Vita parcours (that is, jogging) trails, broken up by various stops for exercising, are found at Vidy, at Chalet-à-Gobet, and above Pully, the last lying between Lausanne and Montreux. The Lausanne tourist office can advise about the best transportation connections to reach starting points, and provide maps showing their various locations.
You can go hiking -- some call it strolling -- through vineyard and château country along the north shore of Lake Geneva. The Lausanne tourist office, as well as various town and village offices, will advise you of the best itineraries and supply detailed maps to guide you on your way. If you'd like to plan ahead, consider contacting the Association Vaudoise de Tourisme Pédestre (Vaudois Association of Trekkers and Hill Climbers), 23, Grand St-Jean, CH-1003 Lausanne (tel. 021/323-10-84; www.avtp.ch).
For more vertiginous and higher-altitude adventures, you can take mountain wilderness trails cutting into the Alps Vaudoises. You can explore the canyons and heavily wooded areas around Château-d'Oex, or the alpine meadows above Villars.
Because of the winds blowing across Lake Geneva (Europe's largest lake), conditions are ideal for windsurfing. Surf Shop, 1, av. De la Plage (tel. 076/802-16-16), is now the best place to go to be fitted with the right board. In addition, Ciels Bleus, 2, place du Vieux-Port (tel. 076/366-39-49), rents motorboats and features waterskiing and wakeboarding expeditions.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.