Adventurous types are naturally drawn to this region of Switzerland, mainly for its fantastic skiing and snowboarding scene, found in a combination of glitzy resort towns, much like the neighbouring French Alps, and family-friendly, traditional destinations within alpine-style villages or towns. Beyond the snow-clad slopes and lively resorts, you’ll discover some beautiful and historic towns and cities, most notably the country’s capital city Bern – easily one of the most captivating stops on any holidays to the Swiss Alps.
In the summer, the area around the Bernese Highlands becomes a paradise for outdoor pursuits, with some of the world’s greatest hiking and climbing trails found in and around the inclines of this particular area of the region. You can also get on two wheels and cycle within this immense scenery, though if the snow starts falling you may have a tricking climb or two ahead! For a break from the wilderness, head towards to the French border and indulge in the countless historical and cultural attractions of Geneva – a modernised and luxurious destination that will keep visitors captivated.