Switzerland

Switzerland is a winter sports paradise and a wonderful hiking destination.

Climb the legendary Matterhorn, go skiing in the spectacular terrain of Valais, join the epic Haute Route Ski Traverse from Chamonix to Zermatt, or hike surrounded by the beautiful Swiss Alps scenery.

 

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Landlocked at the heart of Europe, Switzerland is a relatively small country, located between the stunning Alps in the south and the Jura mountains in the north. It is divided in 26 different cantons, with different customs, languages and traditions, resulting in a culturally diverse nation. Famous for its neutrality and political and economical stability, it is not a member of the European Union. The spectacular mountain scenery makes Switzerland a very popular holiday destination in the continent, with countless options for all tastes. The sunny Italian-speaking region of Ticino is a perfect destination for a relaxed summer vacation. Wine lovers should visit some of the country’s spectacular terraced vineyards.

 

 

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What’s the weather like?

Switzerland has a temperate climate. During winter, most of the country receives generous snowfalls. Summers can be quite humid and warm. Autumn is usually cool and dry, and spring is idyllic, full of flowers and with warm temperatures.

Getting there:

Conveniently located in the heart of Europe, getting to Switzerland is pretty easy. The main international airports are at Geneva, Zurich, Basel, Bern and Lugano. Trains arrive from all parts of Europe daily and often in hourly intervals. You could also get there by bus, although the most scenic way to arrive is by ferry, if you are coming from Italy, France or Germany.

Language:

German, French, Italian and Romansh. Each language is spoken in different regions, although most of the people in the country’s major cities are fluent in English.

Country Code:

+41

Currency:

Swiss Franc (CHF)

Best time to visit:

If you are looking for snow, winter is the best time to come, although you can ski all year round in many resorts high in the Alps, like Zermatt. For hiking and other activities the best time is from April till September, when the weather is milder, although it may rain in the summer.

 

 

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What People Say

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Incredible adventure. The contact and the organisation with Peaks Hunter was perfect. The experience with the Guide (Claudio) was also perfect. Very
professional guide, perfect French speaker. It was a pleasure to spend those two days with him. Reaching the summit without him would have been impossible. (Do not believe in the Youtube videos over the Lion Ridge, they are not a good representation of the journey, much harder but way more nice) Thank you Peaks Hunter.
Guy Robert May was fantastic! I could not have made it to the top without him. He was very
friendly and experienced and I felt completely safe. I highly recommend him!
Elis was fantastic!
This was a fantastic trip from start to finish. Lupe and Guy helped in the pre-climb planning, and Guy
is a very knowledgeable guide, and is thorough in planning. I can hardly wait to go again.
Marija is a very good and experienced guide. I will definately choose to go with Marija again.
This is awesome! Actually I could not go to the Matterhorn, because I wasn’t fit. Instead of that, I went to
the Pollux and Breithorn. It is touching to me, and I will go to the Matterhorn with fitting body and stamina. Thank you for giving me great experience
The whole experience of the Mont Blanc climb was awesome. I was really lucky to have Claudio Bastrentaz from Peaks
Hunter Mountain Guide Team as a guide. He is very professional and a great guy to be with on the mountain. We made it to the summit before sunrise and the views were spectacular. It will be a memory for life.
Had a wonderful two days in fantastic weather. Yann was excellent, would highly recommend him.
He is the best guide and supporter! He made me concentrate and focus on the rock climbing. It was really
exciting anf very fun.
Learned allot. Had a hard time with my fitness and balance. Guy wisely said I wasn’t ready. Next year I’ll
be ready.
I really loved Guy. He was the perfect guide for me for my climb up the Hornli ridge of the
Matterhorn. He was fun, patient and very experienced. Guy really knows the mountain and he loves what he does. I highly recommend him for your climbing adventures
Eli’s was the best! Peak Hunter Guides was great. Elis showed some of the best guiding expertise I’ve ever seen.
Thanks to Explore Share.
Marija was professional and showed great patience and fitness. This all culminated in a successful ascent of the Matterhorn. I
would recommend her.
Awesome trip with professional, friendly and highly recommended guide!
Many thanks to your team and David for the organization of the ascent to the Matterhorn. In the future I
hope to resort to your services again. I am very pleased with the result
Hiking with Noe was a true highlight of our trip! He was knowledgeable and warm–building an itinerary that worked just
for us! Despite the rain in the morning, we had the best time walking with Noe and would recommend anyone consider doing the same! Thank you so much, Noe!
 

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