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Old 07.07.2011, 22:16
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One day 'adventure' in Switzerland - any ideas?

Hi all,

I'm thinking of planning a day trip in September to celebrate my birthday (I'll be 31). I'm rather stumped for ideas though... despite having lived here nearly 2 years (and having come here for summer holidays for something like 10 times before that), I don't know Switzerland that well..

I'm in Vaud, near Lausanne, and I have an abonnement general, so transportation costs aren't an issue. Money is... I don't have much of it - which is why I'm asking now so I can put some aside!

I've 'done' (as a child / teenager) the Matterhorn, Zermatt, the Jungfrau (well, think it might have been the Jungfrau joch), and that train that goes through the Eiger. Oh, and I've been for a swim in Lake Thun (and have photographic evidence - blame the Chalet School books for that moment of madness!). Apart from one trip to Kandergrunt, we spent most of our holidays in Vaud / Valais (Crans Montana, Villars and Nendaz especially). So I'd like to go somewhere I haven't been... but that I can get there-and-back in a day.

Oh, and I'm not very sporty so please no suggestions for activities requiring extensive physical exercise!

Thanks...
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Re: One day 'adventure' in Switzerland - any ideas?

Best of both worlds

You can take the cable car up and enjoy the view with a glass of wine .
If you free like a wee walk there is a nice flat route around the lake where you can pick up some local cheese .

http://www.ebenalp.ch/en/summer/hiking/
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Re: One day 'adventure' in Switzerland - any ideas?

Try Glacier 3000 and the Alpine Coaster. Then return via Gruyere for the castle, Giger museum and cheese dairy.
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Old 13.07.2011, 22:45
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Re: One day 'adventure' in Switzerland - any ideas?

Bungee jumping off the Verzasca Dam (Diga di Contra)!

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Re: One day 'adventure' in Switzerland - any ideas?

How about a great day at a spa- there are so many not too far from Lausanne (Yverdon, Lavey (near Aigle), Ovronnaz for fabulous views, or a bit further, Loeche-les-Bains above Sierre? All reachable by train and bus, easy peasy.

How about a tandem parascending flight from Mauborget (above Yverdon, pm for details) or from Charmey near Gruyères.
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Re: One day 'adventure' in Switzerland - any ideas?

A rope park .... a little bit physical, but not too energetic - more mind over matter.

http://www.lake-geneva-region.ch/en/...adventureparcs

http://www.parc-aventure.ch/
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Re: One day 'adventure' in Switzerland - any ideas?

You could travel to Murten (by train)!
It is a cute little town with lots of history and a beautiful lake.

Please contact me if you have any questions
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