Where to walk in Switzerland
By Lorna Heatley
22 November 2017
Hiking is one of the most rewarding forms of exercise in the world, and what country is more made for this particular exercise than Switzerland?Read more
Located in the Alsace, just on the French side of the border with Germany, lies the pretty town of Colmar. The centre of Colmar sits on the Lauch River, directly east of the Vosges Mountains, and is connected to the Rhine by canal. Colmar was the last town in France to be freed after the second World War, on February 2nd 1945.
Today Colmar is one of the prettiest towns in Alsace, with half-timbered and brightly coloured houses sitting on cobbled lanes. It is worth taking a stroll through the picturesque canal quarter, now known as 'Petite Venise'. Bedecked with flowers and built along the meandering canals, the buildings look as though they have come straight out of a fairytale.
From our stunning location overlooking beautiful Lake Maggiore in the picturesque town of Stresa, we explore this magnificent region of Italy. We cross Lake Maggiore to explore the Borromean Islands, taste the wines of the Monferrato region, visit enchanting Lake Orta and travel into Switzerland on the scenic Centovalli Railway.… see more
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Discover the crooked, half-timbered town of Colmar - a quintessential Alsatian destination. Experience local hospitality, traditional cuisine and superb excursions, while enjoying the distinctive wines produced in the vineyards along the 'Route des Vins'.… see more
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This captivating Christmas rail tour combines stunning train journeys across the snow-covered roof of the Alps to tranquil Poschiavo and bustling Zermatt, with time in Switzerland's oldest town, Chur, and the mountain resort of Kandersteg.… see more
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