Nature & Adventure

Stretching from the gentle slopes of the Jura to the majestic Alps, the canton of Vaud is ideally located in a lake scenery surrounded by nature of authentic charm. An idyllic region to explore all the activities on offer and to combine pleasure and having a break.

Fans of soft mobility, be it on foot or by bike, can choose among 2,500 miles of marked trails leading through varied and unusual scenery. Cogwheel trains allow you to reach the summits comfortably. They offer an incomparable view on the mountains and lakes. Combining Belle-Epoque romance and historical heritage, the steam boats take their passengers out on the iridescent water of Lake Geneva.
In the summer season, the region’s main lakes provide an enchanting and privileged setting for water sports such as sailing, kite-surfing or stand-up paddling. The beaches, which are sometimes wild or urban, invite visitors to have a dip or to relax.
The canton’s exceptional landscapes with their occasional sheer rocks provide the ideal surroundings for leisure activities such as paragliding or via ferrata climbing.
Softer theme events and activities such as golf complement this unique offer.

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What if our personalised recommendations don’t suit you?

you can choose to base the recommendations displayed on your own requirements and interests. Whether you’re looking for a solo adventure, family activities or a gourmet trip with your spouse, the suggestions made will be based on your own preferences.

You want to find out what the local tourist attractions are based on your current location?

You can use the map on each page to establish your location and find local points of interest. So you’ll be able to explore the canton, region by region, select the places you’re going to visit along a planned route and get a quick idea of what a town has to offer you.

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If you want to store your selection, print it, export it to your free smartphone app "Vaud:Guide” or share it with your friends, you'll can do all this with “Favourites”.

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