The 6 most beautiful hiking and cycling holidays

This is a paid post brought to you by ALDI SUISSE TOURS

Hiking is a Swiss thing: According to the “Sport Switzerland 2020” survey by the Federal Office for Sport (FOSPO), more than half of the population regularly head for the mountains. With good reason: According to studies, we release happiness hormones on hikes and leave stress and worries in the valley. The same applies to cycling: in the statistics mentioned, it occupies second place behind hiking.

Both activities, whether sporty or leisurely, are also the perfect basis for a relaxing and varied holiday. And you don’t even have to travel far for that: The selection of great destinations is huge in Switzerland alone and the neighboring countries also have many beautiful corners to offer for hikers and bikers. Holidays in and around Switzerland are a particularly carefree choice. With ALDI SUISSE TOURS you are always on the safe side, see box.

We have put together six hiking and cycling paradises – from more demanding to family-friendly, there is something for every taste. Well then, good luck!

1. Bernese Oberland: Top lake view(s)

The popular holiday region is primarily known as a hiking hotspot. But the Bernese Oberland also offers great bike tours. For example around Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. The latter is circumnavigated in a slightly shorter time at 2.5 hours, the route also leads almost continuously directly along the turquoise blue water. It takes almost twice as long to pedal around Lake Thun. In the 4.5 hours there are also a few inclines to be mastered – also to Sigriswil. You will be rewarded with a breathtaking panorama of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau – and a 340 meter long suspension bridge.

2. Graubünden: Extremely strong combo

Hiking or cycling? This question does not arise in the Arosa-Lenzerheide region. Both are possible in abundance in the Graubünden holiday paradise. An incredible 436 bike routes for every level and the largest bike park in the canton are on offer along with 286 hikes – all picturesquely embedded in the beautiful mountain world. Here you can switch off wonderfully in quiet side valleys or at crystal-clear mountain lakes or experience all sorts of things with the whole family, be it on the Squirrel Trail or in the Bear Park. In the latter, the animals rescued from poor housing conditions can be observed in their new, idyllic home on an adventure trail with viewing platforms and suspension bridges.

3. Tirol: Kurzweil in full length

You will certainly not hear this sentence during your hiking holiday with your children in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis: “How long will it be?” You will find too much entertainment, too many offers for children in the popular Tyrolean holiday resort. The spectrum ranges from themed hikes to explorers, pirates or witches to adventure mountains, via ferrata to the “Georama” all about fossils and rocks and a special children’s mine. The modern scavenger hunt, “geocaching”, also promises excitement, where you can learn lots of interesting facts about bears, lynx and wolves that used to live here. Dead tired and happy, the whole family falls into bed after a long day in one of the many cozy hotels.

Carefree package with ALDI SUISSE TOURS

So that nothing stands in the way of holiday planning despite the current situation, ALDI SUISSE TOURS offers an optional carefree package. Cancellation is possible up to 7 days before the start of the trip without giving a reason for CHF 5 for your own arrival and CHF 10 for air, ship and train travel. Full refund of the travel price – simple and fast. ALDI SUISSE TOURS also provides the most important information on the subject of Corona and travel on the website.

So that nothing stands in the way of holiday planning despite the current situation, ALDI SUISSE TOURS offers an optional carefree package. Cancellation is possible up to 7 days before the start of the trip without giving a reason for CHF 5 for your own arrival and CHF 10 for air, ship and train travel. Full refund of the travel price – simple and fast. ALDI SUISSE TOURS also provides the most important information on the subject of Corona and travel on the website.

4. Valais: Aletsch path with an adrenaline finish

On this hike, nature offers the spectacle: the path along the large Aletsch Glacier is considered one of the most beautiful high-altitude paths in Switzerland. The 23-kilometre-long ice formation is always in view on the way and in the background numerous four-thousanders from the cantons of Bern and Valais round off the fabulous view. At the very bottom of the glacier gate, the Aletschji-Grünsee suspension bridge 80 meters above the Massa Gorge awaits you with 124 meters of pure thrills! Speaking of which: anyone who likes this thrill can walk across four other suspension bridges in the Goms region. Adrenaline fans work best on the six-day suspension bridge trail.

5. Central Switzerland: Maxi history, mini Caribbean

In the golden middle of the country there are numerous beautiful hiking routes. For those who are a little more active, history can be experienced at every turn on the “Swiss Path” – from the legendary Rütli over the Tellsplatte in three days and a total of 35 kilometers around Lake Uri to Brunnen SZ to its federal chapel. The tour is fairly flat over large parts, but has two demanding climbs. It goes over paths, stairs carved into the rock, past beautiful barbecue areas and idyllic bathing spots. We also recommend the “Lorelei” bathing islands in the Reuss delta, which exude a little South Seas feeling. Almost at the end of the tour, the Swiss Holiday Park in Morschach promises fun and wellness.

6. Alsace: fire and flame for the bike

Alsace is perfect for a leisurely bike tour combined with enjoyment: a mostly flat, well-signposted cycle path runs along the famous wine route, which is also worth getting off regularly. Picturesque churches, palaces and castles as well as more than a hundred wine villages with their typical half-timbered houses can be seen and experienced. There are also plenty of “provisions” waiting in these pretty villages: at lunchtime there are spaetzle, tarte flambée or the hearty Baeckeoffe stew (meat, onions, potatoes, leeks) in rustic wine taverns, and in the evening the so-called “Parenthèse Vigneronne” is a little more classy – with fine wines and a fine gourmet menu.

Presented by a partner

This post was created by the Ringier Brand Studio on behalf of a client. The content is journalistically prepared and meets Ringier’s quality requirements.

Contact: Email Brand Studio

This post was created by the Ringier Brand Studio on behalf of a client. The content is journalistically prepared and meets Ringier’s quality requirements.

Contact: Email Brand Studio