Why we can't wait to visit again: There are lots of destinations similar to this in Switzerland - villages tucked among crinkly mountains which throb with polypropylene-wrapped skiers in winter and clear out in summer - but this cluster of chalets in the Bernese Oberland takes the biscuit. While some might say it's all about the hiking routes (which measure 300km in total - hats off to Adelboden for its wheelchair-passable circular trail), we're more interested in stopping for slices of zwetschgenkuchen (plum cake) and slurping milky iced coffee along the way. We would insert "it's about the journey, not the destination" here, but the bright lights of Bern are just 45 minutes away by car and, unless you're a sucker for hairpin bends, that old adage certainly doesn't ring true.
Where we're staying: The Cambrian
Before you go: Follow Niels Oberson on Instagram for a daily dose of sublime mountainscapes from the Bernese Oberland and beyond.