Travel challenge: A walking holiday in Switzerland
Saturday 12 June 2010
Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a seven-night walking holiday in Switzerland in July. Prices are per person, based on two sharing.
£1,169: Walking holiday in Davos
Includes flights from Heathrow on 11 July, rail travel to Davos, half board at the four-star Hotel Meierhof, local transport, walking notes and maps.
"With over 430km of marked trails, this area is ideal for walkers of all levels – we're including unlimited access to all local transport (cable cars, funiculars, glacier railway) so you can explore widely and at leisure. And, if the hiking gets too much, the hotel boasts a state-of-the-art wellness centre. This is the perfect choice for people looking to combine superb walking by day with fine dining in the evening – your host, Riet, is an expert sommelier so we've built in a complimentary tasting, too," says Catherine Crone of Headwater (01606 720099; headwater.com).
Switzerland Travel Centre
£659: "Go as you please" hiking holiday in Jungfrau
Includes flights from Heathrow or London City on 11 July, return rail transfers, B&B at a three-star hotel (from a choice of three resorts) and a six-day hiking pass. "This is one of the best regions in Switzerland for hiking, with 500km of hiking paths under the watchful eye of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau," says Nick Robb at the Switzerland Travel Centre (020-7420 4934; stc.co.uk).
£478: walking holiday in Interlaken
Includes flights from Heathrow on 10 July, transfers, half board at the three-star Hotel Sonne, a daily packed lunch, a ticket to an open-air performance of William Tell and a return ticket on the Harder Kulm funicular (which takes you to the starting point of many regional walks). "Nestled between the glistening waters of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz is Interlaken, which is an excellent resort for a variety of activities, from walking to watersports, horse-riding and cycling," says Lisa Tyrrell of Inghams (020-8780 4454; inghams.co.uk).
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