If variety is the spice of life than Switzerland is the only spice you need. This country offers a smorgasbord of terrain, from the glassy calm waters of Lake Lucerne to the rugged peaks and valleys of the Swiss Alps to the Alpine slopes showered with yellow wildflowers… it’s a visual spectrum that just keeps changing the more you explore it.
When in Switzerland, it’s absolutely necessary to take a trip up to the mountains, whether it be skiing, parasailing, hiking or just cruising up for an unforgettable view, summiting the Alps should be on every traveler’s bucket list.
Overlooking all of Lucerne is Mt. Pilatus which provides impeccable views from the top, and an exciting journey to get there. I highly recommend taking the Golden Round Trip.
Gondola Ride down – To cap off a perfect day you take a gondola down the mountain to a cute little town called Kriens where you’ll catch a bus to take you back to Lucerne.
This trip is a yin-yang of sorts. The cogwheel ascent and the toboggan are thrilling! The boat ride and the view from the top of the Alps provide indescribable peace. It’s exhilarating and peaceful and all-together a perfect day. My only regret was not parasailing which you have to book in advance if you want to do. When I go back to Switzerland it will be at the top of my list!
Other adventurous options at Mt. Pilatus: There is a rope park, parasailing, hiking and much more. For more info check out the Mt. Pilatus activities page.
Can’t get enough of Switzerland? Say Swiss without a smile. Or read about sightseeing in the charming city of Lucerne!