Outdoor activities in Switzerland for the adventurous

Nov 24, 2017

Snow-capped peaks, picturesque lakes, pretty towns, chocolates and watches. What else is there in Switzerland? Well, a range of exciting activities held amid dramatic landscapes may help you to appreciate the country’s natural beauty – and test your bravery.

Float down the Aare River


Go rafting or canoeing on the Aare that flows through the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bern – tour company Aarebootsfahrten offers guided tours. If that sounds like too much work on a hot day, you can also hop on to a dingy and float downriver.

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Go canyoning at Interlaken


Smaller than other canyons around the world, the Saxeten Canyon is an ideal place for a three-and-a-half hour canyoning experience – nothing too arduous. Dive into a range of activities like abseiling, rocky water slides and pool jumps, on a tour with Interlaken Adventure.

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Find your way out of a maze


Make your way through Labyrinthe Adventure, a theme park in the Valaisian town of Evionnaz with a meticulously landscaped garden maze. The park is packed with challenges and obstacle courses that are suitable for younger travellers, including a climbing wall, miniature golf course, a treasure hunt and other games.