SNOW AND ALPINE GASTRONOMY IN LAUSANNE
With lakes, mountains, vineyards and perpetual snow in the background and a brand-new conference centre that opened in April 2014, Lausanne is the perfect destination for your meetings and incentive trip.
In addition to several international organisations, including the International Olympic Committee, the capital of the canton of Vaud is also the home of the Swiss Tech Convention Center, a futuristic conference centre that can accommodate 3000 people. Pioneering technologies go hand in hand with several reception areas and workspaces.
Moreover, lots of winter activities are possible in the region around Lausanne. During your stay near Glacier 3000, you can speed down the highest toboggan run in the world and go on a voyage of discovery with a bus on caterpillar tracks or a dog sled. The ideal team building activity! In Villars you can ski on 100 kilometre pistes or take a hike with snowshoes. Your party will conclude the day with a spectacular, nocturnal, downhill sleigh ride while three valleys and a glacier zoom by. Other possibilities include a visit to Jungfraujoch (with the highest railway in Europe), the Eiger, the Aletsch Glacier (the largest glacier in the Alps), the Zermatt (with its famous cog railway train) and the Matterhorn.
For incentive trips that require action, sports and gastronomy, Lausanne is a dream destination. How about a cooking course, exclusive wine tastings or a rally in the famous vineyards of Lavaux, which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site?
Lausanne also does credit to its nickname of the ‘Olympic Capital’: you can choose miniature Olympics or treasure hunts in the city or on Lake Geneva. Your travel companions will get their medal in the famous Musée Olympique, which recently reopened after two years of renovations.
To recuperate, round off your stay with a cruise on the lake in belle époque style. Afterwards you can enjoy a cheese fondue in a chalet or a candlelight dinner in a medieval castle.