Hi Kym007 -
<<"My husband and I enjoy hiking, photo opportunities and meeting people. We like eating out and drinking.">>
Here a few first thoughts.
Hiking -Plenty available at all difficulties. You probably have seen this:
Switzerland has an extensive network of well marked hiking trails, in German, called "die Wanderwege" and in French (someone please help me with my non-existent French) "randonee pedestrienne."
Switzerland Mobility- the site for all things mobile that are powered by yourself:
map.wanderland.ch/?lang=de&route=all&bgLa yer=pk&resolution=10&l ayers=Wanderland&E=252 1980&N=1159020
I have set it to "Wanderland" in the menu, and zoomed in on Pampigny with hiking routes turned on. It is a good source for information about named trails, such as the Via Alpina. I sometimes have trouble with the search function, but using place names usually gets me to what I want. It understands German better than English. Trail information , at least on named trails, can include altitude profiles.
From a search for Weg der Schweiz (the Swiss Path):
map.wanderland.ch/?lang=en&route=all&bgLa yer=pk&resolution=10&l ayers=Wanderland&E=268 7625&N=1199887
Click on a route segment (of a named trail - it does not work for ordinary hiking trails, only named routes) and wait for the slow computer to give you red dots marking the named trail, and a window with route names and segment numbers, and then click on one of the trail names/segment numbers in the window that pops up. That will get you to a page a page that allows you to choose "More information." Click on that, and you get more details. You'll get something like this:
www.schweizmobil.ch/en /hiking-in-switzerland/routes/eta ppe-01447.html
Click on "enlarged Map" for a good topo.
Also, click on " Show height profile" and get this:
When I get frustrated making the Switzerland Mobility site do what I want, I use the most detailed and complete available map, provided by SwissTopo, the Federal Land Office.
If you go to their homepage, and look under products as well as the "online" tabs, you can learn about available paper topo maps, including those with the Wanderwege marked on them, and a smart phone app.
If you go to the online maps section, you can get this kind of map, in this case set for Mürren with "Hiking Trails" turned on in the menus. Note the color coding, as described in the Wandern Alpin link above:
map.geo.admin.ch/?topic=ech&lang=en&bgLa yer=ch.swisstopo.pixel karte-farbe&layers=ch.bav.ha ltestellen-oev,ch.swisstopo.swiss tlm3d-wanderwege&layers_visi bility=false,true&X=15 6528.02&Y=634753.25&zo om=6
Blue trails are technical climbing. Red are "Mountain Trails" and need good boots or study shoes. Yellow are tame. Even tame trails can have major altitude changes..
What kind of hikers are you?