The Alps start in the west in southeastern France, passing through Switzerland, southern Germany, northern Italy, and ending in Austria.

It is approximately 1,200 kilometres long. The main peak, Mont Blanc, is 4,810 meters above sea level and is the second-highest peak in Europe. The famous British poet Shelley said, "The Alps have come to represent Europe's heaven on earth!" Byron, another great British Romantic poet, also loved this mountain and compared it to "nature's palace".

Four-season paradise - the Alps

The Alps are a hiker's paradise, with numerous long hiking trails to choose from. There are over 400 trails, all clearly marked and easy to follow, making them safe for hikers.

The scenery along the way is breathtaking, making it feel like entering a fairy tale world. The Alps are beautiful in all seasons, making them suitable for hiking year-round. In spring, everything comes to life, while summer is full of flowers and autumn is full of vibrant colours.

Winter brings a challenge with its snow-covered terrain, but adults and children alike who love nature and outdoor hiking can still enjoy the mountains as a family.

Lucerne - Interlaken - Loicbad - Saas Fee - Zermatt. This is a great hiking route that goes all the way south deep into the Alpine hinterland. Verdant meadows, turquoise blue lakes, cows and sheep on the slopes, and simple and exquisite wooden houses.

Trains wind through the mountains, snow-capped mountains that are always there - a panoramic view of the Alps.

At the beginning of the journey up the mountain, there are many trails. It can be dizzying with so many choices. You may be afraid of walking into a "maze". However, if you look closely, you will find that the signage here is made up of various lovely colours.

These colours are used to distinguish the difficulty of the hiking route. For example, yellow means the route is easy and not difficult. Red and white are trails of average difficulty in the mountains.

Blue and white are the relatively difficult Alpine foothills hiking trails. Pink, on the other hand, represents hiking trails suitable for winter. Hikers can choose according to their situation.

The Alps are not only a hiker's paradise but also the birthplace of modern mountaineering. There is also a beautiful legend here: near the snow-capped mountains at an altitude of 3,000 to 4,000 meters in the Alps, a wildflower, the "alpine rose," grows.

When mountain boys show their love to girls, they prove their bravery and desire for sincere feelings. They are willing to overcome many difficulties and dangers. They go up to the mountains to pick "alpine roses" to offer them to the girl they love.

In fact, this custom is still practised today by the inhabitants of the Alps. This custom has been passed down for centuries like a fairy tale of love between a prince and a princess.

When you hike in the Swiss Alps, you will meet many fellow hikers. Some are biking, skiing, and flying paragliders ...... When it comes to playing outdoor sports, the Swiss are quite busy.

At the turn of spring and summer, many villages still have their old traditions. The long, mellow sound of long Alpine horns can be heard from time to time. And the sound of people in costume singing along with the organ.

Saas Fee and Zermatt, are two towns without fuel motor vehicles. The quality of the environment is guaranteed. You can also meet local schoolchildren who organize clean-up activities for the public good in the mountains, surrounded by snowy peaks lined up above 4,000 meters.

The charm of hiking is that it is the best way for people to talk with nature, right?