Since moving to Switzerland a few years ago I’ve spent a great deal of time travelling around my new home. It has been an eye opening experience, with its wonders a constant source of surprise. My entry for Rhino Car Hire’s Travel Your Way competition focuses on Switzerland, and the means of transport I’ve used to discover its incredible landscapes.
Travel By Air
Cable-cars, gondolas, aerial cableways – do these forms of transport fall under travelling by air? I’m not so sure, but they’re not on the ground so I don’t know how else you could categorise them. Common forms of transport in Switzerland, they excite me like no other. Onward to the top of a mountain! They more often than not lead to mystical and magical places, transporting you to another world. There really is no feeling like it.
Travel By Road
The mountain passes of Switzerland offer some of the most picturesque driving routes anywhere in the world. Carving their way through valleys and over summits they really are a triumph, a pleasure to behold. To me the open road signifies freedom, the freedom to explore and discover. And there aren’t many better roads than those in the Swiss Alps.
Travel By Rail
Some of the world’s greatest journeys are by rail, and in few places is this more apparent than Switzerland. Traversing seemingly impossible paths through the Alps the Swiss railways take travellers to otherwise unreachable destinations, though unbeatable landscapes. Whether it’s your bog standard train, a rack or cog-wheel railway, you can be sure that the view out of the window will hold your attention for the duration of your trip.
Travel By Water
As a landlocked country you might expect to have to search long and hard for travel by water in Switzerland. But there are so many beautifully clear, pristine lakes that you’re spoilt for choice. The unique views available by boat are more than worth the effort, and there really is something especially peaceful about being out on the water.
Thanks to HeyJude over at Travel Words for nominating me for this competition. Here are my five nominations – the closing date is 31st October so unfortunately there’s not much time to get your entries in!
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