As well as being a fascinating holiday destination in itself, the city of Geneva is also ideally situated as a base from which to take a day trip in your Geneva Airport car rental, and further explore the beauty of the surrounding region. This is a region rich in history and culture, where the Alps meet meadows and lakes and ancient castles, and the next exciting leisure activity or experience is never far away.
At a distance of only 90 minutes by road in your Geneva car hire, the popular ski resort of Chamonix offers world class pistes and a host of other sporting activities. The area’s two-stage cable car, which travels to the top of Aiguille du Midi, offers breathtaking views of the Alps on a clear day.
Just 55km away from Geneva is the port of Lausanne, known for its beauty, vibrancy and charming promenades along the banks of Lake Geneva. The old town dates back to the fourteenth century, but it is also home to the super-modern Olympic museum.
Also close at hand, Montreux is certainly work checking out if you happen to coincide with the eponymous jazz festival in July but it is worth a day visit at any time of year as it is picturesque and offers impressive Alpine panoramas.
Chillon Castle is another popular day outing from the city. Probably one of Switzerland’s most well known attractions, this stunning castle stands on a rocky promontory on Lake Geneva and has been lovingly preserved and restored. …
Geneva is a region where France and Switzerland join, providing visitors with a culturally rich travel experience. While winter is the time many people head to this Alpine wonderland, the city and the wider region have plenty to offer visitors of all types year round.
While the attractions of the city of Geneva are very well known to many travellers, fewer people known what the city’s hinterland can provide in terms of interesting activities and places to visit.
One thing which many people might not associate with this part of the world, for example, is wine making. In fact, there are several vineyards quite close to Geneva where you can talk to wine growers and try their products. One tour, based around the town of Paquis, is conducted on electric bikes, which is a delightfully chilled out way to explore some fantastic scenery as well as wine.
Of course, one of the biggest draws here is the mountain scenery, which looks great either covered in snow in winter, or green and rocky in the summer. To get one of the best views possible of the Alpine countryside by Geneva, its a good idea to go paragliding.
A school on the slopes of Mont-Salève offers very accessible experiences of this kind, good for individuals or groups of travellers. All flights are conducted with instructors, so no experience is necessary.…