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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

  • 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.


  • Matterhorn
    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 railroad.)

  • Swiss Mountaineering Schools and Guides
    Before you risk your life in the Alps, get help from an expert.




Winter Sports

  • 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. 

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