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Lakes & mountain holidays in Switzerland

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Taking a lakes & mountains holiday in Switzerland has never been so popular with so much on offer for everyone no matter what age. From gentle walks, mountain biking, hiking and mountain climbing to a full range of watersports.

There are over 50 lakes greater than 1 km² throughout Switzerland with most of them in the mountain valleys. Collecting the glacial and snow melt, the Swiss lakes may not be the warmest, but they are certainly crystal clear and pristine.

The main lakes in Switzerland are:

  • Lake Geneva - shared with France
  • Lake Lucerne
  • Lake Zurich
  • Lake Neuchâtel in Romandy
  • Lake Constance - shared with Germany and Austria
  • Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in Bernese Oberland

Switzerland also shares Lake Lugano and Lake Maggiore with Italy

Holiday Rentals around the Swiss lakes

Staying in holiday rentals for your summer vacation around the Swiss lakes, whether a villa or apartment, gives you the flexibility to what you want when you want.

Booking ahead, especially in the popuar resorts during the peak summer months can help secure the villas in the best locations - near the lakeside beaches and local amenities.

Mychaletfinder has superb holiday homes to rent for your lakes & mountain holidays around some of the best lakes in Switzerland including Lake Geneva, Lake Lugano and Lake Brienz.

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Popular resorts
Lake Geneva Montreux
Lake Lugano Locarno
Lake Thun Faulensee
Lake Brienz Interlaken
Lake Geneva Le Bouveret
Lake Brienz Iseltwald
Lake Lugano Lugano

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Things to see and do

The Swiss lakes are packed with things to see and do, perhaps combining a stay at the lakes with a visit to one of the nearby ski resorts. Here are a few suggestons....

  • From either Lake Thun or Lake Brienz, take the train up to the Jungfrau region where you will find the ski resorts of Grindelwald, Wengen and Muren
  • A boat tour around Lake Geneva
  • Visit the castle at Montreux

Our view on the Swiss lakes

The Swiss lakes are great to visit any time of year. If you don't like crowds and queues then avoid the peak summer months and try a spring or early Autumn holiday. Or, if visiting very late on in the year around December, you could combine a visit to the lakes with a few days skiing in one of the nearby ski resorts.