The Alps mountain range covers 65% of Switzerland’s surface area making it one of the most “alpine” countries. Tourists can find Alpine excitement in the Swiss Alps in any season; from world-class skiing in the winter to adventure sports like paragliding in the summer. Switzerland enjoys a 38,000-mile network of well-maintained trails, most of which fall in mountainous areas. The famed Klein Matterhorn is the highest European summit served by a cable car but one of the best ways to explore the region is by train. The Glacier Express connecting St. Moritz and Zermatt may be known as the slowest express train in the world but its route through the Swiss Alps is considered one of the most scenic.