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Leaf peeping in Switzerland: Closer than New England

Leaf peeping in Switzerland: Closer than New England

New England may have made a business out of its autumn foliage – there are websites and tour operators dedicated to watching the trees turn golden hues – but it's a long way for Europeans to go to simply admire leaves, which is why it's good to know it's not essential to cross the Atlantic to enjoy this annual phenomenon.

Celebrate summer the Chedi Andermatt way

Celebrate summer the Chedi Andermatt way

‘The hills are alive’ in Andermatt this summer. Lush, mountainous backdrops, foaming waterfalls and hauntingly still lakes offer the perfect setting to satisfy the intrepid explorer, hiker and cyclist, and at its epicentre is the The Chedi Andermatt.

The Chedi Andermatt launches The Glacier Express Experience

The Chedi Andermatt launches The Glacier Express Experience

The Chedi Andermatt has launched a new package in partnership with The Glacier Express and the Mont Cervin Palace Hotel in Zermatt.

The Swiss chalet holiday is not over

The Swiss chalet holiday is not over

Recently Swiss laws were changed and working conditions for overseas workers in Switzerland were enhanced. This has seen a majority exit of the mass market British chalet tour operators from the Swiss slopes.

Ice picks at the ready - Let's get climbing

Ice picks at the ready - Let's get climbing

If the closest your lips have been to ice is in a G&T, it's probably time you got off your bar stool... Ice climbing is fast growing in popularity - there's even an ice wall in London's Covent Garden! - and Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina is making it easy for you to get started by offering an ice-climbing package for beginners and families this winter.

Rest and re-energise at Le Richemond

Rest and re-energise at Le Richemond

Overlooking Lake Geneva, Dorchester Collection’s Le Richemond is the ultimate place to indulge in the invigorating outdoors Swiss lifestyle. Le Richemond offers the chance to rest and re-energise whilst ensuring guests are able to make the most of their time in Geneva and experience an unparalleled level of luxury in order to return home fully renewed.

New Lake Constance cycle path - perfect for first time holiday on two-wheels

New Lake Constance cycle path - perfect for first time holiday on two-wheels

2014 is certain to be the year when our love affair with the bike notches up a gear. With the Tour de France Grand Départ starting in Yorkshire, the public’s renewed enthusiasm for cycling is set to continue.

Feel the grass under your feet, see the autumn colour in the trees

Feel the grass under your feet, see the autumn colour in the trees

This autumn, the Engadine valley is introducing several new walking trails through the autumn leaves where hiking shoes are not obligatory.

Par & Spa in The Golf Centre of The Alps

Par & Spa in The Golf Centre of The Alps

This summer, a golfing holiday to the world-famous Kulm Hotel St. Moritz is all the more appealing thanks to the opening of the £8-million Kulm Spa St. Moritz, where golfers can indulge themselves with a personal training session designed specifically for golfers, a signature Alpine herb stamp massage to ease tired muscles after a challenging round of golf or a long soak in the outdoor hot tub with panoramic Alpine views.

Get on track with your Jungfrau VIP Pass

Get on track with your Jungfrau VIP Pass

This year it’s time to take a holiday to a whole new level thanks to the Jungfrau VIP Pass. This entitles unlimited travel on the magnificent Jungfrau Railways network, uniting seven spectacular mountain transport systems in the very heart of Switzerland.

TV & wi-fi free family holidays

TV & wi-fi free family holidays

TV dinners, computer games and hours spent social networking are killing the family unit, according to Eduardo Ramos, one of three Belgian businessmen behind `Montagne Alternative’, a TV-free zone in the Swiss mountains, offering an alternative way for families to holiday this summer without TV’s, wi-fi and electronic gadgets.

Spend the heights of summer in Verbier

Verbier is a haven of activity into the summer with the traditional alpine features mixing with exhilarating activities.

Keep your New Year resolutions on track in Switzerland

Keep your New Year resolutions on track in Switzerland

As another year beckons, thoughts turn to the familiar ritual of half-heartedly drawing up New Year’s resolutions. Make 2013 the year to travel and make resolutions you actually want to keep by shaping your travel plans to inspire you to succeed.

Introducing Hotel Cordée Des Alpes

Introducing Hotel Cordée Des Alpes

New to the Swiss resort of Verbier this December is Hotel Cordée des Alpes - a luxurious hotel with innovative interiors mixing the best of old-school ski and the latest in Swiss chic.

Verbier St-Bernard: Nothing could be more natural

Take a deep breath of fresh mountain air . . . and get ready for the holiday of a lifetime. From adrenaline-fuelled winter sports to nature walks and relaxing spas, culinary delights to the best après-piste entertainment, Verbier St-Bernard is waiting to stimulate all your senses.