Sep 19, 2017 - 9:24 PM
in reply to Arno
Thank you for that link which I have just read. As it is mainly the very high temperatures you can experience in July /August that we wish to avoid, I think September will be the ideal choice. We will go first to St. Moritz for a week then would be in the Bernese Oberland for 3 weeks and so a few rainy days will not be too much of a problem - to be honest we need to take the occasional day off from excursions to rest up and get energy levels back up at our age! This we why we opt for the longer stay there and in self-catering as it allows for this - we can't really cope with too rushed an itinerary of dashing about every day! Next year will be our 18th summer visit (we have also enjoyed 2 December visits to Christmas markets!) and we have noticed it getting warmer each year!
You may also like to know that instead of visiting somewhere in Europe for another Christmas market visit this December we have decided to allocate the funds for that to a new Swiss experience as we have been wanting to visit Ticino for the first time, so we have booked a week in Logano in early June - again to avoid the highest temperatures. I am currently researching and planning for that trip! Looks like lots of possibilities for new places to go in that area - the only time we have been there was a few hours in Locarno one year when we took the Centovalli train from Domodossola - a long day as we were based in Thun!
Thank you to the people who took the trouble to answer my post with their views - September it is going to be then!
Best wishes, Maggie
Last modified on Sep 19, 2017 - 9:25 PM by maggiehorswell