Switzerland

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Matterhorn

For the ultimate alpine experience, Switzerland is the place to be. Matterhorn, Jungfrau, Monte Rosa or Piz Bernina, these are just a few of the fifty peaks over four-thousand meters high. Famous massifs include Berner Oberland, Wallis (Valais) and Jura, and there are many, many more. Wintertime is for the skiing jet-set of course, but in summer, from July until September, hiking trails and mountain huts are open all across the country. Popular are the regions of Valais (Wallis) with the Jungfrau and the Aletsch glacier, Graubünden in the east, Tessin (Ticino) in the south, and Fribourg in the west.

There are 6 official national long distance hiking trails, and 53 regional long distance trails. This number is growing. European long distance trail E1, E2 (small tip), E4 and E5 pass through Switzerland, coinciding with national trails. The Swiss Alps are literally strewn with more than 150 excellent mountain huts for hikers to stay overnight and have a meal. In the height of summer the huts in popular regions can get crowded. Given all the information available on the internet, in guide-books and on maps, you can easily plan your own hiking itinerary from hut to hut, combining day-hikes into a multi-day itinerary ranging from an easy hike with kids to crossing glaciers in full gear for the experienced mountaineer.

In addition, no other country in Europe is so completely neat and orderly as Switzerland. Truly everything is well-organized, from cable cars to accommodation, from trail maintenance to waymarking, from maps and guidebooks to around the clock alpine rescue from the air. The Swiss Alpine Club even boasts the world's most futuristic mountain hut, the dazzling New Monte Rosa Hut, to be opened late in 2009. If it were possible to order fine weather in advance, the Swiss would surely be the first to offer this service.

