May 24, 2018 - 11:05 PM
in reply to HeatherP
One of my favourite pastimes is swimming in alpine lakes. I've been doing it for years in France and Switzerland. I first swam in Lake Geneva aged about 3!
In the last 20 years I've swum in Lake Geneva, lac Neuchatel, Sarnersee, Urnersee, Lungernsee, Walensee, Brienzersee, Thunersee, Bodensee, Hallwilersee
There are official and unofficial lakeside beaches and access points on all the Swiss lakes.
There are essentially two types of swimming place, beaches (usually pebbly or large stones at the water's edge and grass inland), or the other type which can be any form of access point to the water such as a small patch of grass or a concrete wall.
Luzern has its own Lido, but you can swim at Fluelen for example. Some places are better reached by car, but in some areas you can step off a train and be by the lakeside in a few minutes.
One of my favourite little beaches is Isleten on the Urnersee (the southern end of the Vierwaldstattersee):
www.google.com/maps/@4 6.91707,8.5946792,281m /data=!3m1!1e3
accesible by boat or post bus
Last modified on May 24, 2018 - 11:10 PM by 1960man