Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Bern
1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Bern with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Bern area
This Bern map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
Switzerland - moving around the country
Between sparsely populated points, buses shuttle. They are called postal. Despite the fact that sometimes buses are completely empty, they go on schedule and are ready to deliver even a single passenger to the necessary point of the faraway city. It is possible to book a taxi, even in mountainous areas. At the same time, be prepared for the prices that are quite high. They increase significantly in evenings and on holidays. If you like to travel with keeping everything in your hands, you can rent a car in one of the major cities. Despite the relief, Switzerland has a lot of high-speed trails. First, you have to pay the transport fee, which is about 45 francs. Many choose bicycle rental; moreover, in Geneva and Zurich this service is absolutely free.
Nature and parks of Switzerland
The most famous mountain in this country is the Matterhorn. The mountain is located in the canton of Valais on the border with Italy. The height of the peak is about 4 500 meters above sea level. Matterhorn gained its fame thanks to the tetrahedral pyramidal form. Each slope is directed to one side of the world. There are several routes of ascent; however, even the simplest ones require the maximum concentration. Despite the modern equipment and professional training of climbers, the Matterhorn still is the most deadly alpine peak. The highest point of the Alps is another peak, Dufour, in the canton of Valais. The third highest is the picturesque Jungfrau; it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.