Swiss Alps

Explore classic Switzerland

The Swiss make is so easy to hike here! Even if you have limited hiking experience, the Swiss Alps could be your most perfect walking holiday. The majestic Matterhorn has a magical attraction and the Five Lakes Walk is in a class of its own. On our trip, you will also take an exquisite winding mountain drive through the panoramic Grimsel Pass, one of the highest passes in the Swiss Alps and experience the serenity and epic views from Mt Titlis.

It’s not all physical! The towns and villages in the Swiss Alps are great places to relax. Taste traditional fondues and mouthwatering mountain cuisine, or sip a cocktail or two on a sun terrace while soaking up the stunning mountain scenery. In the wonderful rural town of Engelberg, indulge in cheese tasting and stock-up for friends back home!

Locations in the Swiss Alps


Zermatt is the mountain capital of Switzerland, it’s streets throng with hikers and people who come for the spectacular views of the Matterhorn which is visible everywhere in the town. There many wonderful hiking trails to explore all around the Zermatt valley and lively cafes and bars to explore in the evenings.


The well preserved old town of Visp sits in the Upper Valais region, home to the highest vineyards in Europe. The town is host to a weekly farmers market and boast 300 day sunshine a year.


The Grimsel pass sits at 2164m in the Bernese Alp, amongst  a remote Alpine landscape of reservoir lakes ringed by icy, green-grey granite mountains.

Lucerne, is known for its beautifully preserved medieval old town. The city sits amid snowcapped mountains on Lake Lucerne.


The charming town of Engelberg has a distinct and rustic character. The town’s Benedictine monastery was founded in 1120 and has a great infuence on the life of the town. It is surrounded by 500km of hiking trails and has the famous Mount Titlis overlooking the town, whose spectacular summit station has featured in many movies.


Engstlenalp is regarded as a hiker’s heaven due to the many trail which exist and link Engelberg with the area over the Joch Pass.


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Swiss Alps

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8 Days

Swiss Alps

The Discovery Trip – Swiss Alps

Challenging - Strenuous Culture Guided
  • Enjoy the creature comforts
  • Spectacular scenery and stunning mountain views
  • For active travellers who love exploring and having fun
  • A rewarding combination of physical challenges, new cultures, natural wonders, and time to relax


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Swiss Alps


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On this trip you'll enjoy comfortable, character-filled European 3-star family run hotels. We've carefully selected them for their stunning locations and spectacular mountain views, and they are conveniently close to the centres of Zermatt and Engelberg.

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Our own staff of experienced and qualified International Mountain Leaders are passionate and knowledgeable about the Swiss Alps. They will excel at looking after you and make your safety a priority – very important in an Alpine environment. All our guides are native English speakers, so clear communication is never an issue.

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The freedom & flexibility to hike or relax. This trip is designed to be flexible, giving you the freedom to experience Switzerland the way you want! Feel like you're ready to go, go, go? We can show you the way. Want some downtime or prefer to head out on your own? No problem! Our experienced guide will make sure you take time out for yourself without feeling like you're missing out.

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After you've fallen in love with the mountain wonderland of Zermatt and the Matterhorn we'll take you off the beaten track to discover the rural charm and culture of Engelberg, a beautiful area of unspoiled natural beauty offering some of the best walking in Switzerland. Bathe in shimmering lakes, breathe in the fresh Alpine air, and enjoy first-class hospitality.


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Our comprehensive Destination Guide is bursting with inspiration, travel essentials, background information and more! Essential reading to help you plan, prepare and enjoy a memorable trip in the Alps.

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Get to know the Alps


June through September is the best time to walk in the Swiss Alps. July is the warmest month (it doesn’t get that hot in the mountains) and the wildflowers are in bloom; usually, there is not much rain in July.

The winter starts early and ends late in the mountain towns. August is also a good month for hiking, but you can get snow. September is also good weather, but by October it can get very cold.

Read more on when to trek the Swiss Alps.

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  • The Matterhorn
  • Swiss cuisine
  • Views from the Trift Hutte
  • The mighty Gornergrat
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If you have a group of friends or family you can request one of these trips as your own private departure. Consider a customised trip, individually tailored to your ideal walking distances and timeframes. Have a look at our tailor-made trips page on the link below and drop us a line:

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