Kick off the hiking boots for a day and take a side trip. The choices are endless.
Stresa, located on the shores of Lago Maggiora is an ideal place to relax in an enchanting Italian atmosphere. Here, you can take a short boat ride to Isola Bella, which is steeped in art, history, palaces and a rare plant garden. Back in Stresa, you can shop, stroll, swim, enjoy the local cuisine and wine , then return home to your Swiss chalet..yes all of this in just a day.
Bettmeralp, a Unesco world heritage site, is a car free village high above the Rhone valley in the vicinity of the Aletch glacier. Guests have a chance to stroll through the village and visit it's famous chapel.
Guests can ride the cable up to Bettmerhorn, well worth the trip to see the spectacular Aletch glacier. You may continue along the path, high above the glacier, to Riederalp and see the forest of unique 700 year old twisted pines.
On the trail to Riederfurka.
Montreux, situated on beautiful Lake Geneva, is home to the Chillon Castle (1150) made famous by Lord Byron in his poem, "The Prisoner of Chillon". Montreux, well known for the Montreux jazz festival, is an easy day trip from your homebase of Kandersteg and an obvious add on to our day in the vineyards above the lake or just as a journey in itself.
Bern,the capital city of Switzerland, is well worth a visit. Here, you will see the famous clock tower, keeping perfect time since 1191. Visit one of the many historic museums, Munster Cathedral and the beautiful rose garden.