5) A wide appeal
And yet, despite all the above, Switzerland still has the capacity to surprise. Who would have thought, for example, that the same country known for its high, impenetrable peaks could also be home to lush, palm-fringed lakes and graceful Italianate towns where you’re more likely to find gelato
on the menu than fondue?
Ticino – the location of our newest Swiss walking holiday
(and aforementioned gelato
) – really does have it all, including an excellent network of ancient footpaths which lead you away from the bustling lakesides and into the region’s tranquil river valleys and chestnut-forested hills, providing the perfect way to escape the crowds and enjoy some truly wonderful walking.