Skiing may have put the Swiss Alps on the map, but there is far more to this region than racing down the pristine slopes on a pair of skis. Perhaps skiing just isn’t for you, or maybe you just want to try something different during your time in the Alps. You can be safe in the knowledge there will always be something to do for you and the whole family.
It might be hard to believe but snow sports make up only a portion of the activities available to you in the Swiss Alps. This region offers a selection of activities ranging from something totally relaxing, to pure adrenaline fuelled fun – there is something for everyone, all year round!
If you have visited the Alps before I am sure you will agree with us in saying the atmosphere is truly magical. With fairy-tale villages such as Grimentz and Champéry full of traditional architectural pieces nestled within the rising snow-capped mountains, you cannot help but feel as though you have been transported to a different world.
This atmosphere radiates relaxation and there are few better ways to appreciate it than cosying up in a beautifully decorated chalet or apartment with the fire burning. Enjoying the expansive views of the surrounding landscape and glistening trees as you indulge in a rich hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows cannot be beaten.
Or why not venture out to enjoy some of the professional spa treatments on offer or one of the local indoor or outdoor swimming pools. Wellness treatments in this part of the world are some of the most relaxing experiences to be had, with both indoor and outdoor treatments available.
Exploring Your Surroundings
There are plenty of ways to explore your beautiful Alpine surroundings off of your skis. With so many things to see and do in the mountains around you, there is no shortage of ways to aid your exploration. Why not take advantage of the Trott en Stock all-terrain scooter hire in Champéry? These scooters are built for tackling some of the most extreme trails down the mountains and will have you totally immersed in this heart pounding exploratory experience.
For a more relaxed way to soak in the scenery discover the hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails tracing over the Swiss Alps. Each of which takes you on an entirely new adventure and will have you seeing rare and ancient architecture along your travels. Cable cars are not just for skiers, they also service those who are mountain biking, or even travelling up the mountains on foot. So be sure to take advantage of them to gain some altitude quickly, and in total comfort!
Food Glorious Food!
The Alps are well-known for some of the best dining around the globe, with fine wines and cheeses produced locally – some of which is found nowhere else in the world. The ski scene brings with it some of the finest restaurants and bars where you can try an assortment of different foods, ranging from the local delicacies to world-famous cuisine. But perhaps the most appetising feature of food tasting in the Alps is not the food itself, but the views that are served with it.
The Alpine region is dotted with Michelin-star restaurants, including the ‘Le Grenier’ restaurant in Verbier. This restaurant is located in the high pastures of the mountains and is infused with traditional features for a truly enchanting dining experience. Some specialities served here include expertly cooked meat dishes as well as the Swiss dish ‘Raclette’ which is enjoyed by many.
Buying in the Alps
Purchasing a property in the Swiss Alps opens up a whole new world of exciting adventure for both you and the ones you love – even when you are off of the snow. This magical land provides a seemingly endless supply of activities to enjoy and treasures to uncover. Buying a property here represents far more than just a financial investment, but also an investment into some of the highest quality living that can be found globally. For more information on expanding your horizons and investing in Swiss real estate get in touch with AlpLifestyle here to talk to one of our expert team.