From revelling in the Mediterranean flair of the south to the scenic Jura highland, or frolicking in the Swiss riviera in the West, the entire country of Switzerland is one vast alpine playground. Adventure activities, here, are so plentiful and diverse, that one can actually experience outdoor fun in different climate zones round the year. This is largely possible because of the extensive and excellent public transport system, that whisks you away across the country from West to East in a single day. Add to it the dramatic Swiss landscape which affords for unparalleled fun in the open, like the few mentioned here.
For a tiny country like Switzerland, the miles of hiking options are indeed staggering. Regardless of what your walking choice may be, long or short, easy or strenuous the country has over 60,000 km of trails for the avid hiker to choose from in varied landscapes.
Switzerland is one of the top destinations in the world for winter sports enthusiasts. Shredding through power on a board is called snowboarding and it is one of the best extreme sports for the perfect rush. Head to Zermatt to enjoy some fun in the snow.
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This is one fun filled adventure where the entire family can partake in. A very popular outdoor sport in this country, cycling can take you almost any place you want. For those without their own bike, there are unlimited options for hiring one on any of the routes that cross all parts of the country.
Who wouldn’t want to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the magnificent Swiss landscape and mountains? Sky diving is hence extremely popular option for adrenaline junkies visiting Switzerland and Interlaken is usually the first choice for top skydiving spots.
Hovering over the stunning Swiss scenery on a glider is a lovely laid back adventure apt for all age groups. You don’t need any prior experience either so it’s easy, fun and an excellent option for travellers to Switzerland.
Probably the most loved sport in this country, Switzerland is a paradise for skiers as well as the birthplace of this exciting sport. From the first known winter sport resort of Davos to innumerable possibilities in Liechtenstein, one can experience the true alpine skiing in Switzerland.
The legendary red and white wines, which are only produced in the vineyards of Lavaux on the shores of Lake Geneva are household names by themselves, not only inside the country, but in the far corners of the world. Since these bottles hardly find a way out of Switzerland, the ideal way is to go to Lavaux and get them – on foot. The 21 mile walk from Lausanne to the vineyards, pass through quaint villages and rolling fields. For those wanting to break up the trek, there are trains to choose for riding short distances and then walking down to Lavaux.
As you can see Switzerland is a mecca for thrill seekers, so you would want to put it on your bucket list if you are looking for an adrenaline rush.
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Author: Jyotsna Ramani
Jyotsna is a passionate globetrotter who loves to explore offbeat locales and inspires others to do the same. Traveling solo, enjoying new adventures, trying local cuisines are all part of her escapades. Follow in her footsteps as she takes on the world – one country at a time.