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Active Tours in Switzerland

The magic of snow-capped alpine peaks, mountain meadows, glacial scenery, and oh-so-indulgent food is waiting to be explored in Switzerland. Fuel your adventure with mouth-watering cheese and chocolate as you discover Switzerland on a walking holiday or cycling adventure. See for yourself that it's everything you imagined it would be.

In Switzerland, all the mountain exhilaration can be enjoyed just as much on a relaxed pace adventure as on an Alpine challenge. There really is a Swiss adventure to suit everyone. If you are looking for a challenge, take on the Tour of the Matterhorn or if you wish to take it easy, sit back and watch the world go by on our Glacier Express Rail and Hike. We have been creating active holidays in Switzerland since 2008, and our team can answer any questions to help and match you with the perfect-fit adventure for your needs.

On our holidays in Switzerland, you can expect traditional chalet accommodation, luggage transfer, detailed route notes and emergency backup. You only have to think about putting one foot in front of another. From the rewarding Alpine classics like the Walker's Haute Route, or the Via Alpina (a complete traverse of the country!), to the gentle Lake Constance Cycle Path or more relaxed hiking in the Bernese Oberland, we have all the angles covered so you can explore Switzerland at your own pace.

Active Tours in Switzerland

Switzerland

Our Tour Types

  •  Walking
  •  Biking

Walking in Switzerland

Explore Switzerland on foot, a wonderful and relaxed way to explore the Swiss alpine countryside. Crisp mountain air, rich colorful meadows and dramatic snow-capped peaks are the hallmarks of walking holidays in Switzerland and all of these scenes prevail as you embark on your walking trip.
Walking in Switzerland

Biking in Switzerland

Explore Switzerland by bike. Breath in crisp mountain air, cycle along scenic river paths and dramatic snow-capped peaks prevail as you explore this wonderful country on two wheels.
Biking in Switzerland

Discover Switzerland

  • Why Choose Macs Adventure to book your Holiday in Switzerland?
    Why Choose Macs Adventure to book your Holiday in Switzerland?

    Macs Adventure has been running self-guided walking and cycling holidays in Switzerland since 2008.  Whether you like mountains and hills, lakes, rivers and glaciers, dreamy villages and well preserved medieval cities, Switzerland has something to offer for everyone. This abundance of wonderful places to explore lead us to seek out more and more areas where we could help people to discover Switzerland on bike and foot. 

    From humble beginnings, we now send over 2000 walkers and cyclists to Switzerland every year, each walking and cycling the route that excites them the most. We provide the freedom to choose your route, itinerary and travel companions and discover Switzerland at your own pace. 

    We know how daunting it can be, setting off on an adventure of this scale and we quickly realized how important it was to have amazing partners on the ground in Switzerland to deal with any issues that you might come across.  We are proud to say that we work incredibly closely with all our accommodation suppliers and luggage transfer teams and should you have the slightest issue, they will fall over themselves to help you out. 

    We offer a flexible, tailor-made hiking experience that gets you in comfortable, friendly overnight accommodation in local B&Bs and guesthouses. We carry your bags to lighten your load so you can concentrate on simply putting one foot or pedal in front of the other and enjoying the unique culture, food and scenery of Switzerland. No hostels, no leaky tents, no heavy bags on your back just a straightforward active holiday that you can book with confidence that we have it all covered for you. 

    We want to showcase our expertise, by giving you all the resources you will ever need.  In the planning stage, we have free guides, comprehensive videos and a host of staff with their own Swiss experiences, waiting to answer your questions. On the route, we use high-quality digital mapping as well as the best maps and guidebooks to make sure you find your way.  

    We love the diversity of walking and cycling in Switzerland and our main aim is to make sure that you do too.  

