If you’re a lover of winter but skiing is not your cup of tea, there are so many other ways to spend a non-skiing winter holiday in Switzerland. Snowshoeing, winter walking, tobogganing, and horse-drawn sleigh rides are only some of the adventures that whisper your name. Welcome to the country of idyllic winter landscapes, chocolate, cheese, and watches. My-Mountains team will be ready to provide you with the best experience in your life.
A non-skiing winter holiday in Switzerland – how to spend it?
For many people, winter is their favorite season of the year when they can enjoy charming Christmas villages settled in world-famous ski resorts. Besides, a holiday in Switzerland will allow you to try many other adventures that will make you come back over and over again. Let’s find out what are the best ideas to spend a non-skiing winter holiday in Switzerland.
Horse-drawn sleigh rides
We are sure there’s nothing more romantic than being all wrapped up in a blanket sitting in a horse-drawn sleigh. These rides will allow you to experience the idyllic Swiss nature and the magnificent backdrop through the untouched countryside. Does anything sound better than listening to sleigh bells and drinking mulled wine while going through the fairytale-looking landscapes? If you’re a lover of winter, we’re sure you’re gonna love try these rides.
”Curl up by the fire, sip the wine, eat Swiss cheese, and forget about the time.” by My-Mountains team
Everyone can enjoy tobogganing, even beginners! Therefore, wake up the inner child and raise the adrenaline flowing by trying tobogganing down the mountain hills! The Jungfrau region offers you up to 15 km of toboggan runs of different polished slopes. There are different types of toboggans, so you’ll have to make a choice of what type you prefer. You can even share one with your friends or family, and have a mutual satisfaction on the snow!
A thrilling part of spending a non-winter holiday in Switzerland is that you’ll have time for a plethora of activities. Sightseeing is surely one of the best ways to discover the ski resort. For example, Engelberg is famous for the Benedictine Monastery that was built in 1120 and it still has a community of monks. Going further, the mountain of Titlis offers you to experience the World-famous Titlis Rotair gondola. It’s the first fully rotating gondola in the world and shows the Uri Alps in all their power. The magnificent views will leave you speechless, while the panoramic restaurants at the top will give you a tasty break.
We can’t finish the list without mentioning the Ice Flyer (a chairlift), and Titlis suspender bridge. Therefore, if you’re afraid of height, it’s the ultimate time to overcome the fear. The feeling can’t be described by words, because you’ll feel like you are on top of the world.
Pawing through the glacier cave
Another must-see attraction when spending a non-winter holiday in Switzerland is the Glacier Cave of Titlis. Tons of shiny crystals and turquoise blue ice will get you back to the prehistoric times when the fire had not yet been discovered.
Discover the glamorous side od Switzerland
If you’re ready for the hustle and bustle in the dazzling St. Moritz, then you’re gonna love the shopping and staying in this luxurious ski resort. St. Moritz is one of the favorite places of celebs who adore shopping, eating in fancy restaurants, and skiing. Therefore, this glamorous ski resort will be your synonym for hedonism. Besides, it has real sporting pedigree because it hosted the Winter Olympics in 1928 and 1948. It boasts the oldest bobsleigh run in the world.
If you choose St. Moritz for your vacay, we recommend you to try 20-minute funicular. It will bring you to an outlook on Muottas Muragl. It is a natural balcony above the Upper Engadin Valley and its lakes. Besides, you can grab the funicular and then the cable car to enjoy the breathtaking scenery to peak to the west of the resort.
In St. Moritz, even the lover of history will find their piece of heaven. Museums such as Segantini and Engadiner and the Leaning Tower will provide you with a dash of old times.
Ice fishing in one of gorgeous Swiss lakes
Ice fishing is one of the best and most unique winter experiences. The fishing season usually starts in January and can be performed as long as the ice on the lake is safe. This is a sport for true lovers of nature who enjoy listening to the silence of the sleepy winter nature. Since Switzerland is famous for dozens of lakes, we’re sure that you’ll find the one by your taste.
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