4 Awesome Swiss Outdoor Activities
There are so many awesome Swiss outdoor activities, I’m not quite sure how to narrow it down. You could easily go for a “wanderweg” (pronounced “Vandervegh) no matter where you are in the amazing Alpine country. The paths are public, the scenery is beautiful and there is something for every skill level and age. If you aren’t sure you want to organize your own trip, a resource such as Viator has some of the best organized tours out there.
Rent An Electric Bike
There are several ways to get to the top of the Alps. Of course you could rent a car and drive. But, that’s not always going to get you to the top. The latest craze is to rent an Ebike. Whether you are a cycling enthusiast or not, an e-bike should make for an easy ride up the hill without the burning calf muscles. If you can ride a bike, this is definitely something to consider. I found this quick video that tells you all about Ebikes in Interlaken.
This is what the Swiss might call a gentle hike, but as a irregular hiker, I’d call it moderate. Having hiked it in December, with kids, I know it is doable for those wanting to see the pristine lakes and meadows of the Alpine countryside. If you feel like splurging, then there’s no need to pack an entire picnic (but do bring water and a quick energy snack just in case), there is a full service restaurant that overlooks the lake.
Seealpsee in the Summer.
Can you imagine spending the day hiking, having a very Swiss meal overlooking the lake and then strolling back down the hill into town? Bucket list dream come true!
Seealpsee in the Winter.
Yes, we are playing on a frozen lake! One of the most memorable Christmas adventures I've ever had! It looks like we are all by ourselves, but we weren't. There were at least 100 hikers that came to play that day.
Explore Caverns and Caves
With all those mountains, it makes sense that there are quite a few caverns and grottoes to explore. From Stalactite Caves with underground rivers to the Fairy’s Grotto with an underground waterfall, there are eleven different underground areas to choose from.
It’s easy to include a Swiss festival in your itinerary. There is at least one every month. Christmas and snow festivals in the winter along with beer, balloon and street art festivals in the milder seasons. This post gives a rundown of the best for every month of the year.
More about Switzerland
Now that you’ve got a taste for Switzerland’s awesome outdoor activities. You might want to look at the posts listed below. I’ve got loads of resources to help you make this a bucket list dream come true.