Nancy B. Varghese
Quick Takeaway - Walking between two cliffs on a 3000-meter-high suspension bridge, and stepping into the world’s first revolving cable She askcar - scaling new heights of pleasure.
Taking adventure to a new level, the Titlis Cliff Walk dares you to cross the 100-meter long pedestrian bridge built between two cliffs at 3,000 meters above sea level. With a mountain view to die for, you can also dangle your legs over the Ice Flyer, a ski lift designed to carry you over the peaks and experience the world’s first revolving cable car - the Rotair Gondela.
Quick Takeaway: Jumping and free falling into mountain rivers and letting the powerful current carry you downstream, giving you the surge of excitement you’ve been looking for!
Calling all thrill-seeking junkies who are looking for their next adrenaline hit. Interlaken is the place to be for all your extreme adventures, with gorgeous waterfalls, dramatic jumps, and spectacular waterslides that will take your breath away. Canyoning is for all those who are hungry for adventure and love to explore hidden gorges. Get back to nature and transform your trip as you emerge from your water activities, soaked from head to toe, and laughing out loud with sheer joy.
Quick Takeaway: Wine, wine, and more wine for those who love the taste of finesse on their palate
You know you’ve dreamt of lazily strolling through wide open vineyards with a bottle of the world’s finest wine cradling in your arms. And that’s exactly what you can do at Lavaux - the largest vineyard region in Switzerland that is also a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2007. Get your zen mode on as you walk through caveaux des vignerons (wine cellars) and take in the beauty of Lake Geneva as timeless villages float by you, putting you in a state of unbridled happiness. Why you can’t afford to miss it? Switzerland does not export its wine out of the country, so you best be scrambling to drink some of that exclusive nectar of the grape gods right away!
Quick Takeaway: A hike across an ethereal landscape of ice, dotted with waterfalls and gorgeous pines, that’s right out a fairy-tale come true.
When you walk across the longest and largest glacier in Western Europe, you can’t help but stare in awe at the beautiful bounty that nature has blessed the earth with. Aletsch is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the Glacier hike is a two-day tour which highlights the unique mountain world of Swiss Alps Jungfrau. The feeling that overpowers you, as you gaze over 27 billion tons of ice and picture the path curving past surreal waterfalls, pines and proud mountains, is one that can’t be put in words, but experienced deep within your adventurous heart. What are you waiting for?
Quick Takeaway: Take a ride in the world's only natural and oldest ice bob run that is still in operation.
Numerous World Championships, European Championships, and even World Cup races have been held over the course of 110 years and has garnered popularity across the world. The Olympic Bob Run, with a speed of up to 150km/hr, gets your heart racing as you ride on the straights, into the curves and around the high walls where your nerves are tested to the limit. Bollywood heartthrob, Ranveer Singh, who tried this 75 seconds of pure adrenalin and became a certified speedster, considers this as an action-packed adventure which everyone must experience once in this lifetime. The St. Moritz run is also the last of its kind, in the world, to be refrigerated naturally. Find a better way to stay cool, we dare you!
Quick Takeaway: This is a great secluded side trip for romantic holiday goers.
Just a short 45 kilometres away from Bern, is the beautiful Aare River which is the longest river that flows entirely in Switzerland. Travel insiders have been sharing gorgeous photos of blue skies, and lazy river bends on Instagram that have made us put this on our off-the-beaten track Swiss spot to-do list.
Boats, ships, and even rafts are too mainstream. If you want to float down a crystal-clear river, you have to do it as nature intended it to be: strip down to your bathing suit and jump right in! Allowing the deliciously cool and deep blue waters of the river to carry you back into town, should make its way into the list of things you definitely need to do, in this gorgeous country. Make this trip happen with your fiancé, get the romance kindling, and watch your friends go green with envy as you set the bar for absolute #HoneymoonGoals!
Quick Takeaway: Make danger your middle name with the tallest outdoor lift in Europe that takes you on a thrilling ride to the top of Bürgenstock mountain in under a minute.
Ever wondered what it feels like to just take off into the air like a superhero and embrace the view from above the world? The Hammetschwand Elevator gives you the thrill and you definitely don’t have to survive a superhero fight to tell the tale. The passengers in the lift are carried from an underground boarding station into an open-air shaft leading to the top of Bürgenstock mountain in less than a minute and brings you the heavenly view of Lake Lucerne. This outdoor lift in Europe has survived both world wars making it a thrilling world-record holding attraction, and a ride that you don’t want to miss.
Quick Takeaway: Surreal rock formations, hidden lakes in caves, eerie lights - an explorer’s paradise.
How many times have you watched ‘Journey To The Centre Of The Earth’ and wondered what it was like to explore a part of the planet that was hidden away from the world? Lorzentobel will grant you hours of exploration in the underground world of the 6,000-year-old Hell Grottoes Caves which are lit with eerie lights, making it look like a mystical portal to another dimension, where the real magic happens! Colourful stalagmites and stalactites, beautiful little lakes, and the most surreal rock formations hand sculpted by mother nature herself, this cave is legendary and draws people from all over the world every year.
Quick Takeaway: Dash down slopes and hills at breakneck speeds on wooden sledges to get your heart hammering with every breath you take.
Why long for a snowy Christmas, when you can make your way to Grindelwald, in Switzerland’s Bernese Alps, for some intense tobogganing? This toboggan run is a 15 kilometres long & a vertical drop of 1,600 metres – making Big Pintenfritz the longest toboggan run in Europe. Prepping yourself for fun is super easy, as all you have to do is prop your body on wooden sledges, brace yourself & prepare your mind for memories of a lifetime. With just a push, let go of all your inhibitions as you let gravity take over while you zip down snow-white landscapes, and feel the icy winds pinch your cheeks to a pink glow!
Quick Takeaway: Fling yourself off the 220-meter high Verzasca dam and channel your inner James Bond as you take the leap of faith, that was also called the best stunt of film history in the movie Golden Eye.
How would you like to go on a mission for Her Majesty’s service and save the world from the most wanted criminals? Visualise yourself as the next James Bond, as you plunge with a rubber rope into the depths, 7.5 seconds free fall, 220 altitude meters, parallel to the impressive dam. This Golden Eye Bungee jump will make you the most badass hero that this world needs. Definitely leaving your senses shaken, not stirred!
*This is a sponsored post for Switzerland Tourism.
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