Gems of Switzerland

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Listen up wonderlusters! We’ve got 10 ideas for weekend experiences that are sure to rock your world! 


Top 10 Gems of Switzerland

1. Medical Plants & Herbs Workshop. In Boltigen, Susanna Krebs hosts workshops to share how to create your own balms, massage oils, mother tinctures, Bach and soul flower remedies as well as edible buds.

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2. Golf & Cycling Tour. Combine passions and make it a fitness focused weekend as you pedal around Lake Morat stopping for a put along the way.

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3. Rafting Experience. In Graubünden, the Rhine Gorge is stunning for rafting. Enjoy a yummy BBQ after white-water rafting tour between rocks, steep towers and canyons.

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4. History Immersion.  By Lake Biel discover the series of Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps, comprising a selection of 111 of the almost 1,000 known archaeological pile dwelling stations in the six countries surrounding the Alps. For a rainy day program, try one of the museums featuring pile dwellings.

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5. UNESCO on Horseback. One of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites near Lucern can be explored via horse! Half-day, full day and 2-day tours are led through the UNESCO biosphere by a private guide from May to October.

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6. Geo-Park Exploration.  In Castel San Pietro, you’ll find the 1st Swiss geo-park and one of the most important geo-topes in Switzerland.

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7. Hiking Vineyards. The Tour du Vin, led by a local guide near Sion uncovers Roman thermal baths, gastronomy in the Valais, regional grapes and of course a taste of the local wine & food along the way.

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8. Animal Trekking. Have you ever hiked with a Yek? Us either, but we all can give it a try in Les Sentier via a 2-5 day hike & tent camping experience. As the hikes can be up to 7 hours, best to leave the kiddos with Oma for this one.

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9. Climb 350-meters. Ok, not for everybody, but pretty cool if you’re one of the strong-armed climbers that can make the Kandersteg-Allmenalp via ferrate!

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10. Absinthe Allowed. While we might think of Absinthe as taboo, Val de Travers hosts a distillery and workshop about the herbal liquor.

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For more fun in summer, check out our favorite Swiss Events happening this year! 

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