Some of Europe’s mightiest larches

Winter hike with superb views from Tracouet mountain station to Plan de Fou and back again

Scenic hike high above the Rhone Valley to the oldest and biggest larches in Europe.

San Salvatore: High altitude trail to Morcote

This superb panorama mountain is one of Lugano's landmarks. Monte San Salvatore not only offers splendid views on all sides but also has numerous hiking trails. The tour from the summit through chestnut forests along the lake to Morcote is a classic. Getting to the top is not a problem as the funicular railway takes only 12 minutes to ascend 909 metres from Lugano-Paradiso.

This superb panorama mountain is one of Lugano's landmarks. Monte San Salvatore not only offers splendid views on all sides but also has numerous hiking trails. The tour from the summit through chestnut forests along the lake to Morcote is a classic. Getting to the top is not a problem as the funicular railway takes only 12 minutes to ascend 909 metres from Lugano-Paradiso.

Sentiero in Cresta: Monte Lema – Monte Tamaro

Nowhere else can such views be found: The ridge walk from Monte Lema to Monte Tamaro is a classic amongst the Swiss high altitude hikes. The panoramic view is unbeatable and reaches from Valle Levantina over the surrounding valleys up into the Pennine Alps in the west and the Grisons Alps in the east.

Nowhere else can such views be found. This ridge walk from Monte Lema to Monte Tamaro is a classic amongst the Swiss high altitude hikes. The panoramic view is unbeatable and reaches from Valle Levantina over the surrounding valleys up into the Pennine Alps in the west and the Grisons Alps in the east.

Sunshine and culinary treats on the Tgantieni high-altitude trail

Scenic walk on sunny heights high above the frozen Heidsee.