From Lake Geneva to the high Alpine ridges: our journey takes you from the chic lakeside to its nearby terraced vineyards, then follows the Rhone River up to gorgeous flowering meadows, tasting the best of Swiss food and drink along the way. Experience panoramic hikes, visit an artisanal alpine fromagerie and set foot in medieval Sion. For thrills, sit down for lunch in a mountain hut then traverse a high-altitude glacier via a looming suspension bridge. The charming hotels and unbelievable views are just the icing on the cake.
Trip designed by Travel Expert Marya Valli
Head out from the shores of Lake Geneva for an introductory hike offering breathtaking views of Lac Leman and the Alps. Enjoy refreshments at the top (you've earned it!) and return to the hotel for dinner at La Véranda terrace restaurant, overlooking the majestic Swiss and French Alps.
Beat the crowds with a morning visit to 13th C castle, Château de Chillon. This afternoon, hike among the Lavaux’s famous terraced vineyards and finish the day with a tasting at a local caveau.
Follow ancient trading routes up the Swiss Rhône valley to Martigny. Stop for lunch at a traditional Swiss mountain refuge, then hike to the foot of the Corbassière Glacier. Tonight, eat like the locals at Le Caveau, with melted cheese in many forms.
Hike the iconic Pierre Avoi, a 2473m (8113 ft) pinnacle that looms above Verbier and the Rhône Valley. Emerge into meadows of wildflowers, dotted with grazing cows and finish with astonishing views over the entire Rhône Valley.
Take part in an alpine cheese-making demonstration (and tasting!). Then, embark on a scenic hike through the Alps, returning to Bella Tola for dinner on the terrace this evening.
Pay a visit to Valais, stopping by the regional market filled with local produce, cheeses, wine and crafts. Explore the town's fortified castle and 12th C church before saying au revoir. Your guide will assist you with your onward travels.VIEW MAP CLOSE Want to see a full
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.