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Lavaux Vineyard Terraces: The Swiss Wine Route

Lavaux Vineyard Terraces: The Swiss Wine Route

A three hour hike on the Vineyard Trail from St. Saphorin to Lutry is filled with temptations. Terrace after terrace offers fabulous views over Lake Geneva. While local delicacies beckon from the pubs, the winegrowers keep their cellar doors wide...more

The Irrigation Channels of Nendaz : The Historic Water Trail

The Irrigation Channels of Nendaz :...

Scorched by the sun and difficult to access, the steep Valais hillsides are often watered using the so-called "suonen", or irrigation channels. Dug into the ground, hanging from rocks or carved from them, they are a constant reminder of the...more

Glacier 3000 - traverse a glacier!

Glacier 3000 -...

At Botta mountain station (3000 m), there is a flight of steps behind...more

Cardada Cimetta – bird’s-eye view

Cardada Cimetta –...

Have you ever stopped to think that right above Locarno there is a...more

Lavaux Vineyard Terraces: The Swiss Wine Route

A three hour hike on the Vineyard Trail from St. Saphorin to Lutry is filled with temptations. Terrace after terrace offers fabulous views over Lake Geneva. While local delicacies beckon from the pubs, the winegrowers keep their cellar doors wide open for you to get a taste of the landscape. The Lavaux wine region is so spectacular that it has been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 2007.

From St. Saphorin in a diverse route going uphill and downhill through the vines to Lutry. Indeed, it is on the Lavaux Vineyard Terraces where bon vivants get into top gear.

Lavaux Vineyard Terraces: The Swiss Wine Route
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The Irrigation Channels of Nendaz : The Historic Water Trail

Scorched by the sun and difficult to access, the steep Valais hillsides are often watered using the so-called "suonen", or irrigation channels. Dug into the ground, hanging from rocks or carved from them, they are a constant reminder of the farmers' struggle against drought. Today, picturesque hiking trails follow these historic water channels.

A wonderful waterworld: 100 kilometres of hiking trails run through the sun-drenched Nendaz region along these historic irrigation channels.

The Irrigation Channels of Nendaz : The Historic Water Trail
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Glacier 3000 - traverse a glacier!

At Botta mountain station (3000 m), there is a flight of steps behind the house leading up to a viewing platform.

At Botta mountain station (3000 m), there is a flight of steps behind the house leading up to a viewing platform.

Glacier 3000 - traverse a glacier!
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Cardada Cimetta – bird’s-eye view

Have you ever stopped to think that right above Locarno there is a panoramic viewpoint that's very easy to reach, which offers spectacular sights from the lowest point above sea level in Switzerland, the river Maggia's delta in Ascona, right up to the summit of Monte Rosa, the highest in the whole country?

The deepest and highest points in Switzerland at a glance – in the south the Lago Maggiore, and to the west the Valais high Alps with Dufourspitze. All this at just a few minutes away from the lively town of Locarno.

Cardada Cimetta – bird’s-eye view
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