Thrill-seekers looking for a summer adventure look no further! While Switzerland is known for its serene landscapes and tranquil vibe, it’s also a perfect destination for adrenaline junkies. From mountain carting to Alpine sliding, check out our list of 7 unique experiences to get your adrenaline fix and discover a different side of Switzerland.
1. Slide down the alpine slide at Oeschinensee
The one-of-a-kind Alpine slide will delight the inner child in you. Located at the cable car station of Oeschinensee, this 750m slide takes you on a thrilling journey down the Alps. An alternative way to take in the breathtaking scenery of the Swiss mountains!
2. Skydive in front of Eiger mountain
3. Ride down the highest outdoor elevator in Europe
This 100-year elevator is the ultimate experience for thrill-seekers. In under a minute, you will find yourself 152.8m high, at the top of Mount Bürgenstock. Take in the stunning views of the beautiful city of Lucerne, as well as the mountain peaks of Mount Titlis and Mount Rigi. While at the top, you can go for a panoramic hike or enjoy a delicious lunch at the Bürgenstock resort to make the most out of your time there.
4. Fly aboard a Hawker Hunter jet fighter
Fly over the Alps aboard a Hawker Hunter jet fighter, formerly owned by the Swiss Air Force, as part of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Join an experienced pilot, trained by the airforce, for a thrilling ride above the beautiful Swiss mountains. Expect loops, controlled spins, and many more surprises! One thing is for sure: this experience is not for the faint-hearted.
5. Go Mountain Carting in Grindelwald
What is mountain carting you ask? A mountain cart is a cross between a sledge and a go-kart. In short, the perfect vehicle for riding down a mountain! A standard mountain carting journey lasts around 20-minutes, and you’re almost guaranteed to want a second go. Whiz your way down the mountain in the company of your friends and unleash your inner racer.
6. Fly above the Alpine Meadows on the ZipRide®
Experience a zip-line unlike any other by riding down the Grindelwald ZipRide®. Speed down this 80m long line at 80 km/h and you’ll feel like you are flying. Make sure to have someone on land taking pictures of your epic journey across the Swiss landscape.
7. Go on Schilthorn’s Thrill Walk
As you can guess by the name, this thrill walk is an adrenaline – junkie’s dream come true! Located at the Schilthorn summit, the walk is 200m long and starts at a height of 2970m. The journey is full of surprises, including a glass bridge, an 8m long tunnel, and parts where your only support is a rope wire! The cherry on top is the panoramic 360-degree view of the breathtaking mount Eiger.
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