The popular Walenpfad trail from Bannalp to Engelberg is known as one of Switzerland’s most beautiful high-altitude hikes. Along the way the walk passes through Alp Oberfeld, home to a cluster of wooden houses where organic farmers spend the summer with their goats, cows and other animals. You can stop here for one or more days, sampling life up on the high pastures among dramatic mountain scenery. Eat fresh, typical alpine cuisine; spend a night in the dormitory in the converted barn, or in the simple but elegant panelled suite; and join in with whatever work needs doing on the farm. You can also help make the delicious mountain cheese – and see how much work goes into this local delicacy.