Travel writer and Swiss resident Caroline Bishop takes us on a tour of two of Switzerland's most beautiful regions: Valais and the Bernese Oberland.
With more than 40 mountain peaks over 4,000m, the largest glacier in the Alps and wonderful wildlife, the Valais region is an adventure lover's paradise. We take a trip to the edge of the Aletsch Glacier, eat fondue in Zermatt, and pin down the best hikes in the region's nearly 5,000-miles of hiking trails.
Whether you want to paraglide, hike, bike, climb, or simply cruise on a glacier-fed lake, Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland, south of thecountry’s capital, Bern, is a natural outdoor playground. We take the Jungfraujoch mountain train to 11,500 feet above sea level, peer at the mighty north face of the Eiger and discover why this region was the inspiration for J.R.R Tolkien's Middle Earth.
This episode is packed full of all the information and inspiration you need to start planning your next Swiss adventure ... and, believe us, you are going to want to go!
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