The Canton of Valais, which is closer by, has so many options for a great summer vacation! Hiking along the famous ‘bisses’ (historic irrigation channels), enjoying the views, and eating some typical Swiss food. You may have been to the Valais on skiing trips already, but it also really is a great place to explore in summer. Some of the places we love in the Valais, are the areas around the great Aletsch Glacier, the town of Bettmeralp with its cute alpine chapel, the World Nature Forum exhibition explaining all about the Swiss natural World Heritage, and of course, a must on everyone’s Swiss bucket list: Zermatt! The Matterhorn mountain is definitely the most iconic mountain of Switzerland and during the semi lockdown, the mountain became even more a symbol of hope to the Swiss, as messages of hope and support were projected with lights on the famous triangle-shaped mountain top every night.
Zermatt has kept its authentic Swiss village feel, despite being famous, and many good restaurants can be found here with the Matterhorn as a breathtaking backdrop.
To read our tips on a visit to Zermatt, restaurants, and how to get there: HERE