Summer Vacation in Vaud

Vaud, the region around Lake Geneva.
Enjoy during your well-deserved summer vacation, while you also enjoy a delicious and original landscape, numerous attractions, and a quirky culture. That is the description of a summer holiday in the Swiss region of Vaud, the region around Lake Geneva.

Perhaps a little different than you're used to in Switzerland, but that makes a holiday in Vaud so unique. A moment never to forget, and to repeat every year.

Unlike other regions of this beautiful country, Vaud not really known as a winter sports destination, and in the summer months, not yet discovered by the large flow of tourists. But maybe that is the reason that more and more tourists come for the summer holidays to the region around lake Geneva.

Geneva is well known, but it is the combination with the surrounding region which makes a holiday in Vaud so special. The small villages, the unique culture and beautiful traditions, will surprise you.

Holiday regions

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Being active Outside

Sports and adventure combined in one destination.
The region around Lake Geneva has many outdoor sports to offer, along with ample opportunities for hiking, cycling and mountain biking.

The range of adrenaline sports is particularly large, with some special features. As Vaud is one of the few regions where you can make use of the Devalkart scooter, for example, in Château d'Oex, Les Diablerets and Leysin. A particularly impressive sports!

The region also has a wide range of climbing facilities, with various appealing climbing routes.

Special are the ample opportunities for paragliding, and the three adventure parks in Aigle, Château d'Oex and Signal Bougy.

Lakes and other water sports

Lots of indoor and outdoor pools in a unique setting.
Vaud has a large number of indoor and outdoor swimming pools available, often heated, and in a even more beautiful setting. In addition, the facilities of the several pools are very good.

Other water sports are almost everywhere possible. As the region offers on and around the lake of Geneva, for sailing or surfing, but there are also ample opportunities to dive in the various lakes.

Other water sports include canyoning and rafting, pedalo, rowing clubs, rental of motorboats, and water-ski or wakeboard.

The best tips and Attractions

The city of Geneva, zoos and attractions that you simply must see.
With the city of Geneva in its midst, Vaud has a great attraction. The city has a notorious history, which you can still see today. It is perhaps one of the most intact cities in Europe.

Also the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the vineyards of Lavaux, is a point of interest that you simply must see. Just as the Chillon castle, the Diablerets glacier, and the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. Lausanne is the home of the International Olympic Committee.

The region has many wildlife parks and zoos, which are all of very high level. Very nice are the Juraparc, la Garenne Zoo, the Vivarium in Lausanne, Sauvabelin Park in Lausanne, and the cute Marmots' Paradise, where you can see this animal at close.

Tourist Information

Office du Tourisme du Canton de Vaud
Avenue d'Ouchy 60
Case Postale 164
1000 Lausanne 6
Telephone: +41 (0)21 6132626