Alpine valley restaurants offer some great opportunities for intimate dining, none more so than in the Bavona Valley, where La Froda restaurant brings a new meaning to "candlelit dinner." Set in the only valley in Switzerland with no electricity, this traditional Ticinese restaurant is a great place to dine, thanks to its delicious local Italian food and stunning waterfall views.
The Bavona Valley, in the Swiss-Italian region, is a true exhibition of nature’s power. There are many walking paths through meadows, and trails alongside rivers are interwoven between fascinating rock formations. Make sure you see the 80-meter waterfall, which is located in the delightful Foroglio valley. In the Swiss-French valley of Solalex, paths wind their way up the mountains to breath-taking viewpoints at its peaks. The views are reminiscent of the North American Rockies and you can often see eagles circling. Trails leading through conifer woods are popular, especially under the stars in winter with snow shoes.