Thursday, 26 July 2012

Removals to Switzerland | Moving to Switzerland - The Swiss Alps

Making the decision to move your life to another country is not only very exciting, it can also be overwhelming, and Hamiltons are the professionals you’ll need to help with your removals to Switzerland. Catering for all domestic, commercial and holiday home removals to Switzerland, Hamiltons will ship from the UK, Europe and international destinations and of course, back the other way.

Removals to Switzerland - click here for full information on our removals to Switzerland service or contact us now to discuss your move.

Removals to Switzerland: Holiday Home Removals

One of the most popular areas of Switzerland for holiday homes is the Alps. Covering three fifths of the country, the famous mountain region provides a year-round destination with clear skies, breath-taking scenery and a vast range of winter and summer sports and activities. The completely tailored removals to Switzerland service means that you get exactly what you want, and your move to your holiday home in the Alps will go without a hitch.

You will also get complete peace of mind, as Hamiltons are members of the British Association of Removals (BAR), ensuring that the highest standards are always met and that your possessions arrive at their destination safely, and on time. With over 20 years’ experience and services ranging from packing and cleaning to storage and arranging for your vehicles to be imported, Hamiltons is the company to call on for your removals to Switzerland. The dedicated removals to Switzerland service offers either sole use of a vehicle, or a part load option, where several customers share the same vehicle. This offers cost savings, but delivery times can vary depending on the logistics.

Removals to Switzerland: Life in the Swiss Alps

The Swiss Alps belong to the steepest and most contorted mountain chain, known as the Western Alpine group, and are probably best seen via one of the many scenic trains which form the easiest way of getting around. Many of the more popular routes, such as the Glacier Express and the Bernina Express, are open all year round and offer dramatic scenery like ice age glaciers, snow-peaked mountains and massive lakes.

Skiing is probably the one activity most people associate with the Alps. The major destinations for winter sports are generally located in the cantons of Valais, Bernese Oberland and Graubunden, and some villages, like Zermatt, Grindelwald, Murren and Wengen, are also car-free. The ski season starts around November and runs to as late as May, although most resorts open for skiing from December to April. Many stay open and keep the tramways running in summer to enable hikers and mountaineers to reach high altitudes without too much effort, and enjoy the 23,000 km of well-maintained trails in the mountainous areas. The Klein Matterhorn is the highest summit of the European continent accessible by cable car.

At the gateway to canton Valais is the Portes du Soleil-Chablais region, which offers a wide range of sport, recreation and culture. A summer paradise for mountain biking, horse riding and hiking, it has leisure parks, animal parks and educational trails, and offers historical and cultural sights too. Monthey is the place for theatres and shopping, for a bit of history visit the town of St Maurice, and lakeside St Gingoph is the centre for water sports.

Hiking and skiing also form the basis of pastimes in Heidiland, over in Eastern Switzerland. Named after Johanna Spyri’s world famous Heidi story, written in 1880, the area has a Heidi path, and the musical has been performed here several times. It also has the spa city of Bad Ragaz, offering golf courses, casino and grand hotels while Sargans and Werdenberg have medieval castles for the historians.

Lake Thun sits on the northern rim of the Alps, in the middle of the canton Bernese Oberland, surrounded by panoramic mountains like Niesen and Stockhorn, cozy villages and the cities of Thun and Interlaken. Thun has a medieval old town and Oberhofen Castle, while Interlaken is the ideal place to start your visit to the Bernese Oberland. Another castle can be found in the Bay of Spiez, along with a number of small vineyards, and around the coastline sit 12 Romanesque churches, all over one thousand years old, that are well worth the visit.

The weather is by far the most changeable thing in the mountains. Mountain ranges are often the dividing line between weather fronts, and the Alps are usually the border between the cooler Northern European climate and the warmer Southern climate. Adjoining valleys may experience different weather at the same time, and one area might experience complete change within the hour. It pays to be prepared in the Alps, and the most sensible thing to do is dress in a number of thin layers, rather than a few thicker ones. And always have a waterproof jacket.
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