Like Gstaad, St. Moritz in the Engadin Valley is a legendary playground for the rich and famous. You can easily stroll from your hotel right down to the iconic lake on which the town lies, while the valley and its slopes are laced with more trails than you could conquer in a whole summer. All-day treks take you through meadows and past traditional farmhouses, or simply ride the Corviglia tramway and in no time you'll atop 10,000-foot peaks with gorgeous lake views. One favorite short hike is the Muottas Muragl to Alp Languard trail, along which you can read educational panels on greenhouse gases and climate change.
To learn more about all that the Alps offers, visit AFAR Journeys for six itineraries covering the many highlights of the region.