While many holiday destinations are ideal for specific times of the year - offering, for example, activities like skiing in the winter or warm, sunny beaches in the summer - other destinations are ideal for year-round travel. Destinations like these offer an array of activities at any given time of year and make it simple for holidaymakers to travel there without having to consider whether it’s an “appropriate” time of year to do so.
Switzerland is just one of many such destinations. Offering some of the best skiing, snowboarding and ice-climbing opportunities in the winter, Switzerland is also renowned for its hiking, mountaineering and even skydiving in the spring and summer months. So it’s no wonder so many people choose Switzerland as their holiday destination, no matter what time of year it happens to be.
For anyone who loves city breaks, Switzerland has a range of cities to please. Zurich, which is Switzerland’s biggest city, Geneva, and the country’s capital city of Berne are ideal for activities such as museum visits and sightseeing, while the beautiful Lugano and Lucerne are smaller but also popular with city explorers.
For the more adventurous, Interlaken is known as the action sports capital of Switzerland, acting as a base for activities such as skydiving, ice and mountain climbing, bungee jumping, white water rafting and canyoning. There are also a number of smaller towns that play host to ski and snowboarding resorts, Zermatt being the most popular and the closest Swiss town before reaching the majestic Matterhorn Mountain. Interested in hiking or mountaineering? Head to Switzerland’s Jungfrau region - considered by many to offer Europe’s most beautiful mountain scenery.
Aside from being a great destination at any time of year, Switzerland holidays offer so much for all types of travellers. If you are seeking peace, quiet and seclusion, why not stay in a cabin in a quaint village that overlooks lakes, forests and the Alps? Perhaps you’re after a thrilling adventure, full of adrenaline-fuelled activities - in which case, Interlaken and its wide range of adventure sports, such as skydiving and ice climbing, will be perfect for you.
Switzerland is also fun for families with young children as there are a number of activities for them to enjoy - both in Switzerland’s cities and its more rural regions. For instance, there are a number of trains - such as the Glacier Express, Bernina Express, and Centovalli - which offer rides through some of the most scenic areas of Switzerland.
Finally, one thing that’s certain to prove popular with children and adults alike is Switzerland’s world-famous chocolates - available around almost every corner.
Victoria Cochrane writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.