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Summer means hiking and biking: put the pedal to the metal. Lace up your hiking boots. Walk over rough and smooth, or pack your bathing suit and head for lakes or rivers. Summer is almost here.

By Courtesy of Switzerland Tourism

Whatever you like to do best, it's probably even better in Switzerland. Because nowhere is hiking, biking, climbing, trekking, wandering, Nordic Walking, swimming or rafting, more fun.

Hiking tour searcher

We think Switzerland is the answer to all hikers' dreams. Whether it's a leisurely walk or a long mountain trek, a hike around the lake or a tour of several days, the 60,000 kms of marked trails offer enough destinations for a lifetime.

The new trend sport of Nordic walking has caught on in Switzerland as well. Many new trails and tour offers are waiting to be discovered. How about a lofty fixed rope tour?

On you can find your own tailor-made hiking tour by using the hiking tour searcher. A hiking tour tip includes a description of the tour, pictures, range of elevation and maps that can be downloaded.

Mountain biking tour searcher

Choose from 130 of the most beautiful mountain bike routes in Switzerland. Go on steep ascents, take technically easy or challenging passages, and reward yourself with spectacular views and unforgettable descents. Switzerland--a mountain biker's paradise! Breath-taking tracks and charming regions. Our mountain bike tour searcher makes it easy to find.

Short tours, itineraries lasting several days, easy or technical extreme tracks--all are available. The 'mountain bike areas' list all tours in a chosen area or navigate directly to tours in other areas. The 'mountain bike tour searcher' changes to a particular search window. Based on your chosen criteria, all available tours will be listed and shown.

Beside hiking and mountain biking provides the skinny on all sorts of Swiss destinations, as well as tips for family excursions, offers for summer holidays and more.

New in June 2005, Switzerland's 'Water World' will be on the site as well: tips on rivers, lakes, beaches and islands to help you through a hot summer. Take a look!

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Title Annotation:Out and About
Publication:Swiss News
Date:Jun 1, 2005
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