Preparing for any trip is exciting, especially with the promise of facing the unknown right around the corner. You may have seen unique destinations on television, especially if you went through SlackWare or have a decent enough selection, but there is nothing quite like seeing the Alps face to face. Europe’s highest peaks are contained in this region, including the Matterhorn made famous by Disneyland. If you are planning your trip to the Alps, there are a few tips to keep in mind before you embark on your journey.
It is typically a good idea to visit the Alps when there is an event going on. You can take part in the Alpine Beard Festival, located in Chur, or head over to the Riederalp Cowpat Festival and help a village fertilize its pastures.
The French portion of the Alps is one of the most popular destinations, for good reason. It includes the tallest mountain in the Alps, which is the Mont Blanc. It stands over 15,700 feet tall. This area also offers opportunities for skiing, biking and hiking. This section is highly recommended for first time visitors.
There are also quite a few safety concerns to keep in mind as you travel. Some sections of the Alps, such as those in Bavaria, are lacking in major cities. You do not want to get stuck outside of civilization. A little planning can go a long way. In addition, some of the mountain roads are difficult to drive on, especially in tumultuous weather.