23 Jan 2014 | Marketing Geneva
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Concierge Tips: 5 Sport Destinations in and around Geneva worthy getting off the couch

Would you like to do some exercise, exchange indoor to outdoor and enjoy the winter at the same time? Geneva and its surroundings offer plenty of possibilities for outdoor sporting. Concierge Jeremie Louet has prepared a selection of the top five locations.

Lake Geneva

Beautiful scenery, views at Mont Blanc, ducks on the lake and parks – all this makes Lac Leman a perfect location for winter jogging or speed walking. Start at the Jet d’Eau, continue onto Jardin Anglais, then onto the Mont Blanc Bridge. Finally head to Jardin Botanique and finish your exercise at Parc Mon Repos or Ariana Parc. It’s really a beautiful route.

Saint-Cergue 

30 minutes from Geneva

The ski resort is located high above Lake Geneva in the Jura Mountains. It offers amazing views of the Alps (as far as Mont Blanc), as well as snow activities including shoeing and cross-country skiing. In addition, night skiing and dog sledging rides there are great fun.

Valllée de Joux

1 hour from Geneva

A paradise for lovers of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Downhill skiing is also available. And when Lake Joux freezes over, it turns into an open-air skating rink.

Avoriaz 

1hour and 30 minutes from Geneva

Did you know that Avoriaz is the most eco-friendly ski resort in the world? Located in France, yet close to Geneva, this no-car resort uses horse-drawn sleighs as taxis. This great winter sport destination offers fun for couples, as well as for families with kids.

Gstaad 

2 hours from Geneva

The perfect balance between sport and luxury. This large ski resort is well known for its famous residents and celebrities who visit regularly. Gstaad offers beautiful ski slopes, some of the best wellness resorts, designer shops, as well as more than 100 restaurants and plenty of stylish bars.

So which one do you fancy? This is just a small overview what the Geneva region offers during winter, but in case you are hungry for more advice about adjacent ski resorts, our Concierge Jeremie will be delighted to give you even more options.

23 Jan 2014

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