Switzerland's most beautiful beaches – by bike
This summer, leave the car behind in the garage and head for the sun on two wheels, not four! Every region offers idyllic beaches that you can easily reach on a bike from PubliBike. The perfect way to dodge the traffic jams and have fun as you pedal before plunging into the cool waters!
Lake Geneva, Lake Lugano, the banks of the Aare and Lake Zurich: let's take a look around the loveliest shorelines – all of them only a short ride away from a PubliBike station.
Thanks to PubliBike's «La Côte» network, saddle up and set off to discover magnificent beaches like those at Nyon and Prangins.
Rent your bike from the PubliBike station at Nyon railway station and pedal gently through the town to Trois-Jetées Beach. Here, you'll discover a fully-fledged beach resort with diving boards, a raft and a paddling pool – and to top it all, a splendid panorama of the Alps. Promenthoux beach at Prangins – truly an oasis of tranquillity – is also worth a detour.
Hop onto your bike and pedal from Morges to Saint-Sulpice – a route through charming countryside that takes you past some pretty creeks and coves.
Set off from the PubliBike station at Morges railway station and head for Préverenges. Here, you'll discover a stunning fine-sand beach – one of the largest in the Lake Geneva region! After swimming to your heart's content, saddle up again and ride to Saint-Sulpice with its quaint Romanesque church. All that's left is to pick out your corner of paradise by the water's edge.
Ticino: 160 kilometers of shoreline – and the PubliBike network all around Lake Lugano!
Sunshine, lush natural surroundings and dolce vita, Italian-style: welcome to Ticino! Fringed with palms and lemon trees, the shores of Lake Lugano offer an ideal setting for walking and swimming. Good news: plenty of PubliBike stations are available for holidaymakers all along the route from Caslano to Lugano via Melide. So saddle up, pedal along the shore and plunge into the water wherever the fancy takes you.
In Bern, hop on your bike and set off for a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters of the Aare. And after you've been swept along by the turbulent river water, you'll need to take a break at the Mazili swimming pool!
This summer in Bern, try out the locals' favourite sport: swim down the river Aare! Set out from the unspoilt beach at Eichholz on the bank of the Aare, and let the current carry you as far as Marzili – where you will find the capital's most legendary swimming pool. Already time to go back? It's only a short walk to the Helvetiaplatz-Bern station, where a PubliBike bike is waiting for you.
The lake, the river Limmat and open-air swimming pools: Zurich offers endless opportunities to plunge into its refreshing waters! The PubliBike «Züri Velo» network is the ideal way to get from one beach to the next.
Water-lovers are sure to be enchanted by Zurich! And thanks to the «Züri Velo» network, you can bike to heavenly beaches in next to no time. Enge Lido (Seebad) and its lakewater swimming pool offer superb Alpine vistas. If your preference is for a cool dip in river water, choose the Oberer Letten or Unterer Letten bathing areas.
If you long to discover these idyllic beaches and many more besides, your best friend is the list of PubliBike stations. Don't forget your sun hat, suntan cream and swimwear ... On your marks, get set – and dive in!