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Beautiful mountain cabins with fully equipped, contemporary interiors in the heart of the stunning mountain scenery of Switzerland. Visit this iconic Swiss mountain summer and winter haven with miles of breathtaking walking trails and sensational, seasonal swimming, skiing or snowboarding opportunities. The perennially popular Swiss Alps region is ideally situated in the center of Switzerland. Many of the peaceful, spacious, alpine vacation rentals in the Swiss Alps are located a short drive from impeccable mountain lakes and glamorous ski resorts.Choose a stunningly located vacation rental for your alpine paradise adventure getaway
A key feature of many of the spacious, fully equipped, beautifully furnished vacation rentals in the area is easy access to the fabled outdoor scenery of the mountains of Switzerland. Outdoor deck views of picture postcard perfect mountain vistas plus a private pool for summer swimming, in charming, peaceful, local mountain village settings are found at many of the vacation homes on offer locally. The Swiss Alps is a dream European destination for a romantic holiday for two in all seasons. Book a fabulous vacation getaway rental for a family of four in an area renowned for being a paradise for hiking, picnicking and scenic train rides.
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The area and getting around
The Swiss Alps provide a legendary backdrop for an unforgettable Switzerland vacation in the southern part of this small, beautiful country, where you will be surrounded by dazzling blue skies, clean mountain air, frosty alpine slopes, wildflowers and summer meadows perfect for picnics and rambling and deep, pristine, clear mountain lakes. In the winter this magical landscape is transformed into an enchanted snowy paradise for skiers and winter sport enthusiastsThe scenic route to Zurich and Bern
Imposing and regal Mont Blanc is the highest peak in the Swiss Alps reaching a towering 4804m above sea level and is situated on the French Italian border 2.15 hours south of the city of Bern. The fabled ski resort of St Moritz is a 4 hour drive heading south east of Bern and 2.5 hours from the stately, upmarket elegance and graceful charm of the beautiful lakeside city of Zurich.!
Travelers and activities
The Swiss Alps is the fabled birthplace of mountaineering and the region offers a range of spectacular scenic climbs like Rothorn and classic adventures and historical routes like the Matterhorn for accomplished sportsmen. There are several lifetimes worth of extraordinary climbing possibilities available to those who are passionate about mountaineering. Adventure lovers can scale knife edge ridges, granite spires and steep limestone ascents amidst some of the most magnificent mountain scenery on planet earth. There are a multitude of options available for guided climbing in The Swiss Alps and numerous top rated instructional courses for those who are new to this exhilarating sport.The Swiss Alps for Hikers and Nature Lovers
Enjoy the lush, serene natural wonder of this achingly beautiful region of Europe with a massive variety of guided or self guided day hikes and excursions from your vacation home base in a charming mountain village. The 7km Rigi Panorama trail offers absolutely legendary views of the Swiss countryside and is located just an hours drive from Zurich while the village of Lauterbrunnen just one hour by car south of Bern features an unforgettable hike for all ages in a glacial valley with no less than 12 spectacular waterfalls where glacial waters gush and roar through narrow mountain crevices plunging from as much as 985 ft!
The Swiss consume more chocolate than any other nation in the world!!!
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One of Switzerland’s most beloved and well known exports is its dreamy milk chocolate and this gem of a small European country is a Shangri La for chocolate lovers and connoisseurs of exceptional quality chocolate. What sets exquisite Swiss chocolate apart is the alpine milk constituent that is sourced from high altitude mountain farms giving a rich fragrance and superbly milky texture to this culinary masterpiece! Many of the renowned, luxury Swiss Chocolate luxury brands like Lindt and Laderach offer fabulous museum and factory tours and activities for chocolate lovers. Laderach in Zurich is said to be the best chocolatier in the world!2. Sample Swiss Cheese
Delectable, creamy yellow, nutty and somewhat salty Gruyere cheese is a widely popular cheese and is a key ingredient in a traditional, swiss cheese fondue. This local specialty consists of a blend of fine cheeses melted with wine and seasoning with side servings of bread and other accompaniments. This rich, satisfying meal meant for sharing, is perfect for a cozy, fireside evening after an exhilarating day of skiing or climbing! Be sure to sample Sbrinz, widely considered the best aged, aromatic cheese in the world. There are hundreds of exquisite local cheeses that are perfect alongside crusty fresh bread for wonderful picnic fare.3. Ride the Glacier Express
The Glacier Express is one of the prime attractions in the Swiss Alps. This unbelievably luxurious train ride takes you from St Moritz to Zermatt near the Matterhorn. Enjoy the finest chilled champagne and entrees followed by an exceptional five course meal with the best wine, guaranteed window seats and concierge service as you gaze over mile upon mile of spectacular landscapes. The total traveling distance of 180 miles is traversed slowly with the journey taking 8 hours so that passengers have a unique opportunity to appreciate the dazzling mountain peaks, plummeting gorges and unforgettable alpine scenery.4. Ski at St Moritz
Visit this magnificent, high end luxury ski resort and enjoy perfectly groomed ski slopes for all ages and abilities of skiers. The town of St Moritz is a winter fairyland with it’s twinkling lights and fairy tale, whimsical, chocolate box, traditional Engadin style architecture. There are ample opportunities for learning to ski or snowboard in this pristine, frosty wonderland. The Corviglia region around St Moritz boasts over 87 incredible pistes and is renowned for being one of the best winter sports regions in the world and is the place where Alpine winter sport began!5. Shopping in Zurich
Each district in Zurich boasts a unique, upmarket shopping experience for visitors beginning with the world renowned craftsmanship of exquisite watches, fine chocolate and beautiful jewelry found on landmark Bahnhofstrasse to elegant stores selling high end local name designer clothing, furniture and accessories. Fabulous weekly markets offer scrumptious, fresh, locally sourced produce such as cheese, fruit, vegetables, meat, bread and amazing local wine. Wine lovers will relish learning about local vintages and can look forward to purchasing wine from world class wineries in and around town.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Swiss Alps
How much does it cost to book a vacation rental in Swiss Alps?
Last year, rentals in Swiss Alps had an annual average price of around $261 per night.
What time of year offers, on average, the best vacation rental prices in Swiss Alps?
According to the previous year, the months with the most reduced prices in Swiss Alps are June, May and September, with average prices of $229, $233, and $234, respectively.
During which months are vacation rentals more expensive in Swiss Alps?
Last year, the month that offered the highest average prices in Swiss Alps was February, with an average price of $318 per night. This was followed by January, with an average of $302, and then December, with $286.
Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Swiss Alps?
If you decide to put Swiss Alps on your bucket list, we suggest planning your vacation ahead of time because it tends to be very high in demand, with an annual average of 60% of rentals booked the previous year.
What time of the year can I find more available vacation rentals?
November, June and April are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that have the largest number of accommodations available, with an average availability of 55%, 54%, and 53%.
How many rentals does Holidu have in Swiss Alps?
Holidu collaborates with 60 different partners to give you a choice between 17,000 properties we have in Swiss Alps.