A Summer Adventure in the Swiss Alps
Prepare to be pampered. Awestruck. Exhilarated. In a place where mountains cut into the sky. Where snow perfectly crowns each peak and glacial lakes shimmer. Where alpine comfort and Matterhorn views come standard at the Riffelalp Resort. Where trails lead to remote hamlets and green pastures, over hidden mountain passes and beside immense glaciers. Where chalets are always ready with a cold beer or warm hot chocolate. Prepare for the height of Switzerland. Prepare for the Swiss Alps.
Heart-pumping hikes reveal quintessential Switzerland
Trek from high mountain passes to wildflower-strewn meadows with soft-eyed dairy cows
Jaw-dropping panoramic vistas of Gornergletscher, a glacier with bright blue pools and deep crevasses
Feast on fondue paired with regional wines
Riffelalp Resort, the epitome of luxury, with stunning views of the Matterhorn
Day 1 Experience quintessential Switzerland with breathtaking hikes starting with a ridgeline walk above the Adelboden Valley Ascend by gondola to the Wildflower Trail Alpine pastures, tumbling waterfalls and glistening glaciers stretch out before you.
Days 2-3 Trek from high mountain passes to wildflower-strewn meadows A challenging route to Leukerbad leads past a shimmering glacier-fed lake and over Gemmi Pass, crossed for centuries by traders Cable cars whisk us over the toughest ups and downs Traverse a thermal gorge on a suspension bridge that looks onto a thundering waterfall Get the skinny on Swiss cheese at a traditional farm Do your hiking muscles need TLC? You’re in the right place: Leukerbad’s healing waters have attracted travelers since the 19th century.
Day 4 Riffelalp Resort, the epitome of luxury, with panoramic views of the Matterhorn Catch the Glacier Express train to Zermatt, a picturesque village that is blissfully automobile-free En route through the Zmutt Valley, stop for a lager or slice of apple strudel in one of the historic mountain hamlets Feast on fondue paired with regional wines.
Days 5-6 Jaw-dropping views of Gornergletscher, a glacier with bright blue pools and deep crevasses, reached by foot or cog railway As you listen to the ice field groan, creak and rumble, the Monte Rosa and Breithorn peaks stand watch Savor crisp morning air en route to an alpine lake which offers magnificent vistas of Zermatt Enjoy a tour of historical Zermatt with a local expert.LESS