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Inline Skate across Switzerland

Inline skate through Switzerland’s lakes, castles and cities. 10 days.

  • Switzerland
  • May, June, October
  • Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Geneva (GVA) or Zürich Airport, Zurich (ZRH)

Explore Switzerland in a completely unique way. Inline skate from Romanshorn to Estavayer-le-Lac in 10 days, encompassing the landlocked state’s outstanding landscapes, woodlands and quintessential villages.

Your hassle-free adventure includes:

  • 10 days skating
  • Luggage transfers at every stage
  • Freshly made pack-lunches daily
  • Breakfast every day
  • 9 overnight stays in hostels and guest houses

Perfect for: Anyone who wants to take skating up a notch and experience Switzerland in a one-of-a-kind way. Good fitness is encouraged as you’ll be skating an average of 40km a day.

Need To Know

Your best bet is to fly into Zurich Int. Airport (ZRH) but you can also fly into Geneva (GVA), so long as your flights align with meeting times.

Start point?
Your host will meet you at Romanshorn train station at 09:00. The easiest to get to the start point is by taking the public transportation from the airport to the meeting point. Public transport in Switzerland is easy and very reliable. The suitable connections can be found online, your host is happy to offer advice, alternatively, your host can arrange a transfer for you.

Endpoint?
Your journey will finish at Neuchâtel train station at 16:00.

Getting there and away?
Your best bet is to fly into Zurich Int. Airport (ZRH). Your hosts can arrange transfers to and from Zurich Int. (ZRH) Airport or Geneva Airport (GVA) on request, but you’ll have to pay an additional sum.

You’ll be supplied with continental breakfasts and freshly made packed lunches, including BBQs, sandwiches and salads. Come dinnertime, you’ll be free to eat whatever and wherever you like. Dietary requirements can be provided for.

Generally pleasant and warm, with temperatures ranging from 18 to 28 degrees.

Sun cream and hats for protection, any clothes you want to wear and your own skates (wheel size of 90mm or bigger). Dress for all weather and layer up as the temperature may change throughout the adventure.

Of course, please refer to the accommodation section for single room supplement prices.

The route is easy, but there is an elevation of 1700m and descents totalling 1650m. The entire trip is 400km long, and hosts ask that you have some inline skating experience (i.e. you can turn and break).

You’ll have to pay for your own flights, dinners and transport pre and post-trip.

Location

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You’ll explore some of Switzerland’s most important geographical and historical sites on this trip cross-country. There are a range of unmissable spots scattered along the southern foot of the Jura between these two points. Think remote lakes, rustic villages, meandering rivers and untouched farmland. The landscape you’ll cover is very diverse and at times challenging. From Mostindien’s fruit orchards to Mittenlland’s industrial landscapes, you can expect to see every side of Switzerland.

Start point?
Your host will meet you at Romanshorn train station at 09:00.

Endpoint?
Your journey will finish at Neuchâtel train station at 16:00.

Getting there and away?
Your best bet is to fly into Zurich Int. Airport (ZRH). Your hosts can arrange transfers to and from Zurich Int. (ZRH) Airport or Geneva Airport (GVA) on request, but you’ll have to pay an additional sum.

What to Expect

Day 1: Apple juice and water castles

Get your skates on and meet your hosts at Romanshorn train station at 09:00. Today you’ll explore Thurgau, a Swiss county famed for its apple juice (yes, you get to try some!) Then skate to Hagenwil castle, Eastern Switzerland’s last remaining water castle, before continuing to Weinfelden.

35km

Day 2: Vineyards and Roman roads

Skate alongside miles of picturesque vineyards of Ottenberg and Frauenfeld. Then roll onto the Roman roads of Grosse Allmend and make your way to Winterthur, where you’ll spend the night.

42km

Day 3: Woods, Winterthur and yet more Apples

Follow the windy road from Winterthur, passing Tösstal’s moody woodlands before stopping in Uster to rest up and refresh (the apple juice is optional).

35km

Day 4: Rest Day in Kloten

Today’s sprint is a little shorter, so spend the day relaxing or visiting the aeroplane museum in Dübendorf and the control centre of the Zurich Airport.

25 km

Day 5: Explore Windisch and Brugg

Skate along the banks of the river Limmat and the surrounding meadows. Stop for a little lunch in the rustic village of Windisch and have an amble around the amphitheatre before arriving in Brugg for the night.

42 km

Day 6: The road to Olten is fuelled by chocolate

Traverse the region’s impressive castles and historic villages, but the highlight will expectedly be the visit to a chocolate factory. Then arrive in Olten for an evening of exploration.

42 km

Day 7: Pastoral Villages and Agricultural Sites

Skate away the chocolatey-calories of yesterday as you make your way through Olten to Solothurn. Take a short break in Wangen and Aarburg, two medieval villages with cobbled streets and clocktowers.

42 km

Day 8: Riverside Picnics and Arrival in Aarberg

Set off from Solothurn. Then partake in a picnic on the banks of the river Aare before getting to Aarberg.

43 km

Day 9: Rotary bridges and Murten’s medieval streets

For your penultimate day, you’ll be skating from the HPM Expo across the famous Rotary Bridge. Your hosts will then reward you with a little lunch in Murten before completing a short historical tour of the town.

37 km

Day 10: Departure Day

Depart from the ancient town of Avenches and skate towards Neuchâtel. Descend to Payerne and then soak up some rays on the beach in Estavayer-le-Lac. Take a swim or relax by the lake’s shore, then skate through a national reserve along the Broya canal and arrive in the last stop Neuchâtel. Peel off your rollerblades and it’s time to say goodbye at Neuchâtel’s station at approximately 16:00.

41 km

Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, and weather conditions and forecasts.

Accommodation

You’ll be staying across a smattering of Swiss hostels and B&Bs. Much of it will depend on your chosen dates, but you can expect authentic accommodation, including the chance to stay on a traditional farm and in a yurt.

There will be a general mix of dormitories and double rooms available and you can request a private room (double/twin/single) at every stage. It costs between 175.00 EUR and 275.00 EUR. Oh, and don’t worry about your luggage – it will be transferred to the accommodation each day via minivan.

Dates & Prices

Please note: Flights are NOT included and must be purchased separately.

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