1. Toboggan Ride in Graubunden: When in Switzerland, you must head over to the Graubunden to experience Switzerland’s longest toboggan ride! A toboggan can be best described as a traditional sledge which was used as a form of transport in mountainous terrain across the globe.
Today, riding your way down the side of a mountain with a toboggan has become a popular adventure activity. The toboggan’s path leads through 31 steep curves and overjumps stretching over a total length of 3,060 metres, making for a thrilling ride. If you are looking for unique adventure activities in Switzerland, then this is your place!
Location: Pradaschier, The Adventure Mountain, Girabodawäg 16, 7075 Churwalden
Price: CHF 18 or Rs. 1,318
Summer (May to October): 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Winter (December to March): 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
2. Bungee Jumping at Contra Dam: If you are in Gordola, in the canton of Ticino, then you have to head over to the Contra Dam or the Verzasca Dam. Made famous by the James Bond movie GoldenEye, today the dam is a premium bungee jumping destination. This mammoth construction allows jumpers to dive from a height of 220 metres right towards the valley floor. Since this is the world’s highest bungee jump station, the thrills offered by this place are quite literally unparalleled.
Location: Via Valle Verzasca, 6596 Gordola, Switzerland
Price: 119 CHF
Timings: 1:00 PM to 4:40 PM
3. Canyoning in the Bernese Oberland: The Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland is a treasure trove for adventure seekers. There are several trails which follow gushing rivers where you can jump, dive and swim through the canyons. The routes around towns like Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald offer some spectacular, pristine Alpine scenery and thrilling opportunities where you can dive off cliffs, rappel down mountains and climb through the boulders. No matter whether you have had prior experience or not, this is one of those adventure activities in Switzerland that everyone can try.
4. Rock Climbing in the Western Alps: Right from the notorious Matterhorn to the famous Eiger trail, there are hundreds of places in Switzerland where you can partake in this adventure sport. Whether you have had prior experience or not, the Western Alps present some unique opportunities where you can enjoy some of the most fun and challenging climbs in the world.
You can choose to go rock climbing in a group with a dedicated leader and expert who will guide you through the way. Or, you can simply buy the supplies and get rock climbing! The best time to go rock climbing in Switzerland is the summer season, between June to August, due to high altitudes.
5. Kayaking in Interlaken: Adventure in Switzerland can be found in every nook and cranny and that holds true for Interlaken as well! With its two magnificent lakes, Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, the place offers some truly spectacular scenery. Kayaking on the azure waters of the lakes allows you to explore the different parts of the lake at your own pace. There are several hidden natural and man-made wonders that surround the lake which you can explore as you go out on your kayak or canoe.
Location: Lake Thun, Lake Brienz
Difficulty Level: Easy
6. Paragliding over Geneva: There is no better way to experience the scenic natural surroundings and vibrant atmosphere of Geneva than by paragliding over it. The flight over Geneva actually starts in France where you have to leap off of the Salève mountain to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city. You can try paragliding on your own or choose to go tandem to experience the rush of mountain air hitting your face as you are suspended miles above the city!
Price: CHF 130 or Rs. 9,502
Difficulty Level: Moderate
7. Ziplining in Grindelwald: The zipline in Grindelwald, locally known as the First Flieger is an extremely fun way of experiencing the natural beauty of the stunning Alpine landscape. The zipline here is designed to whizz you down the length of a mountain at speeds reaching 55 miles per hour, making it one of the most interesting adventure activities in Switzerland!
The length of the zipline is around 2,480 feet and it covers a vertical drop of 674 feet, making for a heart-thumping experience! Apart from Grindelwald, you can also try zip lining in the Forest Fun Park at Zermatt, Parco Avventura in Gordola, Charmey and Alpenhof.
Location: First Flieger, Bergstation Firstbahn, 3818 Grindelwald, Switzerland
Price: From CHF 50 or Rs. 3,658
Difficulty Level: Easy
8. Skydiving in front of Eiger: The north face of the Eiger presents some of the most challenging hikes in the entire country but what is little known is the fact that it is an excellent place to try skydiving around. You can choose to jump from an ungodly height of 15,000 feet in the air and plummet at a speed of 120 miles per hour in front of Eiger!
The beautiful mountainous terrain looks spectacular from a bird’s eye view and once your parachute is pulled, you can glide your way around the beautiful peaks. It is an extreme adventure sport in Switzerland that adults of practically any age can try!
Price: CHF 690 or Rs. 50,430
Difficulty Level: Difficult
9. White Water Rafting: Switzerland offers a plethora of white water rafting experiences, from gentle one-way streams to downright ferocious rivers! You can go whitewater rafting in Interlaken, Gstaad Saanenland, Graubünden (Surselva), Engadin and Valais.
Landquart in Graubünden offers one of the most challenging white-water rafting experiences in the country where you get to test your endurance and fight powerful rapids for 11 kilometres! For a more slow-paced and milder experience, you can go rafting in the Simme River where the rapids are fewer and far in-between!
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult