Switzerland & Austria:
Sports and Recreation
- Bicycling in Switzerland
Cruise level paths along a lake, ascend the Alps in low gear, or simply rent a bike at a
railway station for a quick tour about town.
- Hölloch Caverns, Switzerland
Take a quick tour or join a two-day bivouac expedition in Europe's largest caves
(and the third-largest cave system in the world).
- Inline Skating
Switzerland and Austria offer scenic skating on paved country paths, nighttime
group skates in the cities, and even indoor parks for locals and tourists.
If you suffer from acrophobia or can't afford the steep guide fee, enjoy a view of
Zermatt's mountain icon from the nearby Gornergrat. (You can reach the latter by cogwheel
Schools and Guides
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