Feb 7, 2019 - 9:43 PM
I see you have given your itinerary already some thought and you are clear about what you want / do not want to do, which is great.
If you're prepared to travel by train, you've come to one of the most train-friendly countries on Earth! :)
Regarding your questions:
For hotels, have a look at:
Your budget is on the low side, but probably feasible if you book early. I would recommend finalising your itinerary as soon as possible so you get the best deals on accommodation :)
In regards to locations, Lucerne and Wengen are great bases, there is a lot to do in both those areas, and I doubt you would get bored in 10 days... Zermatt is also stunning and iconic so that is also a good base as previously suggested (and car free which I think is on your wish list!).
I personally prefer locations off the beaten-tourist-track such as the Engadin valley near St Moritz in canton Graubünden (with a car free area), Gruyères-Moleson (with the French-speaking area charm), Verszasca valley in Ticino, Appenzeller. I even remember spending one summer organising a conference in Lenk, which is one of the most stunning places I've been to and not on the usual trail maps... There are quite a lot of hidden gems in Switzerland if you're prepared to go a bit more remote. Below a couple of links to some these places:
If you're after castles, there are quite a few dotted around the country. If you want an impressive castle complex and you're prepared to consider Ticino, you can visit the castles in Bellinzona which are a Unesco World Heritage site: www.myswissalps.com/ca stlesbellinzona
For boat trips, there are so many lakes in Switzerland you won't be far from a boat ride! Here is a link to more scenic boat trips you can take: www.myswissalps.com/ac tivities/scenictrips/b oat
About the all-terrain stroller - I personally don't have any experience but I have seen quite a few on the trails, even in Zermatt where I thought it would be impossible. So if you have good experience with this already in Colorado I'm sure it will come in handy.
Hope this is useful information for you, and we get to see a review of your trip on our site!
Last modified on Feb 8, 2019 - 12:07 PM by Maria