Set right at the water’s edge, Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva makes for the perfect base to enjoy a variety of water sports and outdoor activities. Choose from our themed adventures, each prearranged by our team of local experts to suit your requirements. Whatever your level, we’ll make it easy for you to fully experience the beauty of the lake and the surrounding mountains.
Water Sports on the Lake
- Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cruise along the lake at your own pace, taking in magnificent views of the Alps while enjoying a full-body workout. Book a late afternoon session and watch the sun paint the sky red. Our instructors are always on hand when needed.
- Wakeboarding and Waterskiing
Ride the waves and discover the thrill of gliding across the lake. Set off aboard a next-generation yacht for a personalized wakeboard or waterski experience, enjoying the warm summer waters of Lake Geneva. “I suggest starting the trip at sunrise,” advises Head Concierge Mina. “You’ll be surprised by the lake’s beauty and stillness. And, of course, we’ll serve you a bespoke breakfast right on the boat.”
Improve your skills in the blue waters of the lake with one of our swimming instructors, who will accompany you to the best spots to practice breath control and swimming techniques. Perfect for both experienced swimmers and those wishing to feel more comfortable in the water.
Experience the lake in style aboard a beautiful sailing boat. Soak up gorgeous lake views on a half- or full-day trip. Starting from May 2021: CHF 3,400 per half-day (CHF 850 per hour). Soft drinks and skipper included. Kindly note that this activity requires 24-hour advance notice.
Fun for Families
- Fishing Together
Renowned for his local knowledge and storytelling skills, experienced Captain Balthazar will take you to the best fishing spots on the lake aboard a motorboat, sharing tips and tricks to improve technique and make the most of the fishing experience. Take your catch back to the Hotel for our chefs to prepare for you.
- Private Cooking Class
This two-hour cooking class covers a range of traditional Swiss specialities, from velvety hot chocolate to wholesome bircher muesli, a much-loved breakfast dish made with oats, apples and cream. At the end of this hands-on class, participants can savour their culinary creations and take home recipes and plenty of insider tips.
- Kids Yoga
Little ones can stay active with a fun yoga session. The class actively engages children with playful animal poses that stimulate the imagination while developing a state of relaxed awareness. Children learn to discover and develop awareness of their breath to channel and manage emotions, and feel more confident in their bodies.
Take a longboard ride along the shores of Lake Geneva, solo or following one of our instructors. Thanks to an exclusive partnership with Muse Rolling, you’ll be able to experience the soft mobility of longboarding with the safety of a unique braking system, enjoying stability and comfort while riding. The longboard is handmade in Switzerland by experienced craftsmen in the Vallée de Joux region.
- Hot Air Balloon Ride
Discover Geneva like never before, with a memorable hot air balloon ride. Flying at an altitude of 2,000 metres (6,561 feet), take in breathtaking views of the countryside, snow-covered mountains and Mont Blanc, as well as Lake Leman and its spectacular Jet d’Eau fountain.
Workouts for Well-Being
- Mini Retreat at Mont Salève
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Mont Salève. Enjoy a panoramic 1 hour, 30-minute hike to reach the summit, where you’ll reinvigorate with stretching and breathing exercises as you soak up views of sunny alpine pastures. Let the soothing sounds of the largest Tibetan singing bowl in Europe guide you and help you reconnect with your inner self. This session invites relaxation and offers powerful healing properties. Finish the day with a refreshing and invigorating drink and a selection of amuse-bouches at Izumi.
- Boot Camp
Join us in Parc de la Grange on the shores of the lake to take part in an energizing group training session in a warm and friendly atmosphere, with activities such as bodyweight exercises, boxing pad work, running, weight lifting and ab work.
- Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Admire the city from a different angle as you enjoy a morning yoga session led by a master yogi on the hotel rooftop. You’ll learn how to control your breathing, hold your body in a balanced pose and improve your posture – the perfect way to start the day.
Geneva offers cycling opportunities aplenty, with picturesque trails leading to charming lakeside villages such as Hermance, home to delightful streets and a pretty stretch of beach. Dating back to the 13th century and dominated by a beautiful church, the village is exceptionally well preserved, with magnificently restored ancient buildings. Its narrow lanes are sprinkled with restaurants and shops that embody the village’s friendly atmosphere.
Contact our Concierge team at 41 (22) 908 70 00 for pricing details.