Adventure + Travel

Spin City: 2022 is the year of the bike in Lausanne

The City of Lausanne has deemed 2022 as the year of the bike. Check out these activities to keep you spinning in and around Lausanne.

The Tour de France Returns to Lausanne

On Saturday July 9th, the eighth stage of the Tour de France will leave from Dole in the Jura region of France and end right here in Lausanne.

Favorite Running Paths in & around Lausanne

Whether you’re training for a race or just like to stay active, we’ve rounded up our favorite running paths to hit the pavement (or trails) and enjoy the sights too.
24 Mar 22

What to do in Turin

Just under 3 hours away from Lausanne is a city that’s described as the ‘Paris of Italy’ – only it’s unfussy in the best of ways.

What to do in Zurich

It’s often in the top 10 in terms of most expensive cities, but there’s a lot of heart and soul in this metropolitan city only 2.5 hours from Lausanne.
16 Mar 22

Discover the Magic Pass

Craving outdoor adventure? The Magic Pass is an annual ticket that offers access to over 50 ski resorts and over 20 summer destinations close to Lausanne with unlimited access to the lifts – great for all seasons!
11 Mar 22

What to do in Ascona

Ascona’s promenade is a showcase of colorful shops, restaurants and cafés, where waiters in white aprons bustle about; aperol spritzes and Mediterranean spirit setting the scene.

Best Spring Walks in & around Lausanne 2022

Looking to get outside and admire the early blooms this spring? Why not try one of these gorgeous walks in the area–complete with plenty of fresh air and gorgeous floral blooms.

Walking in the Footsteps of Napoleon

A day among monks and cuddly dogs – venture to the edge of Switzerland to visit the Grand St. Bernard Hospice.

The Hollow Mountains: Discover the Secret Swiss Bunkers

Brush up on history and see how the Swiss fortified the country with thousands of secret bunkers – plus discover which ones you can visit today.
13 Jan 22

Snowshoeing, Sledding & Fondue: Top Spots for Snow Activities with a Side of Cheese

Take advantage of the cold weather and go sledding and snowshoeing followed by a tasty mountain dinner. We have selected three different spots close to Lausanne that will satiate those winter cravings.
13 Dec 21

The Most Affordable Ski Resorts in Suisse Romande

The mountains are calling and it won’t cost you as much as you think. Get more runs for your money with these six ski passes for less than 40 CHF.
03 Nov 21

Putting the ‘High’ in ‘Hibernation’

Here are five indoor options to elevate your weekend plans. All safe from the rain and cold, all guaranteed to put a smile on your face regardless of age.

The Origin of an Olive: How One Sicilian Family Works to Export the Freshest Possible Oil to Switzerland

We flew to Sicily to participate in the harvest of the olive oil we use each day.

L’origine d’une olive : comment une famille sicilienne s’efforce d’exporter l’huile la plus fraîche en Suisse

Nous nous sommes envolés pour la Sicile afin de participer à la récolte de l’huile d’olive que nous utilisons chaque jour.

3 Foraging Activities for Fall in and around Lausanne

Yes we all love admiring the fall foliage, but if you’re a foodie and want to take this season up a notch, why not try foraging this autumn? Here are 3 ways you can connect to nature while also acquiring some delicious ingredients for your meals.

Out and About: Cycling in Autumn

It’s not too late to get out of the city to discover the countryside by bike. Actually, it’s the perfect time.
27 Sep 21

3 Fall Foliage Forest Hikes Near Lausanne

Autumn is here and its colors are fleeting – grab your boots and backpack to hit one of these beautiful Valais trails known for their stunning fall leaves.
14 Sep 21

TNCE

Part bicycle atelier, part café, one hundred percent community. If your two-wheeled steed needs some love, this is the spot in Lausanne to get it.

5 Villages to Celebrate Les Désalpes

A charming alpine tradition since 3000 BC, here are 5 places you can watch the “cows come home” somewhat close to Lausanne.
02 Sep 21

3 Ways to Get on the Lake Before Temperatures Drop

It’s one thing to appreciate Lac Léman from the shore, but when was the last time you experienced it from a private boat?

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