Get up close to nature by taking part in water sports and sailing on Lake Geneva this summer
Geneva is one of Switzerland’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities and nestled just outside of this bustling city lays one of Europe’s best kept natural splendours; Lake Geneva. This gorgeous lake sits in amongst a breath-taking landscape as it is tucked right along the Alps, which gives some amazing views of these striking mountain ranges along with the mirror-like reflections from the lake. The luscious greenery and stunning backdrop make this natural attraction a must-see destination for any visitor to the city.
Things To Explore Around The Area Of Geneva Lake
The lake itself is one of the most beautiful in the world stretching 73km across the border between France and Switzerland. Formed in a crescent shape, the lake attracts many for its water sports, scenery and high profile celebrities who have had homes there over the decades including Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, Michael Schumacher and Phil Collins.
The much-acclaimed event Tour du Lac takes place annually on the lake which features a thrilling regatta that runs one lap around the lake covering a distance of 160km and is the longest non-stop rowing regatta in the world. The Spring and the Summer months can be a very enjoyable time to take a vacation to the area with the vibrant colours of the environment, or in winter the glistening frosts and iridescent colours are extremely captivating.
Whether you are visiting Geneva on business or on a family trip, you won’t be stuck for things to see and do. As the perfect base for anyone who enjoys a mixture of nature, culture and luxury let Fraser Suites Geneva be your choice for serviced apartments near Lake Geneva. Our studio, one, and two-bedroom apartments are situated just a few minutes from where the stunning River Rhône exits Lake Geneva with the famous Jet d’eau fountain in the distance, while being within close proximity to other notable attractions such as the Quays of Lac Geneva, Geneva Old Town, Palais des Nations and the Cathédrale St-Pierre.
Water sports and thrilling activities
This region of Switzerland has just as many fantastic attractions as it has incredible views. One of the most popular activities for locals and tourists alike is partaking in various water sports available on the lake. Whether you are looking for a guided boat tour or want to do some sailing, Lake Geneva has an abundance of activities on offer.
If you are not keen on getting into a wetsuit opt for a high-flying adventure – hot air balloon rides are a popular excursion to take over the lake giving you a unique birds-eye perspective of Geneva. Or, bring out the thrill-seeker in you with an adrenaline-pumping zip line tour soaring in amongst the trees which can be termed as an ecological adventure. In addition to these activities, there is much more to uncover including cycling trails on soft ground which can take you into the forests around the Lake.
Taste an Alpine culinary experience
To get a true taste of Lake Geneva, take the time to explore the fantastic culinary scene that is comprised of local cafés, eateries and restaurants. Sample some alpine cheese or go on a vineyard tour and discover beautiful family-run wineries producing some of Europe’s best wine. With so many accredited chefs and delicious local produce in the area, your gastronomic experience is sure to be equal to the stunning views. For some sightseeing and cultural entertainment, there are also plenty of museums, nature reserves, and old castles lining the lake.
Hotels Near Geneva Lake - Staying At Fraser Suites
Well-placed in the city centre, our upmarket serviced accommodation is located in the prestigious shopping and business district of Rue Du Marché, home to some of the world’s most famous banks.
Each of our apartments comes with spacious living, kitchen, and dining areas, so you will have all the amenities of home while staying in your apartment near Lake Geneva. If you are travelling with a partner or in a large group, our multiple sized apartments will be a perfect fit. Whether you are travelling for just a few days or require an extended stay with us, Fraser Suites can accommodate you. If you would like to cook your own meal, our kitchen comes equipped with all the tools needed, and comfortable dining areas so you can enjoy your meal in the privacy of your own apartment.
At Fraser, our guests are our top priority. We understand how hard it can be to travel away from the office so we offer a 24-hour business centre to assist with daily office duties. If you need to print a ticket for a museum, catch up on emails, or fit in a quick Skype meeting, the centre is available any time of day or night.
All the amenities you need for an enjoyable stay
Our fully equipped gym is also available around the clock so you can keep up with your commitment to your workout routine. We offer weight lifting and cardio equipment as well as plenty of space for a quick yoga session or to stretch out. There are also complimentary bottles of water so you can stay hydrated.
One of the best reasons why our guests love our award-winning residences is not only can you stay in luxury serviced apartments near Lake Geneva but our complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi means you can use mobile devices anywhere in the building. If you want to stream your favourite playlist while in our gym, upload pictures of your adventures to social media, or stay connected to family and colleagues; we have you covered so you don’t have to use your own data plan.
Find yourself starting the day feeling fresh and revitalised in our Breakfast Café. With delicious hot items like eggs and bacon, refreshing fruits, yoghurts, baked goods, fresh juices and much more; you’ll be sure to get your day started right.
Choosing to stay in apartments near Geneva will offer you the ideal base to discover the surrounding area of Lake Geneva and enable you with access to enjoy exploring and partaking in water sports. As a charming city full of history, culture encompassed in stunning scenery, you’ll want to return time and time again. Start your adventure with Fraser Suites Geneva – book now.