No running engines, no traffic jams: the much-loved holiday resorts of Riederalp, Bettmeralp and Fiescheralp in the Aletsch Arena – VS

The car-free destinations of Bettmeralp, Riederalp and Fiescheralp within the Aletsch Arena and perched high on the sunny Valais plateau and can only be reached by cablecar. These are idyllic and extremely popular villages for family holidays. The mountain landscape and the breathtaking views attract numerous hikers, bikers and trail-runners during summer. We stayed in […]

St. Ursanne, the Pearl of the Jura! – JU

This Saturday we visited St. Ursanne, also known as the Pearl of the Jura and officially listed as one of the most beautiful villages in Switzerland. Nestled in an unspoilt natural setting on the banks of the Doubs river in the canton of Jura (bordering France), the small medieval town of Saint-Ursanne has preserved its […]

Rougemont, member of “The most beautiful villages in Switzerland” – VD

Rougemont is nestled in the heart of the verdant valley of the Sarine river, in the Pays d’Enhaut. Rougemont is an authentic and picturesque village with lovely old chalets characterized by their engraved inscriptions and richly decorated façades that will instantly captivate you.Certain wooden houses date back more than 400 years, preserving its exceptional architectural […]

Grandvillard, listed as one of the most beautiful villages – FR

“The Most Beautiful Villages in Switzerland “ is an independent association founded in 2015 with the aim of protecting, promoting and coordinating in a tourist network the Swiss Municipalities that, meeting the criteria set out in the quality character, are classified as such. There are 43 villages officially classified including Grandvillard (Fribourg) which we visited […]

Wondering around the beautiful Vevey old town and the lake shore – VD

Vevey is considered as a “Pearl of the Swiss Riviera”. With the charming old town facing the lake and with lovely vineyards on its back, it makes it a popular excursion destination. You can board on one of the classy paddlewheel steamers and visit the region from a totally different perspective. Vevey offers lots of […]

Walking and biking around Saillon – VS

Saillon is a tiny peaceful village in the Valais full of charm and history. Situated on a rocky spur, it was a strategic position for the Duke of Savoy who took possession of Saillon at the beginning of the 13th century. The dream of glory came to an end in 1475 when the Savoy castles […]

Biking around Murten Lake – FR

We e-biked 30km around Murten / Morat lake. It’s a long but easy itinerary as it’s flat most of the trail and practically car-free. The tour begins in the picturesque medieval town of Murten built between the 13th and 17th centuries. The ramparts encircling the town are one of the best-preserved fortifications in Switzerland. At […]

Ascona, the “Pearl of Lake Maggiore” – TI

Ascona is located on the northern shore of Lago Maggiore in Ticino, near the delta of the Maggia river, on the shores of a splendid and sunny bay. It’s famous for its beautiful lake promenade but also its old colorful town with narrow streets (car-free) full of cafés, restaurants, hotels and boutiques. It’s a very […]

Foroglio waterfall – TI

The Foroglio waterfall (110m high) is the most spectacular in Ticino. Located in the Bavona Valley at the top of Maggia Valley, the waterfall and the gracious stone village only few steps away are of a rare beauty. You can spend few hours climbing the rocks of the waterfall or along the river, and enjoy […]