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Trails

Regions

Mountains

Books

Bol.com
Netherlands
2012
  • The Swiss Alps
  • The Swiss Alps are home to the highest and most spectacular mountains in Western Europe, beloved not only of mountaineers, from the earliest days of alpinism to the present day, but also those content simply to gaze and wonder. This unique resource for the climber, walker, trekker and ski mountaineer, the latest volume in Cicerone's World... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2012
  • The Swiss Alps
  • The Swiss Alps are home to the highest and most spectacular mountains in Western Europe, beloved not only of mountaineers, from the earliest days of alpinism to the present day, but also those content simply to gaze and wonder. This unique resource for the climber, walker, trekker and ski mountaineer, the latest volume in Cicerone's World... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2011
  • WF5402 Fränkische Schweiz Kompass
  • Die schönsten Touren mit Top-Routenkarten und Höhenprofilen.De Kompass wandelgids + kaart geeft een overzicht van alle wandelroutes in het gebied met nauwkeurige routeaanwijzingen en hoogteaanduidingen, De extra grote kaart, schaal 1:35 000, is ideaal om van te voren uw route uit te stippelen en om onderweg te gebruiken • naast de bekende... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2011
  • WF5402 Fränkische Schweiz Kompass
  • Die schönsten Touren mit Top-Routenkarten und Höhenprofilen.De Kompass wandelgids + kaart geeft een overzicht van alle wandelroutes in het gebied met nauwkeurige routeaanwijzingen en hoogteaanduidingen, De extra grote kaart, schaal 1:35 000, is ideaal om van te voren uw route uit te stippelen en om onderweg te gebruiken • naast de bekende... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Biking in Switzerland
  • This guide covers the 9 biking itineraries in Switzerland that are prepared and maintained by the Veloland organization. These touring itineraries include difficult mountain sections that require adequate preparation, but also easy sections that can be done by families with children. Each stage is described with highlights of the localities... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Biking in Switzerland
  • This guide covers the 9 biking itineraries in Switzerland that are prepared and maintained by the Veloland organization. These touring itineraries include difficult mountain sections that require adequate preparation, but also easy sections that can be done by families with children. Each stage is described with highlights of the localities... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Wilderness Light
  • Through his camera's eye Max Schmid sees Switzerland as a unique, primordial "nature park". He portrays impressive mountains, rugged valleys, and alpine landscapes with mountain flora and coursing streams, natural formations in rock and ice. Despite the cliches of an all-too-orderly, urbanized Switzerland dominated by the banking industry, the... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Wilderness Light
  • Through his camera's eye Max Schmid sees Switzerland as a unique, primordial "nature park". He portrays impressive mountains, rugged valleys, and alpine landscapes with mountain flora and coursing streams, natural formations in rock and ice. Despite the cliches of an all-too-orderly, urbanized Switzerland dominated by the banking industry, the... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Switzerland
  • This Eyewitness Travel Guide showcases the very best of Switzerland, with its multinational culture and unique position at the heart of Europe. This winter wonderland offers everything from magnificent mountain scenery, alpine villages, ski resorts and apres-ski, to emmental, chocolate and cuckoo clocks. Full-colour maps and plans enable you to... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Switzerland
  • This Eyewitness Travel Guide showcases the very best of Switzerland, with its multinational culture and unique position at the heart of Europe. This winter wonderland offers everything from magnificent mountain scenery, alpine villages, ski resorts and apres-ski, to emmental, chocolate and cuckoo clocks. Full-colour maps and plans enable you to... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Bergfloh
  • Wandelen met kinderen in Zwitserland. Dagtochten en wandelingen tot 3 dagen. Read more
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Belgium
  • Bergfloh
  • Wandelen met kinderen in Zwitserland. Dagtochten en wandelingen tot 3 dagen. Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2021
  • Wandelgids Fränkische Schweiz | Rother Bergverlag
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met een groot aantal dagtochten in dal en hooggebergte. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. Die Fränkische Schweiz, jene Gegend zwischen Bamberg, Erlangen, Nürnberg und Bayreuth, ist auch heute noch eine Landschaft wie aus einem alten... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Switzerland, Niagara Falls, Toronto
