All over Europe there are heart-thumping-adrenaline-rushing activities to enjoy! Switzerland is just one of those destinations that is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Here, you can have some of the most unforgettable adventures in one of the world’s most picturesque environments. Expat Explore has put together a selection of activities to try on your Swiss adventure!
The highest train station in all of Europe, Jungfraujoch, offers just the kind of views that you’d expect! It stands at an incredible 3471m high. From the weather station at the summit, cast your gaze towards the nearby valley. You will see spectacular glaciers, the trademark Swiss villages nestled far below and a glorious panorama of rocky peaks all around. At this height, there’s always snow on the ground, meaning you can enjoy snowball fights in the middle of summer!
But it’s not just the view from the top that deserves a mention. The train-ride to the top is just as memorable. Verdant green valleys give way to snowy peaks and picture-perfect villages hug the mountain-side. If you’re heading up in the winter season, you’ll almost certainly spot skiers and snowboarders carving up the piste. Make sure you have your camera at the ready – this is one train-ride that you’ll want to remember for a long time to come!
Related: Take the ride to Jungfraujoch on any of our multi-country tours that visit Switzerland!
Want to keep things down to earth, but with a little more of an adrenaline rush? You might want to try river rafting! You have four different journey options. From tranquil river drifting to white-water rafting, you’re sure to find a journey to suit you. The Swiss countryside is an alpine paradise and this is one of the best ways to experience it!
Canyoning appeals to those looking for a heart-pounding adrenaline rush but it is not exclusively for the adrenaline junkies. With three courses on offer in Interlaken, Grimsel and Chli Schliere, there’s definitely something for everyone. You can choose either a half-day or full-day course. Test your limits with rappelling, jumps, slides and ziplines into crystal-clear pools. It’s a great way to get up close and personal with nature!
If you’ve ever been tempted to go skydiving, now is the time to do it. With a 20-minute scenic flight, a heart-stopping 45-second freefall and a short canopy flight, this is truly an unforgettable experience. Especially since you’re doing it in one of the most beautiful alpine environments on earth! Choose from tandem airplane jumps from 4000m or 4600m, or do a helicopter jump from 3700m!
Enjoy panoramic views of the Swiss Alps as you soar above the treetops! This is definitely one of the best ways to experience the stunning scenery of the Jungfrau region. With experienced pilots to guide you, you’ll have a smooth ride from take-off to landing. If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to fly, this is about as close as you’ll get.
Excited for a Swiss adventure? Join one of Expat Explore’s tours to Switzerland and discover a wide range of exceptional outdoor activities! Don’t forget to ask your tour guide about the optional excursions on offer.
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