7/6/09

Bon Jour!

I'm spending some of my vacation in Geneva Switzerland and enjoying the "real" summer weather, running, cycling and swimming. It is hot here, and swimming in the lake is the perfect way to spend the day, especially after a run. There are several rivers with shady trails to run on, including a nice one along L'Arve around the Bout-du-Monde stadium. Bikes are rentable in several locations, with a 20 franc deposit. The first four hours for free and after that 1 franc per hour. Tons of bike paths, routes around the lake through parks, and the old-town is a car-free zone! You can find routes at mapmyrun.com and events here.

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Cool shaded trails along the river L'Arve

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Swimming at Bains des Paquis. Swimming in a clear freshwater lake is FANTASTIC! You can see everything. The water was warm but on some days very chilly. I hopped in one day when it was 55° F (13° C) without a wetsuit! For cold swimming I highly recommend a swim cap, goggles (it's better to get your face in), and earplugs. Have warm clothes handy for afterwards.

2 comments:

Jo Lynn said...

Ooooooooh, how beautiful is that?! I've never been there. Thanks for the photos. ;)

fuzzbuzz said...

beautiful photos, I hope you know how lucky you are! ;-)

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