City Hikes Switzerland - Feel like a native

1. Berne

Not many cities have managed to retain their historic features quite as successfully as Bern, the capital of Switzerland. The old town of Bern has been entered in the list of UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Sites and thanks to its 6 kilometres of arcades - the locals refer to them as 'Lauben' - boasts one of the longest weather-sheltered shopping promenades in Europe.
Highlights of the tour:

  • Old town - sandstone houses, narrow streets, fountains and the medieval air make this city unique
  • The Swiss chocolatier paradise presents his expertise allowing a direct insight into the world famous craft.
  • Gurten - Bern's own mountain offers great views
  • Gantrisch - unspoiled nature park

City Hike Berne

2. Lucerne

Lucerne is a cultural city with museums, theatres and festivals providing a perfect blend of tradition and trend. Immerse yourself in this enchanting city and take in the magnificent view of the lake and mountains. Complete with gable paintings, the covered, medieval Chapel Bridge forms the centrepiece of Lucerne’s townscape and is considered to be one of the oldest, covered wooden bridges in Europe. 
Highlights of the tour:

  • Stroll through the farmers' market early on Tuesday morning
  • Learn about the history of chocolate and its production from the cocoa bean to the sweet temptation
  • Lake Lucerne – the scenic beauty
  • Rigi– a breathtaking panoramic view across the Alps, of 13 lakes and over the entire Swiss Mittelland through to Germany and France
  • UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch, one of the most beautiful and unique regions of Switzerland

City Hike Lucerne

3. Zurich

As a “metropolis of experiences” by the water, with a magnificent view of the snowcapped Alps on the horizon, Zürich offers a unique mixture of attractions – over 50 museums and more than 100 art galleries, international fashion labels and Zürich designs, and the most flamboyant and lively nightlife in Switzerland. 
Highlights of the tour:

  • Old town – with its art galleries, antique and book shops: an insider’s tip amongst art aficionados
  • Fresh and fine: the Show Confectioners in the chocolate shop demonstrate the
  • consummate art of the Swiss chocolatier.
  • Uetliberg - At 2850 feet with impressive panoramic view of the city, the lake and the Alps
  • Lake Zurich with its superb hikes and the medieval town Rapperswil

City Hike Zurich