Go bungee jumping off the 220 metre tall Contra Dam in Ticino, as seen in the Bond film GoldenEye. Also known as the Verzasca or Locarno dam, the spot is a popular attraction for 007 fans and is the highest bungee jump spot in the world. So if you want a license to thrill, be sure to reserve in advance.
With a tandem pilot, you’ll glide through the air as you take in the sights. Lucerne, Interlaken and Geneva have paragliding companies ready to take you under their wings.
Take in the views alongside simple countryside routes or take up the challenge on mountain trails such as the Valais Alps to the Vaud Riviera route which can take up to 8 days to complete. Along the way you’ll see sights the castles of Sion.
Between the lakes, rivers, mountains and plains, there are tonnes of routes for you to choose from. Try hiking through Lauterbrunnen near Bern, where the dramatic landscape will awe and inspire. Or trek along the Swiss Cableway Experience with a panoramic cable car trip up to Engleberg.
Discover more great things to do
From secret lakeside beaches to riveting river frolics; rooftop bars to pool parties; the Swiss summer offers as much revelry for the warmer seasons as it does for its snowy ones. Time Out Switzerland has put together the definitive list for the things to do in the Swiss heat.