  • Best Hiking Regions in Switzerland
    Best Hiking Regions in Switzerland

    Bernese Oberland - The Berner Oberland is a stone through from the capital, Bern, an easy train ride takes you into the mountains which are dominated by the spectacular mountain trio, the Eiger, Monch and the Jungfrau. This region is filled with walks for all abilities if this is your first walking holiday or you are a veteran. There are multiple trips which will take you through this region, such as our Best of the Bernese Oberland or the Via Alpina. Each takes you through breath-taking scenery and wanders through lush meadows sprinkled with wildflowers. Along the way, hikers are treated to a diversity of Swiss villages from small hamlets, such as of Lauterbrunnen, the car-free Murren or to the popular ski resort of Grindelwald.

    Valais – Deep in the alps you find Valais, in the south-west corner of Switzerland. The region is split between German and French-speaking villages. Walk amongst some of the most dramatic alpine scenery Switzerland has to offer, with fifty peaks, including the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa and the Dom, soaring over 4,000-meter, more than any other region in the Alps. It is filled with an intricate network of hiking trails, the most famous being the Walkers Haute Route, creating endless opportunities for hikers to explore the high peaks, cross panoramic passes and travel through scenic alpine valleys. With a little luck, hikers may encounter marmots, chamois or mountain goats.

    Graubünden – Explore the German-speaking Alps, including the Engadine, Davos and St Moritz. This region offers a multitude of great hiking trails from easy walks along beautiful lakes to moderate jaunts between the rustic villages. Strenuous hikes climb over scenic passes with stunning views of glacier-clad peaks and travel up tranquil valleys amid rugged peaks. Discover the local beauty on our St. Moritz & The Engadine Valley tour.

  • Local Cuisine
    Local Cuisine

    Älplermagronen

    A traditional all-in-one pasta, potato and cheese dish that originates from the German part of Switzerland. The classic version is made by layering cooked potatoes and macaroni with cream and cheese, before baking it in the oven. People usually serve it with fried onion rings and a stewed apple sauce on top. The dish sometimes comes with bacon, too. Whatever ingredients you include, though, Älplermakkaronen is a seriously hearty meal that warms you up a treat.

    Fondue

    Fondue in Switzerland may seem clichéd, but it is indelibly woven into the country’s fabric. It is a must-have for any local or visitor to the country from autumn to spring. Dunk rustic country bread into melted cheeses, infused with lashings of wine and garlic, bubbling over an open flame. Pair yours with white wine and chase it with schnapps or tea for an epic meal.

    Rosti

    Thinly grated potatoes, pan-fried until crisp and golden, rosti is one of Switzerland’s iconic national dishes. Served steaming in a ceramic dish, Rosti Valaisanne is a delightfully addictive mash-up of rosti topped with salty bacon, fried egg, and melted raclette cheese, served alongside tangy gherkins and pickled pearl onions.

    Raclette

    Raclette is a local cheese customarily grilled slowly over a fire, with layer-by-melted-layer sliced off to blanket boiled potatoes, pickles and onions. Contemporary raclette machines make grilling commonplace in Swiss homes, where friends gather for hours, waiting for slices of raclette to melt, while drinking copious glasses of local Fendant wine.

    Zurcher Geschnetzeltes

    Zurich-style diced veal is an iconic national dish that makes a hearty lunch. Made of sliced veal, calves’ kidneys and sweetbreads sautéed in a gravy of onions, butter, white wine, cream, and mushrooms. The mixture of cream laced with wine over veal, Zurcher geschnetzeltes as it’s known in Swiss-German dialect, is a delight.

  • Walking in the Bernese Oberland

    Neil talks you through our walking adventures in the Bernese Oberland and why walking in Switzerland is a great choice, no matter your fitness or experience levels.  Walking in pristine alpine surroundings, through flower-filled meadows in the shadow of some of the great peaks of Europe, makes for an amazing walking holiday. 

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  • Walker's Haute Route

    Andy and John lead you along the Walker's Haute Route, one of Europe's classic Alpine hikes. The video shows you the terrain you can expect on the route as well as what it is like crossing glaciers in the high Alps.  

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