Home to some of Europe’s highest peaks and vastest glaciers, Switzerland has long been renowned as one of the world’s most popular winter destinations, but the landlocked country is also a top spot for extreme sports and adventure activities all year-round. What better place then, to check off some once-in-a-lifetime experiences from your to-do list? From soaring to the Top of Europe to braving one of the world’s most terrifying bungee jumps, here are 8 Swiss adventures to add to your bucket list.
Category: Things To Do
September 19, 2014
Undeniably picturesque, with its backdrop of alpine peaks, terraced vineyards and fairytale castles, and the French border just minutes away, it’s little surprise that Lake Geneva is one of Switzerland’s most enchanting holiday destinations. The region’s top sights include Geneva’s famous Jet d’Eau, Chillon Castle, the United Nations headquarters and the UNESCO-listed Lavaux vineyards, but there are also plenty of little known attractions and curiosities to discover around the lakeside. To give you some ideas, here are 8 of Lake Geneva’s most unique attractions to add to your itinerary.
August 22, 2014
A tax haven for millionaires, famously ‘neutral’ in international conflicts and one of the few western European countries to opt out of the European Union, Switzerland has never been afraid to blaze its own trail and there are plenty of unique ways to experience the country’s highlights. From traveling on Europe’s highest train to meeting Switzerland’s surprising celebrity residents, here are 10 things you can only do in Switzerland.
July 25, 2014
Flanked by the glittering lakes of Brienz and Thun and encircled by snow-capped peaks, Interlaken is ideally situated for outdoor activities and with opportunities to enjoy everything from rock climbing to bungee jumping, the central Switzerland city is renowned as one of Europe’s top adventure sport destinations. Whether you want to cool off in the lake, scale a mountain peak or brave a death-defying stunt, the possibilities for adventure activities in Interlaken are endless. Here are a few ideas.
July 11, 2014
Perched on the French border and fronted by the glittering expanse of Switzerland’s largest lake, Geneva serves as a gateway to both the idyllic Swiss Riviera and the French Alps. With nearby attractions including Montreux, the Lavaux vineyards and the cheese-making village of Gruyères, you could spend a week or more exploring the highlights of Lake Geneva, but with just one day in Geneva, focus on taking in the city’s top attractions.
June 27, 2014
With the mercury rising and the snow-caps melting, there are few places more enchanting than Lucerne in summertime, surrounded by wildflower-blanketed peaks and lakeside beaches. From partying at a festival to windsurfing on the lake; here’s your guide to the best things to do in Lucerne in the summer.