Switzerland’s bold and rugged beauty has given the country a deep-rooted bond to nature. Carefully planned trails run the gamut of ability levels. Their cog railways, tramcars, cable cars and trains make getting to the upper meadows fun and easy. Cycling routes lead through vineyards, along lakes and rivers, through small towns and to historic sites. Train stations rent bicycles and don’t have to be returned to the same station if you rent for the day. Water enthusiasts can rent equipment to paddle down an untamed river, wind surf across a pristine lake or kayak into fjord-like coves. Swiss campgrounds have high standards. Excellent roads pass medieval villages and meadows embroidered with gaily-colored flowers. Roadways twist up mountainsides to crashing waterfalls and jaw-dropping viewing areas.