After spending a few days with friends in Holland and Luxembourg, we were stoked to hit the hot spots of our trip: an alpine rollercoaster in Austria and a Via Ferrata in alpine Switzerland. Unfortunately, October is probably not the greatest time to do either of those things. Although the weather didn’t permit us to complete a Via Ferratta or ride on an alpine (gravity powered) roller coaster, we did get to check out the capital, Bern, in all its whimsy.

Survey says: the Alps provide some of the most scenic drives on the planet, but, damn, it’s slippery when wet.