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).
Hiking in Switzerland
When to come, where to walk, what to bring, and what to leave at home.
Swiss and Austrian Hiking Tours
A guide to escorted walking itineraries from more than a dozen specialists in adventure travel.
Switzerland's Mountain Inns
To hike the Swiss Alps safely, without sacrificing creature comforts, read Marcia and
Philip Lieberman's book.
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
Before you risk your life in the Alps, get help from an expert.
Paragliding in Switzerland
Book a ride or learn to glide with Switzerland's 13,000 aerial sailors.
White-Water Rafting in Interlaken
Even a weekend adventurer can enjoy a white-knuckle experience on white water in
Switzerland's Bernese Oberland.
Move those cows out of the way, because 2,500 runners chase medals in the Bernese
Oberland every September.
Cresta Run, St. Moritz
You can risk life and limb on the world's scariest toboggan run, but it'll cost you an
arm and a leg.
Skiing and Snowboarding Sites:
Plan your winter vacation with our links to Swiss resort directories, snow
reports, and snowcams.
Skiing and Snowboarding Sites: Austria
Get ready for the season with online guides to 200+ Austrian ski resorts.
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