  • On the 1st of May 2016 I took off on my trip to Switzerland. Nature is beautiful and green in May and it is possible to enjoy the flowers. Every time I went on excursions I got lucky with the weather! First I took the train with my daughter and her friends to Lucerne. From there we took the boat to Viznau and then took the funicular train up to... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Switzerland, Niagara Falls, Toronto
  • On the 1st of May 2016 I took off on my trip to Switzerland. Nature is beautiful and green in May and it is possible to enjoy the flowers. Every time I went on excursions I got lucky with the weather! First I took the train with my daughter and her friends to Lucerne. From there we took the boat to Viznau and then took the funicular train up to... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Lingo
  • Whether you're a frequent visitor to Europe or just an armchair traveler, the surprising and extraordinary stories inLingo will forever change the way you think about the continent, and may even make you want to learn a new language.Lingo spins the reader on a whirlwind tour of sixty European languages and dialects, sharing quirky moments from... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Lingo
  • Whether you're a frequent visitor to Europe or just an armchair traveler, the surprising and extraordinary stories inLingo will forever change the way you think about the continent, and may even make you want to learn a new language.Lingo spins the reader on a whirlwind tour of sixty European languages and dialects, sharing quirky moments from... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Bl tenwanderungen in der Schweiz
  • Pflanzenbestimmungsb cher gibt es viele, doch werwei schon,wann und wo eine bestimmte Art besonders ppig und zuverl ssig bl ht? Zum Beispiel der Himmelsheroldim Oberengadin oder die Wei e Berg-Narzisseam Genfersee.Dieses Wanderbuch f hrt, dem Kalender der Bl hterminefolgend, in 30 Wanderungen zu besonders eindr cklichenStandorten der sch nsten... Read more
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Belgium
  • Bl tenwanderungen in der Schweiz
  • Pflanzenbestimmungsb cher gibt es viele, doch werwei schon,wann und wo eine bestimmte Art besonders ppig und zuverl ssig bl ht? Zum Beispiel der Himmelsheroldim Oberengadin oder die Wei e Berg-Narzisseam Genfersee.Dieses Wanderbuch f hrt, dem Kalender der Bl hterminefolgend, in 30 Wanderungen zu besonders eindr cklichenStandorten der sch nsten... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
De Zwerver
Netherlands
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Little Trains to Faraway Places
  • Narrow-gauge railroading conjures images of marginal track, wooden coaches, and antique steam locomotives. Yet consider the extraordinarily glamorous and comfortable South African Blue Train and Australia's Queenslander as well as the electrified network of meter-gauge mountain railways in Switzerland that run with a precision similar to that... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Little Trains to Faraway Places
  • Narrow-gauge railroading conjures images of marginal track, wooden coaches, and antique steam locomotives. Yet consider the extraordinarily glamorous and comfortable South African Blue Train and Australia's Queenslander as well as the electrified network of meter-gauge mountain railways in Switzerland that run with a precision similar to that... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Basel - Lucerne Swisstopo 102
  • Swiss topographic survey at 1:100,000 from Swisstopo, highly regarded for it superb use of graphic relief and hill shading, presenting an almost 3-D picture of the country`s mountainous terrain. Coverage is available either as small size standard sheets – Nos 26 to 48, each covering 70 x 48 km / 43 x 30 miles approx, or as larger size maps -... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Basel - Laufen - Olten Swisstopo 5029
  • Basel - Laufen - Olten area, map No. 5029, in the standard topographic survey of Switzerland at 1:50,000 from Swisstopo, i.e. without the special overprint highlighting walking trails, local bus stops, etc, presented in Swisstopo’s hiking editions of the 50K survey. Highly regarded for their superb use of graphic relief and hill shading, the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Südliches Märkisches Oderland
  • Südliches Märkisches Oderland (No. 746), a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper.KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS:This title is part of an extensive series covering Austria, much of... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Berne and Surroundings Swisstopo 2502
  • Map No. 2502, Berne and the Surrounding Area STANDARD EDITION, in the topographic survey of Switzerland at 1:25,000 from Swisstopo). Highly regarded for their superb use of graphic relief and hill shading, the maps give an almost 3-D picture of Switzerland`s mountainous terrain. Contours are at 10 m intervals, with 20m intervals in the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Sardona Tectonic Arena - UNESCO World Heritage Site Swisstopo Hiking 5080T
  • Sardona Tectonic Arena, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on map No. 5080T at 1:50,000 in a special hiking edition of Switzerland’s topographic survey, with a geological map of the region and additional highlighting for the area’s 53 especially interesting natural sites plus for 41 other locations including museums and various institutions.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Goms - Aletsch
