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Walking in the Engadine: a valley for all seasons

Feature · On 7 Jul 2019 by Kev Reynolds

There are many wonderful places to walk in Switzerland and some are more touristy than others. Here, author Kev Reynolds sings the praises of the Engadine, a valley he first...
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War Walks on the Swiss Jura Crest Trail

Feature · On 10 Mar 2019 by Ali Rowsell

The Jura Crest Trail is the perfect starting point for exploring Swiss escape routes and World War II historical locations. Ali Rowsell describes some of the highlights.
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Snowshoeing in the Swiss Jura: a perfect weekend winter wonderland

Feature · On 29 Dec 2018 by Ali Rowsell

Not far from Geneva, the opportunities for snowshoeing in the Jura mountains of Switzerland are superb. Accessible even for a weekend of winter walking, these mountains can be reached by...
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Celebrating Fifty Years... The Zermatt Safari

Feature · On 1 Dec 2018 by Bill O'Connor

Bill O’Connor remembers a trip to ski-safari paradise Zermatt. This short story is taken from the commemorative book Fifty Years of Adventure.
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Hidden gem – St Moritz without the glitz – walking in the beautiful Engadine

Feature · On 3 Oct 2018

The Engadine, the 'valley of the Inn people', is a high valley of contrasts, and home to one of Switzerland's national parks. In the Upper Engadine between Maloja and St...
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Ultra Tour Monte Rosa – the hardest race no-one’s heard about

Feature · On 23 Sep 2018 by Joe Williams

Have you run the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB)? Did you find it too easy? Do you wish you could challenge yourself a bit more? Well, legendary runner and...
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Highlights of the Jungfrau Region

Feature · On 25 Mar 2018 by Kev Reynolds

One of the most bizarre mountain experiences you can have in the Alps comes on Day 8 of the Tour of the Jungfrau Region, when you arrive on the summit...
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Snowshoeing in the Engadine

Feature · On 14 Mar 2018 by Clive Darley

For those who wish to enjoy the serenity of winter mountain landscapes away from the bustle of the main downhill skiing centres, the Engadine in south-east Switzerland is nirvana.
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Walking the Aletsch Glacier

Feature · On 21 Jan 2018 by Mike Wells

Mike Wells describes a recent visit to Western Europe’s longest glacier, the Aletsch. Here, he describes the two day trek along the entire length of the glacier.
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Exploring the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps

Feature · On 11 Sep 2017 by Kev Reynolds

Kev Reynolds knows the Alps like no one else. He tells us about a trek in the little-known Silvretta and Rätikon Alps, the mountain regions that straddle the Swiss-Austrian border...
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Photogallery – Switzerland's Alpine Pass Route/Via Alpina 1

Feature · On 5 Jun 2017 by Robert Loudon

In the summer of 2016, Robert Loudon and Jean Blackwood trekked across Switzerland on the Alpine Pass Route (also known as Via Alpina 1). Here, Robert shares his fantastic photos...
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The big climbs on Switzerland's Alpine Pass Route

Feature · On 8 May 2017 by Lesley Williams

The Alpine Pass Route (APR) – Swiss Via Alpina 1 (VA1) crosses 16 high mountain passes as it makes its way over 350km across Switzerland, making it one of the...
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Winter walking in Kandersteg

Feature · On 5 Dec 2016 by Steve Davison

Fancy some spectacular winter walking in the Alps? Kandersteg in Switzerland's Bernese Alps is an excellent place to go for a winter walking holiday. The pisted walking trails and waymarked...
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Updating a Cicerone guidebook - Switzerland's Alpine Pass Route

Feature · On 2 Oct 2016 by Lesley Williams

The Alpine Pass Route (APR) – now fully waymarked as Swiss Via Alpina 1 (VA1) – is a hiking trail of over 350km across Switzerland, crossing high mountain passes through...
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Walking in the Val d’Hérens

Feature · On 8 Feb 2016 by Mike Hawtree

Mike Hawtree first came to Switzerland just over ten years ago, working for a well-known food company based in Vevey, on the shores of Lake Geneva. His wife, Jude, has...
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Diaries of a Monte Rosa Circuit

Feature · On 8 Dec 2015 by Phil Nixon

Phil Nixon summarises his diary entries on a tour that incorporated part of the Grand Tour of Monte Rosa and most of the Tour of Monte Rosa with trekking companions...
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Trekking the Alpine Pass Route across Switzerland

Feature · On 20 Jan 2015 by Jonathan Cook

Starting in Sargans and finishing in Montreux on the shore of Lake Geneva, the Alpine Pass Route (APR) makes a complete east-west traverse of Switzerland, taking in some of the...