Calming waters

Enjoying the great view at Lake Genf

Holidays by one of the many lakes or rivers in Switzerland are an amazing experience. Whether you drive along the banks of lakes and rivers or swim in their waters, there is always a real holiday feel attached to it.

There are over 1,500 lakes in Switzerland. The sophisticated shores of Lake Geneva will enchant you just as much as the tranquil mountain lakes in the Swiss Alps. At times during your hiking or cycling holidays, you can just dip into the cool waters and refresh yourself because the water quality is excellent throughout Switzerland.

Switzerland is therefore rightly called the moated castle of Europe. Some of the most famous rivers originate here; you can travel along these rivers on excellent cycle routes. Romantic beaches, lakeside promenades, well-maintained towpaths, dense reed belts and rich flora and fauna complete the magic of active tours on rivers and lakes.

Popular trips on the water


Cycling holidays Centre tour Lago Maggiore

6 Days | Self-guided tour
Swiss Dolce Vita The waters of Lago Maggiore are sparkling in the sun, couples roam down the Piazza Grande and palm trees grow on the lake promenade: when staying in Ticino, you could easily forget that you are still in Switzerland. When going on this tour you discover one of the longest swiss valleys and visit Ticinos capital, the medieval city Bellinzona. You get to know many sides of the southernmost Swiss canton: close to the Lago Maggiore the landscape is charming and tender, in the Maggia Valley Ticino is wild and defiant. But no matter how you discover this region: Ticino and its Lago Maggiore will put a spell on you!