The Swiss Alps

The intense beauty of the Swiss Alps never fails to amaze us at Travel for Teens. We visit these unique mountains on two different trips every summer (Backpacking for Teens 1 and our new Swiss & Italian Alps Expedition trip) and this area is consistently ranked as one of our travelers’ favorite places.

Transfixed by the Alps

We stay in a charming hotel nestled in a tiny mountain hamlet where the pace of life is a bit slower than what many of us are used to. We spend our time hiking through fields of wildflowers, learning how to mountain bike, and visiting a dairy farm perched on a steep hillside where we can sample freshly made cheeses. One of the highlights is the day that we visit Montreux and the famous Chateau de Chillon. The annual Montreux Jazz Festival is in full swing and the streets are packed with music lovers, performers, and open air markets. A short walk down the trail running around the shores of Lake Geneva takes us to the Chateau de Chillon, a magnificent medieval castle located on prime real estate right on the water. Jumping into the turquoise blue water of the lake, surrounded by the Alps all around you, is sure to be a highlight of your summer.


Canyoning is also one of the coolest activities we do, and it’s sure to get your blood pumping. Guided by a team of expert canyoneers, we put on a wetsuit and a harness and then we walk our way down a mountain stream. Along the way you have the chance to rappel down boulders and waterfalls into idyllic mountain pools – truly a unique way to get up close and personal with the majestic nature surrounding us.

If you want to see one of the most striking places in the world – sign up today to join us in Switzerland next summer!

Stunning Mountain Landscapes
Mountain Dairy Farm & Cheese Tasting
The Chateu de Chillon
Lake Geneva
An Eagle Soars Above Lake Geneva
Mountain Biking
Swimming in Lake Geneva
High Ropes Course