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Self-Catering Holidays in Switzerland

Aug 9, 2008
Switzerland is a great all year round holiday destination. Whether you're in search of a winter skiing holiday, a summer sightseeing vacation or a city break, you will have an enjoyable time in Switzerland.

This European country is brimming with beautiful ski slopes and stunning scenery, and boasts pretty alpine villages and fascinating cities, as well as a wealth of culture and history and a whole lot more (not forgetting, of course, the delicious chocolates and cheese!).

Switzerland also offers a good selection of holiday property rentals, so it's perfect for a self-catering holiday.

For those looking for fun and adventure, you need look no further than Switzerland, which is a skier's paradise. It offers superb skiing facilities for all abilities - and it doesn't matter whether you're looking to learn to ski or if you're an experienced skier.

Switzerland has some fantastic areas where you can take to the slopes. The popular resorts include Arosa, Champery, Crans Montana, Davos, Grindelwald, Gstaad, Klosters, Lenzerheide, Murren, Saas Fee, St Moritz, Verbier, Villars, Wengen and Zermatt.

The Valais region offers some good skiing facilities, as well as a host of other activities, attractions and things to see and do. For example, the lovely town of Nendaz, which is in Switzerland's Valais region and in the heart of the Four Valleys ski area, is a great destination to visit both in summer and winter.

In the summer months you can enjoy many leisure pursuits here such as walking, hiking, mountain biking and climbing. If you like the outdoor life, this area will definitely appeal. There is also a sports centre, which offers a variety of sporting activities, such as tennis, squash, football and swimming.

A great way of exploring this area is by foot. You can walk along a network of lovely paths (Bisses) which run along the irrigation canals. Nendaz boasts 98km of walks along 8 bisses. Not surprisingly, there are some amazing views of the valleys, villages and mountains when you pass along this route.

Mountain biking is another way of seeing the sights in Nendaz. You can hire a bike and take to one of the trails available, whether you're an experienced cyclist or just a beginner, there's something here for you!

Paragliding is another popular pastime in Nendaz. You can also play golf in nearby Sion. There are also courses at Crans Montana, Verbier and Villars.

Nendaz has a good variety of shops, supermarkets, banks and plenty of restaurants as well as bars, so it's ideal for a holiday property rental. The town is also a perfect base from which to tour, as there are many attractions and sights to see around the surrounding of Nendaz.

Meanwhile, in the winter Nendaz is a haven for skiers. It is located in the Four Valleys ski area, with its 412km of pistes and 92 ski lifts. There are some great skiing opportunities for all ages and abilities of skier in this area. It's a good family holiday destination too, as there are facilities for children, including a snow garden, ski schools, a nursery, as well as various activities. You can also take part in a variety of winter sports in this area, such as snowboarding, sledging, snowtubing and ice skating.

So if you're looking for adventure or relaxation, why not make Nendaz (or indeed another area of Switzerland) your next holiday destination? It has something to offer everyone, whatever your age, taste or type of vacation. It's a fantastic all year round holiday location and an ideal for a self-catering break too. This is just a taster of what is available in this beautiful European country - there is so much more to see and do here. Why not check it out soon?
About the Author
Karen Waller is a destination rep for Self Property Rental, http://www.selfpropertyrental.com offering a wide selection of holiday rentals Switzerland!
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