  • Goms - Aletsch area of the Bernese Oberland at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Schelswig-Holstein South Cycling Region Bikeline Map-Guide
  • Cycling routes in the southern part of Schelswig-Holstein presented by the Verlag Esterbauer in guide with maps at 1:75,000. The guide covers two long-distance trails: a circuit around the Holstein Schweiz plus, further south, the medieval Old Salt Road trade route which runs on well-maintained bike paths along the Elbe-Lübeck canal from... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Basel and Environs
  • Basel - Olten area at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in Hallwag’s hiking atlases and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Adelboden - Lenk
  • Adelboden - Lenk area of the western Bernese Oberland, from Gstaad to Frutigen and Leukerbad at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Basel Swisstopo 213
  • Basel, map No. 213, in the standard topographic survey of Switzerland at 1:50,000 from Swisstopo, i.e. without the special overprint highlighting walking trails, local bus stops, etc, presented in Swisstopo’s hiking editions of the 50K survey. Highly regarded for their superb use of graphic relief and hill shading, the maps give an almost 3-D... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Basel - Sundgau - Blaueberg - Gempen Swisstopo Hiking 213T
  • Basel area, map No. 213T, at 1:50,000 in a special hiking edition of the country’s topographic survey, published by Swisstopo in cooperation with the Swiss Hiking Federation. Cartography, identical to the standard version of the survey, is highly regarded for its superb use of graphic relief and hill shading to provide an almost 3-D picture of... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Hoher Freschen Swisstopo 228
  • Hoher Freschen, map No. 228, in the standard topographic survey of Switzerland at 1:50,000 from Swisstopo, i.e. without the special overprint highlighting walking trails, local bus stops, etc, presented in Swisstopo’s hiking editions of the 50K survey. The map covers mainly Austria, extending east to Au.Highly regarded for their superb use of... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Berne - Fribourg Swisstopo 5016
  • Berne - Fribourg area, map No. 5016, in the standard topographic survey of Switzerland at 1:50,000 from Swisstopo, i.e. without the special overprint highlighting walking trails, local bus stops, etc, presented in Swisstopo’s hiking editions of the 50K survey. Highly regarded for their superb use of graphic relief and hill shading, the maps... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Basel Swisstopo 26
  • Swiss topographic survey at 1:100,000 from Swisstopo, highly regarded for it superb use of graphic relief and hill shading, presenting an almost 3-D picture of the country`s mountainous terrain. Coverage is available either as small size standard sheets – Nos 26 to 48, each covering 70 x 48 km / 43 x 30 miles approx, or as larger size maps -... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lotschental - Aletschgebiet 33K Swisstopo Hiking 3324T
  • Lotschental – Aletschgebiet area of the Bernese Oberland at 1:33,333 on light, waterproof and tear-resistant map No. 3324T published by Swisstopo in cooperation with the Swiss Hiking Federation. Cartography is the same as in Swisstopo’s 50K hiking maps, simply enlarged to 1:33,333 for extra clarity but without additional information. The title... Read more
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Italië - Aosta - Tour du Mont Fallère
  • Heerlijke korte huttentocht tussen het Val d'Aosta en de Grote Sint Bernhard. Wandel met schitterend uitzicht op Matterhorn, Gran Paradiso en Mont Blanc. Volg de perfect gemarkeerde route door groene almweiden met besneeuwde Alpenreuzen als behang. Verblijf in 2 prachtige berghutten, met heerlijk eten en sluit af in het middeleeuwse bergdorp... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Zwitserland - Braunwald
  • U bent een week te gast in een zeer rustig gelegen en gastvrij familiehotel met prachtig uitzicht over het kanton Glarus. Er is een aantal zeer gevarieerde, niet al te zware, wandelingen voor u uitgezet door het parkachtige landschap rond het autovrije dorp Braunwald, dat een uitbundige bloemenpracht en schitterende herfstkleuren kent. De... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Zwitserland - Engadin Guarda
  • Te gast in het fraaie, authentieke Ladiner bergdorp Guarda en een week lang bergwandelen in de uitlopers van de Silvretta en het Zwitsers Nationaal Park. Langs hooilanden en over almen, door dennen- en sparrenbossen en af en toe een bergtop. Regelmatig met de Rhätische Bahn en de Postbus door een gevarieerd en ongeëvenaard Alpenlandschap. Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Zwitserland - Berner Oberland
  • Het mooiste berglandschap van de Alpen ligt ontegenzeggelijk in het Zwitserse Berner Oberland. U maakt een trektocht vanuit Kiental over de Bärenweg, met bijna dagelijks de keuze tussen een lichtere of zwaardere tocht, door het hoogalpiene landschap van het rustige, westelijke deel van het Berner Oberland. U overnacht in eenvoudige berghotels... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Duitsland - Oost-Duitsland
