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Switzerland is a land of incredible beauty and contrast. From fairytale villages and vibrant cities to truly spectacular alpine landscapes, this small country has it all in spades.

To fully appreciate Switzerland, you need to head outdoors and walk, hike or cycle through its postcard-perfect landscapes: emerald green valleys, shimmering alpine lakes and meadows dotted with tiny wildflowers, all framed by the arresting snowcapped peaks of the Alps.

Tackle a challenging mountaineering climb of the incomparable Matterhorn; or hike the iconic Haute Route to Zermatt, taking the trekkers’ route on this famous trail steeped in mountaineering legend and hailed as one of Europe’s most scenic.

Enjoy views of Switzerland’s most famous mountains on the Alpine Pass Route, one of Europe's most spectacular walks; or enjoy quintessential Swiss alpine walking in the Bernese Oberland, with hills gentle enough for the whole family.

Cross the historic St Bernard Pass at the Swiss-Italian border, visiting the imposing alpine hospice famous for its St Bernard rescue dogs; and discover the delightful Swiss villages for the Trient and the Swiss Mont Blanc region, following the iconic Tour du Mont Blanc walking trail.

Cycle along the Rhine through one of Switzerland's most stunning alpine regions packed with majestic lakes, valleys and mountains; and ride through three countries in as many days as you circle Lake Constance, flanked by the snowcapped peaks of the Swiss Alps.

From self-guided and guided alpine walking holidays to exciting treks, cycling journeys and challenging mountaineering expeditions, our unique itineraries are designed to bring you the very best of Switzerland.

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Personal Experience of Switzerland

Our team have been walking in Switzerland for over 4 decades. We are passionate about the Swiss mountains, active holidays and delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of the UK & Europe and bring a multi-disciplined, multicultural and whole-hearted love of all things travel.

Great Value & Quality Trips in Switzerland

Our active holidays in Switzerland are well priced offering great value for money. Included in your package are comprehensive route notes, maps & guide books along with bag transfers and locally run accommodation. When you book, your trip will be fully organised by a dedicated member of our in-house team, so you will always know who you are dealing with. We take the stress out of organising your trip.

Local Knowledge of Switzerland

We place great emphasis on researching, planning and crafting innovative itineraries of Switzerland to ensure you get the very best experience out of your trip. We believe relationships are important and have been working with many of our hoteliers and local suppliers for years. This means that they know exactly what our travellers expect.


 

Reducing waste

Our Waste Management Policy encourages our travellers to take their own reusable water bottles, coffee cups and reusable stuff sacks to avoid single use plastics. In the mountains of the Pyrenees and Mont Blanc our local partners reduce the amount of packaging taken on tour and ensure all waste is carried out from refuges that do not have road access to help dispose of it properly.

Supporting local

In the regions that we travel tourism is the main source of income for many local people. We support them by only working with local family run hotels and suppliers so your money supports the community that hosts you.

Paddock to Plate

The paddock to plate across Europe is one we encourage by choosing to work with accommodations that source produce from local farms. This provides you with fresher meals and ensures your money directly assists local economies.



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Currency

Swiss Franc

International Dialing Code

+41

Electricity
Type C plug

Electricity in Switzerland is 230 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is C. (2 round prong).

Visas

Visas not required for citizens of Australia, Canada, USA and New Zealand for up to 90 days in a period of 180 days for all Schengen countries (see https://tinyurl.com/lkho3qg for countries part of the Schengen). Please ensure your passport is stamped on arrival in the Schengen area. For all other nationalities and for longer stays in countries covered by the Schengen Agreement (Australian New Zealand, Canadian and US passport holders), please contact the relevant embassy. Stays of longer than 90 days in the Schengen area require a long stay visa for the country you are spending most time in. However long stay visas are unlikely to be issued unless there is a valid reason (eg. studying in country). Unfortunately we cannot assist in obtaining visas for long stays due to individual country visa requirements.

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.