holidays - great in summer, not just winter by Isla Campell
has long featured on many skiers' winter destinations list, but it is also
one of Europe's best summer destinations, offering breathtaking views of
lush green valleys and snow-topped peaks combined with a cornucopia of
marvellous outdoor activities.
summer, many people on walking holidays head to the town of Davos, set
almost 5,200 feet above sea level. Here a funicular railway carries countless
visitors from the heart of the Davos Platz up to Schatzalp where they can
enjoy the fine Alpine botanical garden and the summer sledge run, with
the option of popping into the Hotel Schatzalp for a drink and taking in
the spectacular views over the Davos Valley also available. Cable car rides
are also available throughout the valley, taking visitors as high as 8,000
feet above sea level to partake in a spot of trekking or merely gaze over
the beautiful valley.
the 13th century town of Klosters is also incredibly active during
the summer. Originally a monastic retreat, Klosters sits at the
top of the Prattigau Valley in Eastern Switzerland and is classed as a
medium-sized Swiss village. Less than two hours from Zurich, it is a relaxed
resort throughout the year. Summer activities include taking a horse-drawn
carriage through some truly spectacular scenery, perhaps to the cheese
dairy. Trips to the heated swimming pool, tennis courts and family walks
provide further options.
high up on a natural sun terrace in the Schanfigger Valley, the beautiful
and eminently peaceful resort of Arosa is the starting point for a fantastic
range of summer activities. Here the visitor can choose from fishing, lake
swimming, horse riding and, for anyone staying overnight in a hotel in
the area, free cable car rides at one of the highest resorts in Switzerland.
holidays are anything but mundane during summer as many visitors choose
to partake in some exciting sports such as paragliding in the valleys,
or cycling up the twisting and turning mountain roads. The beautifully
crisp alpine air and the stunning views are both incredibly alluring to
visitors in summer.
June and September there is also the option to get an inclusive card allowing
free transport throughout certain regions on local transport, mountain
railways, and cable cars, as well as unlimited access to ice rinks, sports
and family swimming pools and tennis courts. The resorts of Villars, Davos,
Klosters, Arosa and the ultra-glamorous St.
Moritz are all included in the Summer Card scheme, meaning that
mountain holidays in Switzerland offer a truly spectacular, action-packed
time for all the family!
/ Switzerland Travel Guide
the Author - Isla
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