Swiss mountain ranges form the main destination for backpacking trips in the Alps. The view stretches from the Northern lowlands to the glaciated peaks in the central parts. We hike through a variety of mountain landscapes, including soaring bald mountain walls, vast meadows and chestnut forests and lakes. Above the treeline, we regularly meet chamois, marmots and sometimes ibex. We will camp at a considerable height. Here, the feeling of being alone in the world is magical.
An other suitable backpack destination is the Lake District in Northern England: desolate areas stand shoulder to shoulder with fairy-like places. Hiking can be just as demanding as in the Alps. The differences in height can be considerable and the weather unruly. The so called 'horseshoe' walks, that will lead you along the edge of a mountain ridge, are famous. In the valleys, we find meadows, forests, lakes, stone walls, sheep, and villages.
A third outstanding place to backpack is North Norway. The Lofoten archipelago is famous for golden beaches and sheer granite mountains.
Other possible destinations: Iceland, France, Germany, and Spain.