06 May 5 things to do in the Swiss Alps in the Summer
Grab an Alpine dose of Adrenaline in the Swiss Alps this summer
Feel a rush of adrenaline which only the Swiss Alps in summer can offer. Inhale the crisp mountain air as your heart races, surrounded by impressive snow-capped peaks and lush green valleys. For an unforgettable summer adventure, we recommend trying a combination of these, our top summer alpine activities, to suit your time and budget.
1. Hike between two iconic peaks on one trip
From the mighty Mont Blanc in Italy and France to the world-famous crooked peak of Switzerland’s Matterhorn, this will be a leg-powered Swiss Alps adventure like no other.
2. Learn to climb
Why not try your hand at climbing in the Swiss Alps this summer? Starting with an equipment fitting from an expert, our highly experienced local guides will escort you to the ideal mountain for beginning your climbing career. You can’t beat learning the basics surrounded by nature and the mountains to get a feel for what climbing is all about. You’ll get to grips with world-class climbing equipment as highly experienced instructors teach you the basics of rope work techniques.
3. Reward your body
Reward your tired limbs with a good, long soak. Follow in the footsteps of the Romans who lived in the Swiss Alps in summer and unwind in the hot waters, whirlpools, saunas and Turkish baths of the local thermal springs. These have been frequented for thousands of years and are guaranteed to soothe aching muscles.
4. Tackle a glacier
Grab your ropes and crampons and head out on an unforgettable day crossing glaciers and traversing crevasses at altitude. From a height of 10,000 feet, at the top of the highest cable car around you’ll don your crampons and hike over the mighty Glacier du Giant. The views may be big, but this hike is fairly short to let you adjust to the equipment.
Then, beginning with safety training and practice, your expert guides will teach you to tackle a real wall of ice. With ropes, crampons and cold weather gear you’ll get up close to a frozen glacier and learn how to traverse it safely and effectively. Peer into a crevasse from its edges and listen to the sound of the ice popping and cracking beneath you. Amazing. Then, refuel with a picnic lunch on the glacier itself.
5. Sleep in a mountain refuge
A real high altitude mountain refuge in the Swiss Alps is only accessible in summer and is a wonderful find after a challenging hike. One of our favourites is an oasis in a sea of 4000 metre-high peaks. Coming across the welcoming cabin as you approach the end of the exhilarating, physical hiking day is a real delight. From this height, the tallest alpine peaks spread out around for miles and miles, making you literally feel on top of the world. And to top it all off, this secret gem is only visited by locals in the know, so you know you have truly escaped the tourist crowds.
To experience the most fun gravity can give you, head high to the Swiss Alps this summer. Contact us.
Warm Regards from the mountains