Who doesn’t long for some fresh air and exercise after a busy day crammed with presentations, meetings, and talks? There are numerous opportunities for recreational and sporting activities in Zurich. And many of them are free of charge.

Green Lungs, Taut Calf Muscles, and Refreshing Water

The city of Zurich has many green areas. There is always a public park or garden close by where you can escape the stresses and strains of everyday life and unwind.

Those who like sports, and running in particular, will find an attractive selection of suitable jogging routes. A jog round Zurich’s lake basin can even be combined with a spot of sightseeing.

A large network of cycle paths awaits two-wheel enthusiasts who want to explore the city on their own. Suitable vehicles are available for hire from various providers. Alternatively, you can work off even more energy on one of the various mountain bike trails.

In the warmer months of the year, guests can embark on an inline skating tour in Zurich and surrounding area. On Monday evenings in summer, the streets are kept free of traffic for those taking part in the public “Monday Night Skate” event.

And what would a summer’s day in Zurich be without a dip in the beautifully cool water? Numerous outdoor bathing facilities are open daily during the summer season. The only problem is which to choose – an open-air pool or a riverside or lakeside lido.

Water sports enthusiasts will also find suitable conditions for all kinds of activities on Zurich’s lake and rivers. The range on offer even includes a city tour on stand-up paddle boards.

Those who like to work out and want to take advantage of the facilities offered by a fitness studio can buy a single admission at the innovative Balboa Bar & Gym, for example, and steel their muscles and improve their coordination among like-minded people.

Finding the Right Active Experiences in Zurich

Are you looking for an active excursion for groups or teambuilding events in Zurich? Discover our different offers or contact the Zürich Tourism Convention Bureau for individual support.

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