Top 6 Swiss Adventures for an Adrenaline Junkie


Ahvanya Sharma | September 09, 2016 15:39 IST
 



Felt something lacking in your life? Does your office chair urge you to break free? Well, then Switzerland is the next place you need to visit. From bungee jumping to paragliding, wake boarding to skiing, not to forget jumping out of a plane to get a view of the Alps from up there, this country has the most thrilling outdoor activities to offer. And trust us, you don't have to be an outdoorsy sort of person to try any of this because Sumona Chravarti, you might recognize her as a popular comedienne on the small screen but she found her adventurous side in the middle of the Swiss Alps.

Going through her journey, here is a list of top 6 adventures that our thrill seeker, Sumona experienced firsthand.

1. Sky dive in Zermatt
If you're insides are already spinning and you're all set with your adventure list then you haven't experienced nothing yet. As the saying goes, 'save the best for the last', it always turns out to be rather true. Sumona's most trilling adventure had to be jumping out of a helicopter and I'm sure you can totally understand why.

Falling from 16,400ft at 200kmph, I could only imagine you're insides would be churning at light speed but it has to be an unforgettable experience. You get an actual bird's eye view of the Zermatt mountain range as gravity pulls you towards the earth. The rush could be compared to absolutely nothing and if you've got that daredevil hidden somewhere inside you, it can be unleashed in beautiful land of Switzerland.


2. Snow tubing in Titlis
The glacier park on Mount Titlis offers high-speed fun throughout the year. You've heard of skiing but have you ever sat in a tube and gone sliding down snow, that my friend, is snow tubing? This activity is sure to be enjoyed by just anyone whether they're ten years old or above fifty!

You're sure to spin full circles as you go down skimming down the glistening mountain slope. This is the ultimate sledding experience and you're bound to go again on this bumpy yet exhilarating ride that is of course until you can't feel your backside anymore. Whether you sit up straight or lie down on the tube, the sight of snow whizzing past you as you move down the slope will give you butterflies in your stomach.

3. Wakeboarding, Water skiing and Cycling in Geneva
Geneva is visited by people from around the globe because of its tourist attractions, from beautiful architecture to cultural museums and not to forget that it's the Capital of Peace. But a different take would be getting a glimpse of Geneva from the magnificent lake situated in the heart of the city. Water sports are a major attraction especially for the people of Geneva and their activities include wakeboarding, water skiing, kayaking, canoeing and if you don't want to get wet, you could always go for a peaceful cruise.

After drying yourself off, you could rent a cycle and explore the city at your own pace. There are plenty of vineyards in the countryside and riding your cycle through endless rows of grapevines would be a perfect way to end your day.



4. Skiing lesson over the glacier (Zermatt)
This is the most visited ski destination in Europe and majorly because you're surrounded by wintery-ridged peaks and can look Matterhorn right in its eye. Skiing in Zermatt is a once in a lifetime experience and if you have no previous experience, that's ok, because you can get skiing lessons from the trainers right after they're done impressing you with their stunts as they wind down the 360km of pistes (snow tracks).

The skiing lifts can go up to the height of 3883m and you shouldn't miss the view for anything because it is not something you'll experience anywhere else in the world.


5. Paragliding over the Alps
Matterhorn is one of Switzerland's most famous mountain peaks situated in the canton of Zermatt. This flight from an altitude of 12,600ft will give you a view of northern part of Italy along with a panoramic view of the Swiss Alps.

Even if you're afraid of heights, these tandem flights with a highly experienced and qualified pilot are super safe! And once you've taken off you can hardly focus on anything apart from the expansive view of mountains and the blue sky. A little tip, go in the winter and you'll feel like a bird flying in heaven.


6. Bungee jump in Engelberg
Bungee jumping in the valley of Mt. Titlis in Engelberg could be the most thrilling experience of your life. The rush you feel when you're falling from a height of 450ft is something unmatchable; the adrenaline will be pumping and the ground will be getting closer. Going as high as a 30 story building and then taking the leap of faith, oh the rush that you will feel! Not to mention the view of green fields and snow-capped peaks of Engelberg, you should definitely jump for this opportunity with both hands.


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