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High Mountain trips – Switzerland

Switzerland is a mountaineers paradise, with countless mountains and epic scenery in abundance. High mountain ascents are the perfect way to discover the hidden delights on offer in this small but mighty country!

Switzerland is at the epicentre of the world famous Alps, with most of the Southern half of the country covered in snow-capped peaks, including the renowned and majestic Matterhorn (4478m).

This results in perfect high mountain ascents, as the wide array of location choices combined with the excellent conditions make for a veritable playground for mountaineers.

Apart from the mountains, the alpine scenery is as postcard-pretty as one can imagine, with tree-lined forests leading to idyllic and tranquil lakes, with small, quaint and rustique villages and towns welcoming all and sundry to indulge in the local customs and traditions.

Choose from our selection of high mountain trips in Switzerland and explore the majesty of this lovely country.

 

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Switzerland is a very unique country, with the different regions influenced by the respective neighboring countries, resulting in different languages being spoken and a different culture and vibe being felt depending where in the country you are.

The big cities of Zurich and Geneva are much more business-focused and urban than the rest of the country, with cities such as Bern, Basel and Lucerne being much prettier and close to nature.

Some of the mountain ascents can be quite challenging, so being fit and in decent shape before arriving will maximise enjoyment of the activity.

 

 

Good to Know

 

Weather

Moderate for most of the year, with Summer averaging around 20 degrees celsius, however temperatures in Winter often drop below 0 degrees celsius.

Language

German, French, Italian, Romansh

Currency

Swiss franc

How to get there

Flights to Zurich and Geneva from all major European hubs, and easy access overland from neighboring countries Italy, Germany, France, Austria and Liechtenstein.

Country Code

+41

Best time to visit

June-August, when the weather is warmest and there is little to no snowfall.

 

 
 

 

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