Snow-covered 4000 m peaks, raging rivers and breathtaking trails without end. Welcome to the outdoor paradise of Switzerland! Whether on foot or mountain bike, on the mountain, on the water or in the air: If you like to be active, Switzerland is the perfect place for you. Let yourself be inspired - and plunge into your next adventure.
Climb a mountain peak, hike across alpine meadows, ride the first line on the steepest freeride hillsides, or would you rather ride your mountain bike on spectacular single trails through the Alps? You decide!
Discover the Swiss regions
Arosa Lenzerheide - the winter sports paradiseSince the opening of the Urdenbahn in January 2014, the snow sports region of Arosa and Lenzerheide have been linked. The result is a snow sports paradise with 225 kilometres worth of groomed slopes up to 2,865 metres above sea level with guaranteed snow cover, numerous rustic mountain huts and record-breaking sunny days.
Couloirs covered in deep snow and steep slopes interspersed by ledges await professional and experienced freeriders. The Parpan Rothorn and the Arosa Weisshorn are among the most well-known freeride mountains of the region. The freeride descents in Arosa Lenzerheide offer a feeling of freedom in the middle of the winter sports resort. Another impressive experience is to ride in the untouched winter landscape - the ski safari between Arosa, Lenzerheide and Tschiertschen. On the ski safari you are off-piste, therefore don't miss out on the professional direction of a guide from the snow sports schools.
Bregaglia – the untouched natureWho isn’t looking for a place far away from everywhere, especially this winter? The Bergell with its popular skiing area Aela presents itself small but quaint. Here freeriders and families get their money's worth. All around the skiing area, there are varied cross-country trails and winter hiking paths. Therefore, also lovers of endurance sports can find what they need. By the end of January, the Silsersee is frozen and invites you to a particularly worthwhile excursion, be it on cross-country skis or on foot. From this winter on there are three new marked snowshoe trails around Maloja. Also, there are numerous other snowshoe and touring ski routes in the whole Bergell.
For those who like it even more lonesome, ice climbing around the Albigna dam is highly recommended, which is best with a local mountain guide in tow.
The Bergell - a small place that makes all outdoor-addicted hearts skip a beat.
Jungfrau Region – unique and diverseWhether you are a summiteer, a trail runner, a skier or a mountain biker - Grindelwald offers exciting adventures in winter and in summer. The outdoor paradise in the Jungfrau Region in the heart of Switzerland is waiting to be discovered by you.
Grindelwald is considered an ideal trail-running area. Simple flow trails as well as technically demanding descents and crisp verticals, are all equally tempting. In winter the hiking trails also offer the best terrain for running.
Mountain bikers also get their money's worth. With the majestic Eiger North Face in sight, there are ascents to well over 2000 metres above sea level as well as single trail descents to master.
In winter you can get to the ski slopes even faster with the new V-Bahn. Explore 210 kilometres of perfectly groomed slopes with us.
Visit our digital outdoor paradise at www.grindelwald.swiss and find the adventure that suits you. Whichever activity you choose: the breathtaking panorama with the world-famous triumvirate of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau will be your constant companion.
Nendaz, a skier’s paradiseIn the heart of the four vallées, one of the biggest ski areas in Europe, Nendaz, is a dream destination for snow sport enthusiasts. Nature lovers appreciate it for its numerous itineraries to cover on foot or snowshoes across snow-covered landscapes and its breathtaking panoramas. Refreshing holidays: sunbathing on a high-altitude terrace or a hot tub at the Spa des Bisses – the choice is yours!
Nendaz is a resort with legendary warm-hearted hospitality, a rich local life and preserved authenticity. Between the tasting of local products and the discovery of the Alphorn, guests are invited to discover our traditions first-hand. The icing on the cake: Nendaz enjoys an average of 300 days of fine weather out of 365 and guaranteed snow cover on its pistes from December to April!
Ticino – Your outdoor El Dorado with a southern flairTicino is the perfect place for all kinds of outdoor sports thanks to its mild climate. Here you will find everything your heart desires, from glaciers to palm trees. As a lover of the great outdoors you can enjoy an exotic nature experience without having to travel to the other side of the world.
The climbing paradise south of the Alps:
With more than 80 climbing areas and a particularly favourable climate on the rocks, Ticino is a real paradise for sport climbers. Also, it’s one of the most interesting sites in the world for bouldering.
Ticino is also a canyoning hotspot – with fun and adventure guaranteed.
If you’re not one for rocks, ice and water, you can let loose on the over 140 km of cool single-tracks with your bike. And if you prefer a less strenuous type of sport you can always try your hand at SUP boarding or enjoy a long hike.
There is an outdoor sport for everyone in Ticino and they can be enjoyed all year round. Exotic and close by.
Outdoor experiences for women
You need female power and want to experience Switzerland with other women? Then the 100% Women experiences are just right for you. Over 200 offers and events are 100% women - created by women for women. The outdoor experiences are women-only - always marked in the respective offer. For many other offers, men are also welcome as participants.Do you want to experience the Swiss mountain air? Then the 100% Women Peak Challenge is waiting for you. We bring women to the top - namely to all 48 4000m peaks in Switzerland. From 8 March to 8 September 2021, we're calling on women to climb Switzerland's highest peaks in women-only rope teams. Become a part of it and experience your adventure of a lifetime!