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Activity: Ski, Snowboard
Activity: Ski, Snowboard
Located in the centre of Europe, Switzerland is a confederation of 26 cantons with Bern as its capital. There are no less than 4 languages spoken in the country: German, French, Italian and Romansh. Although the country is not very large, Switzerland has a variety of landscapes, including mountains, hills and lakes. It is therefore only natural that a wide range of activities is available. With family, friends or as a couple, discover the activities offered in Switzerland!
In summer and winter, there is no shortage of activities in Switzerland!
Divided into 3 main geographical regions, the Swiss Alps, the Jura and the Plateau, in winter the country turns out to be a resort or a challenge for ski lovers. Because when we talk about Switzerland, it is impossible not to think about skiing. The country has about 150 ski resorts with charming villages to visit. Among the most famous ski resorts are Davos, Grindelwarld, St Moritz and Zematt. Don't know how to ski or snowboard? No worries! No worries! Ski resorts offer ski/snowboard lessons for adults and children. Some resorts even offer to teach you how to cross-country ski. Explore during an afternoon of off-piste skiing with a high mountain guide. If you are looking for more tranquility, choose one of the snowshoe hikes and admire the panoramas that the mountains can offer you.
When the sun comes back, the hiking trails welcome you. With more than 50,000 kilometres of marked trails, it is possible to visit Switzerland from top to bottom! All you have to do is choose the hike you want. There are 3 main types of trails: cultural and thematic trails that tell the story of the country's history and culture, lowland hiking trails and medium mountain trails for the bravest. Incredible landscapes are to be visited, such as the Aletsch glacier, Europe's largest ice river or the famous Gruyère path where temptation is everywhere.
During the summer season and while staying in the mountains, go to Bagnes and its Verbier resort for a day of mountain biking, fat bike or E-bike. Adrenaline, beautiful landscapes and challenges will be on hand!
Switzerland is also home to internationally renowned lakes and rivers, where it is possible to practice water sports. So go on these waters during a canoe/kayak trip, or stand up paddle. If you are interested in the environment, take a diving course during which you can explore the biodiversity of Swiss waters. Finally, for those who love thrills, go rafting on wild rivers.
Switzerland is home to many famous cities. These last ones are full of tourist sites of all kinds. So if you go to Geneva, take your time in one of the many parks of the city or on the shores of Lake Geneva, stop by to see the Jet d'eau, symbol of Geneva and stroll through the heart of the old city and its typical 18th century architecture. As you continue your journey, Berne, the capital of Switzerland, will stand before you. Stop for a moment to enjoy the city's cultural richness. Some museums are also present if you want to learn more about history. Feel free to cross Switzerland from one end of the country to the other to discover all the corners. Visit Basel, Zurich, Lugano or Saint Moritz.
Switzerland is also known for its gastronomy and its traditional dishes, each more succulent than the next. During your stay there, discover these potato and cheese cakes, röstis or Grisons meat. If you are in the mountains, ask for a cheese fondue or raclette and enjoy! As for desserts, needless to say, chocolate remains a must!
With about 60% of its territory covered by mountains, Switzerland has breathtaking natural landscapes. Examples include the famous Rhine Falls, Lake Oeschinen, Lakes Engadine and Lake Lucerne, which may remind you of a fjord landscape. At altitude, we find the Matterhorn and its 4478 metres above sea level, the Eiger with an altitude of 3970 metres and the Piz Bernina at 4048 metres above sea level. It is generally possible to observe them from certain cities and ski resorts near these mountains. A majestic landscape several thousand metres high! The country also has gorges and caves that are worth a look, such as the Gorges du Trient near Vernayaz or the Grottes de Vallorbe. All these landscapes will amaze young and old, making them travel through Switzerland.