  • Tijdens deze wandelvakantie in de voormalige DDR rijd je met je eigen auto langs drie Nationale Parken: Sächsische Schweiz, het Thüringer Wald met Hainich en de Harz. Overal zijn heerlijke rondwandelingen uitgezet en bovendien ontdek je nog de nodige sporen uit de oude DDR-tijd. Je begint de reis iets voorbij Dresden in de Sächsische Schweiz.... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Duitsland - Bodensee
  • Fietsen langs de Bodensee: een onvervalste fietsklassieker over de goed bewegwijzerde fietsroute door drie Alpenlanden. Tijdens deze fietsvakantie is het optimaal genieten langs het natuurpark Rijndelta, het bloemeneiland Mainau en de historische steden Lindau en Bregenz. Volg over stille wegen de oevers de Bodensee (een van Europa’s grootste... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Zwitserland - Ticino
  • Ticino is een minder bekend kanton van Zwitserland. Het heeft niet de gletsjers en imposante 3- en 4 duizenders van het Berner Oberland of Graubünden. Het heeft wel veel zon en een heerlijke Italiaanse saus over de spreekwoordelijke Zwitserse georganiseerdheid. Deze korte trektocht laat je alles zien, van het groene Valle Maggia met zijn vele... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Italië - Trentino - Val di Sole
  • Aan de voet van de Ortler ligt het Val di Sole, de zonnige vallei. Hier neemt de sympathieke hoteleigenaar Giulio Pretti je deze winter mee op sneeuwschoenen door de bergen die hij kent als zijn broekzak. Zijn passie voor deze bergstreek werkt even aanstekelijk als de menukaart van het restaurant! Op het programma staat iedere dag een... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Zwitserland - Binntal
  • Vanuit het rustieke pension Albrun maakt u fraaie dagwandelingen door het stille, geïsoleerde Binntal in Wallis. Deze ruige en nauwelijks door mensenhanden beïnvloede bergwereld van Wallis is beroemd om zijn grote rijkdom aan mineralen en bergbloemen. De 5-daagse basisreis kunt u naar keuze verlengen. Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Italië - Südtirol - Meraner Höhenweg
  • Hoog boven het sfeervolle stadje Merano in Südtirol loopt een schitterende wandelroute rond het ruige Texel bergmassief. Onderweg passeer je kleine bergdorpjes, woeste watervallen, hooiende bergboeren, stille bossen, steile kloven en uitnodigende terrasjes. Al wandelend kijk je van grote hoogte neer op het cultuurlandschap in het Vinschgau, de... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Groot-Brittannië - Schotland - Islandhopping
  • Verken de zuidwestelijke Schotse eilanden per fiets! Rustige en zacht glooiende weggetjes leiden je over de eilanden Arran, Islay, Jura en Colonsay. Proef de unieke sfeer van deze eilanden die elk hun eigen karakter hebben. Arran is met zijn heidevelden en hoge toppen een soort Schotland-in-het-klein, Islay is beroemd vanwege zijn whisky’s,... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Zwitserland - Aletsch
  • De Zwitserse Aletschgletsjer is zonder twijfel de indrukwekkendste gletsjer van Europa. Vanuit het hooggelegen en autovrije dorpje Bettmeralp in Wallis verken je, met behulp van enkele liften en bergbanen, op relatief eenvoudige wijze dit overweldigende gebied. Je onderkomen is het comfortabele Hotel Bettmerhof. De gastvrije familie Eyholzer... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Frankrijk - Haute Savoie
  • De GR5 is de roemruchte, meer dan 2000 km lange wandelroute van Hoek-van-Holland naar Nice. SNP gaat de komende jaren het spectaculairste stuk GR5 van het Meer van Genève door de ruige Franse Alpen naar Nice aanbieden in 4 etappes. Etappe 1 loopt van Evian-les-Bains naar de Mont-Blanc. Je overnacht om en om in een sfeervol berghotelletje en een... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Zwitserland - Jungfrau
  • Bergwandelvakantie vanuit Wengen, aan de voet van het beroemdste bergtrio van Zwitserland: Jungfrau, Mönch en Eiger. Wandel door een van de fraaiste berglandschappen van Europa. Laat je per trein, seilbahn en tandradbaan naar de mooiste plekken brengen, zoals het Jungfraujoch, het hoogstgelegen treinstation van Europa. Verblijf in een charmant... Read more
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Zwitserland - Jungfrau
  • Lichte bergwandelvakantie vanuit Wengen, aan de voet van het beroemdste bergtrio van Zwitserland: Jungfrau, Mönch en Eiger. Wandel door een van de fraaiste berglandschappen van Europa. Laat je per trein, seilbahn en tandradbaan naar de mooiste plekken brengen, zoals het Jungfraujoch, het hoogstgelegen treinstation van Europa. Verblijf in een... Read more
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Zwitserland - Kesch Trek
  • Steenbokken, alpenmarmotten, schilderachtige Walliser nederzettingen en zeer mooie Zwitserse bergpanorama’s. Dat zijn de ingredienten van deze nieuwe huttentrektocht in Graubünden. Je wandelt van Davos naar St. Moritz en overnacht in bijzonder gelegen berghutten, zoals de Kesch Hut (2625 m). Je wandelt door het Sertigdal en klimt over de... Read more
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