At bookdifferent.com we always want to provide you with an array of travel tips so you can have the most relaxed and simultaneously sustainable vacation. If you are planning your next getaway, whether it may be a weekend trip or a snowy winter holiday, we got you covered. Let us tell you some more about our newest ecolabel – the leading Swiss label for sustainability in hospitality – ibex fairstay, Switzerland as a destination and provide you with some sustainable properties in the Swiss country.
Meet ibex fairstay – our newest ecolabel
If you have been following us for a while now, you might already know that bookdifferent.com works together with the most qualified ecolabels. This way we can easily check for you which accommodations are the most sustainable so you can relax on your green vacation. You can read more about our ecolabels here.
Switzerland, with the Swiss Alps, is a country well-known for its unique environment. Working on preserving exactly this landscape, ibex fairstay has been certifying sustainable accommodations ever since their foundation in 1998. ibex fairstay believes that nothing else unites regionality, authenticity, nature, and preservation and celebration of cultural roots better than the hospitality sector. That is why, as of today, they have qualified nearly 70 residences all over Switzerland, ranging from 5-star hotels to hostels. If you want to read more about our partnership with ibex, click here.
With summer slowly coming to an end and fall just around the corner, we are all longing for a last weekend getaway or already planning our winter vacation. We got you covered with today’s recommendation: Switzerland – a leader in implementing sustainable development.
Where to go – sustainable towns
💚 Spiez, Switzerland 💚
Standing on the shores of Lake Thun, surrounded by vineyards and forests, lies the town of Spiez. This beautiful town. houses 12,000 inhabitants and is best known for its medieval castle with its 1,000-year-old Early Romanesque church. Combine a visit to the famous castle with a late-summer swim in Lake Thun and end your day watching the sunset with a glass of Spiezer, the locally made wine, in your hand. Book your stay here.
💚 Morcote, Switzerland 💚
The picturesque small town of Morcote is located on the shores of Lake Lugano. Here you can find the most astonishing architecture which the town is most famous for: an arcade dating back to the Middle Ages, houses from the 16th century and the 13th century church, Santa Maria del Sasso. Book your stay here.
What to do – sustainable activities
💚 Solarbob Langenbruck 💚
The Solarbob Langenbruck with its over one thousand meters length is the only sledging run to combine fun and ecology. In a carbon-neutral manner, you are pulled up the bob by a lift powered by the energy of the sun. If speed isn’t your cup of tea, you can stay in the valley and watch up-close how the captured energy from the sun is transformed into electric and thermal energy used to power the bob-lift. Excess energy is stored and ensures that the solarbob is in action even without sun on cloudy days. Read more here.
💚 Tropical House Frutigen 💚
In case you are looking for a more relaxed activity, you should pay a visit to the Tropical House Frutigen – a green paradise at the foot of the Bernese High Alps. Mountain water, fish farming and a tropical garden – a harmonious trio under one roof with three times the appeal, as well as an innovative energy concept. Read more here.
Where to stay – sustainable accommodations
Did you know that there are beautiful places to stay that are certified and have the potential to really enrich your holiday? We want to introduce you to one accommodation that has been certified by the ecolabel ibex fairstay: The Valbella Inn Resort. Make sure to also check out our brand-new hostel category on bookdifferent.com if you are looking for budget-friendly and sustainable accommodations in Switzerland! Click here: budget-friendly hostels.
💚 The Valbella Inn Resort, Valbella, Switzerland 💚