• 25 June 2014

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. Here’s a selection of activities to try…

Jungfraujoch – The Top of Europe

The highest train station in all of Europe, Jungfrau, offers just the kind of views that you’d expect! It stands at an incredible 3471m high! Providing the weather is good, you can see an incredible amount. From the weather station at the summit, cast your gaze towards the nearby valley! You will see glacier carves its way slowly down the mountain. There are also 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!

River Rafting

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 journeys to choose 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

Canyoning is hugely enjoyable!It appeals to those looking for that heart-pounding adrenaline rush, but is also 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!

Skydiving

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 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!

Paragliding

Enjoy panoramic views of the Swiss Alps as you soar above the treetops! 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.

 

Find out more about river rafting, canyoning, skydiving and paragliding in Switzerland with Outdoor Interlaken.

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