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Walking, cycling and mountain bikingSwitzerlandMobility gets the country moving. The only one of its kind in the world, this network of marked walking, cycling and mountain biking trails makes Switzerland a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.
Our tips: Rhein and Untersee walkAppenzellerland cultural walk
Taking care of yourself and others and respecting the natural environment will ensure you get the most of your outdoor experience.
Sweet dreamsSchloss Wartegg, Rorschacherberg
Switch off and reenergise at the most beautiful spot on Lake Constance. Schlosshotel Wartegg in Rorschacherberg is a castle turned eco-friendly retreat, with supremely comfortable rooms decorated in natural materials. The kitchen places the emphasis on organic ingredients and home-grown produce from the castle garden.
Stein am Rhein Youth Hostel You can also get a good night's sleep in youth hostels, for instance the recently renovated one in Stein am Rhein. This is the perfect base for exploring the picture-book old town on the banks of the Rhine. The youth hostel has been awarded the Ibex fairstay gold award for sustainability.
Dachsen Youth Hostel Can you hear thunder? The thundering Rhine Waterfall lulls you to sleep at Dachsen Youth Hostel, housed in a 1000-year-old castle and spectacularly perched above Europe's biggest falls. The youth hostel has been awarded the Ibex fairstay silver certificate for sustainability.
St. Galler Bratwurst *Made with veal, pork and milk, this soft white sausage is a real delicacy. Eat the bratwurst like a local - with bread but no mustard.
Thurgau ApplesCrunchy, pithy and delightfully tangy, Thurgau's famous apples are enjoyed in many different ways - as cider, cakes, tarts and fresh from the tree. They're also the perfect snack for walking and cycling tours.
Schaffhauser Pinot NoirAmber-hued new wines, refreshing rosés, sweet ice wines and classic red wines - pinot noir is the most versatile of grapes. Some 500 vintners make pinot noirs in this region. Cheers!
* Part of the culinary heritage of Switzerland:www.kulinarischeserbe.ch