Water activities in the towns of the canton of Vaud
Water sports are a specialty in many Vaudois nautical centres, especially in the towns on the shores of Lake Geneva. These centres provide a seamless transition from city life to a fun dip in the lake - in a snap! No wonder you pass so many smiling people in the streets of Lausanne, Montreux, Nyon, and Morges. Let’s set the scene: You start your weekend in the canton of Vaud with a shopping spree, for example to find the perfect bathing suit or the trendiest flip flops. Treating yourself to these accessories will already put you in a good mood! Continue in the same vein by having lunch on a terrace. Fresh salad of the day, a gourmet meal or a local recipe: the most important thing is enjoyment! And a bit of sunshine, of course! All these ingredients provide a perfect programme, but that’s not all! To create truly memorable moments, head for the beach. Movement is the best booster there is. But when, in addition, you glide over the water accompanied by a crazy team, then you’ll turn into a child again and have fun like kids do.
Paddling, a must-do this summer!
Water skiing and boating are essential activities, although paddle-boarding has been gaining ground in recent years. This attractive water sport is accessible to everyone and is both physical and rejuvenating. When watching the confident paddlers from the shore, you may think it looks like a piece of cake. At the same time you wonder if you will manage to imitate them. Will you keep your balance or end up in the water? There’s only one way to find out! You’ll already have received good advice at the nautical centre: where to stand on the board, how to stand up, how to paddle… it doesn’t look that difficult, does it... Come on, let’s do it! Your legs will cave in a little at first, but you’ll soon be more confident. In-between a few energetic strokes, it’s so pleasant to take a dip or to lie down on the board and enjoy the sun. The gently rolling water is the best reward after spending your energy while paddling. You’re already familiar with paddling? Why not go for something different such as paddle-yoga? Experienced teachers offer courses in this physical and meditative water activity all around Lake Geneva, from the Riviera to La Côte.
Fun water activities in the Vaudois Alps
The thrills are even better on a river or a mountain lake. To experience them, the best thing to do is to go up to the Vaudois Alps. Come again? Water sports in the Alps? Sure! And it isn’t as surprising as you may think! The Alps are a true oasis, offering rivers, mountain lakes and waterfalls. If you are still keen on more water sensations, check out the many activities available in the Vaudois Alps. Canyoning, for example. This extreme sport is practised in the river Sarine Gorges near the Mosses mountain pass.
Canyoning, zipline, kayaking: feel the thrill!
Were you anticipating being cold in the riverbed despite the hot weather? Your doubts will vanish as soon as you receive your full neoprene suit and your helmet. Another thrill is awaiting you: canyoning! It will make you climb up yet another notch on the scale of extreme water sports! Visits to caves, toboggans, ziplines and jumps up to a height of nine metres: the programme alone is worthy of goose pimples! Exactly what you need to complete your tour of fun water activities in the canton of Vaud. And don't worry because the canyoning routes of Pays d’Enhaut are adapted to everyone from the age of 10 or 12 years.