Lausanne, capital of the Vaud region of Switzerland, is an attractive city located on the shores of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman in French). The city itself is located 500m above the lake, so there are wonderful views of the water and mountains. Lausanne is also famous for being home of the International Olympic Committee and 55 other athletic organizations. The most attractive running in Lausanne is along the 10 km of lakeside running paths headed east to Pully and west to Saint-Sulpice. We’ve also designed a ‘runseeing’ tour of Lausanne’s scenic and historical highlights. Olympics fans will love our tour of Port d’Ouchy and Parc Olympique.
Fun fact: Lausanne is the smallest city in the world with a rapid transit system. Use the metro to get from the city down to the lake. Lausanne is 60 km northeast of Geneva.