1. Explore the Pontresina Ibex Paradise
We could all benefit from learning a thing or two about these noble and friendly wild mountain goats who, understandably, love the Alpine landscape – and you might be lucky enough to get up close and personal with a few of them on this short, scenic hiking trail, as one of the largest colonies in the Alps live nearby Pontresina. As well as information along the trail, there’s an ibex gallery on top of the mountain at Alp Languard (plus a well-equipped children’s playground) and mountain cabins on the way up so you can fuel-up on regional food and drink. And you can always double your chance of glimpsing a cute animal by embarking on a guided marmot and and ibex tour.