The pre-Alpine character of the Greyerz region lends itself to magnificent bike tours, the loop from Charmey to the vantage point of La Berra and back is excellent proof.
It was on the Simplon Pass, where once upon a time Napoleon and his army traveled south, only to suffer a crushing defeat - life is very peaceful today.
Can there be anything better than going biking against a glorious mountain backdrop? That's not a problem at all in the Saas Valley. No fewer than 13 of Switzerland's highest peaks are assembled here, with the Dufourspitze standing head and shoulders above giants.
The little-known Capriasca Mountain north of Lugano may be regarded as a genuine insider's tip. The 700-meter-high plateau offers fantastic views of the Gulf of Lugano and Val Colla.