A French-speaking cosmopolitan city in the foothills of The Alps.

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Geneva lies within a natural basin encircled by The Alps and Jura Mountains. This location provides a spectacular vista that includes Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Western Europe. Nestled against the French-Swiss border, Genevan culture has been significantly influenced by French traditions from architecture to cuisine.

Travel to Geneva for your team-building retreat, and you’re in for an action-packed adventure. Countless activities are to be found in the city, from stand-up paddleboarding at Plage du Reposoir to guided woodworking courses in the centre of the city.

To help you find more ideas for your team-building retreat in Geneva, we’ve compiled some of our favourite activities to be found throughout the city.

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Discover the city on a guided walking tour

  • The dedicated tour guides can customise your walking tour to fit your needs.
  • Discover famous landmarks and hidden corners on this two-and-a-half-hour guided walking tour.
  • The tour guides possess a wealth of knowledge and take pleasure in sharing it with you.
  • Between them, the guides speak English, Spanish, German, Swiss-German, French, Russian, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Finnish and Basque.
  • The perfect activity for discovering the city and bonding with your colleagues.

Follow your local guide on a kayaking tour

  • Skip the longwinded initiation and start paddling your kayak as quickly as possible.
  • You’ll be supervised and led by your private tour guide for the duration of the tour.
  • Feel the glorious sensation of gliding peacefully over the water in a kayak.
  • Your experience can be tailor-made to deliver a unique experience that fits your needs.
  • The facility is equipped with hot showers, toilets, and the possibility to grill on-site after your activity.
  • The two-hour kayaking route takes you on a relaxing tour from Junction to Peney.

Uncover the hidden clues to escape the room

  • Bond with your colleagues over a unique and engaging team-building activity.
  • Use the unique skills of your team members to solve puzzles and riddles and uncover clues. 
  • Escape rooms are a mental workout, they don’t require physical strength.
  • Your team will have just 60 minutes to solve the mystery and escape the room.
  • The gamemasters are very passionate and try hard to extract the full potential from your team. 
  • The games can also be played in either French or English.

Learn the secrets of Swiss chocolate on a guided tour

  • Join an award-winning tour where you’ll get to experience one-of-a-kind chocolate creations.
  • You’ll visit several of the city’s best artisanal chocolates, from traditional to modern.
  • Sample chocolates in all flavours from succulent pralines to mouthwatering truffles.
  • This three-hour tour takes you to five unique locations, prioritising quality over quantity.
  • Dress appropriately, the tour covers a distance of about 2.1 kilometres.
  • Tours can be provided in English, French, German or Italian.

Learn to SUP on the peaceful Plage du Reposoir

  • The Plage du Reposoir has long been a popular hangout for local Genevans.
  • Together with your instructor, you’ll learn the fundamental skills of stand-up paddleboarding.
  • The facility is complete with a restaurant, refreshment bar, toilets, showers, cloakroom and car park.
  • The full duration of the course is about one and a half hours.
  • Participants are provided with a paddleboard, life vest and paddle.
  • Valuables will be safely stored in the secure storage box.

Spice up your retreat with a cooking class

  • Upgrade your culinary skills with a cooking class delivered by professional chefs.
  • Work with local and seasonal products to concoct a delicious menu.
  • Accompany your menu with a selection of wines.
  • Learn useful cooking techniques that will benefit you in your home kitchen.
  • Look forward to a wonderful evening with a great atmosphere.
  • All cooking materials are provided.

Learn a new craft with a woodworking course

  • Get started with woodworking with the assistance of professional carpenters.
  • A fun team-building activity that teaches useful carpentry skills.
  • This course gives you the knowledge, space and tools to create your wooden masterpiece.
  • Choose between long or short sessions or even sleep-in activities for building larger wood installations.
  • The venue can cater to small and large group sizes.
  • The professional instructor ensures strict safety measures are adhered to at all times.

Embark on an adrenaline-pumping whitewater rafting experience

  • Discover the waterways of Geneva on a robust whitewater craft.
  • Learn the fundamentals of whitewater rafting with tuition from experienced instructors.
  • Paddle through exotic rivers with waterfalls, navigate rapids and jump into the water.
  • Participants are kindly requested to bring a swimsuit and towel.
  • The rest of the equipment, including lifejackets, helmets and wetsuits, will be supplied by the staff.
  • All guides have completed their full training in line with legal standards and the latest safety criteria.

Find your flow at the yoga studio

  • Choose from a variety of relaxing, fluid and rejuvenating classes.
  • Each instructor delivers their class with a unique teaching style and approach.
  • The perfect activity for detaching from the stresses of everyday life.
  • The yoga studio can currently accommodate up to 10 people at a time.
  • Mats are available for those who don’t have their own.
  • The facility is impeccably clean, cosy and inviting.

Learn bouldering from certified climbing instructors

  • Bouldering challenges your mental and physical wherewithal over a series of climbing routes.
  • The climbing routes are designed to challenge all levels from beginner to advanced.
  • Climbers are protected when falling by the special crash mats that line the floor.
  • Develop your climbing skills with tuition from the certified climbing instructor.
  • The facility is complete with an on-site bar selling drinks and pizza.
  • The bouldering community is very supportive, helping and supporting fellow climbers.

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You can book these team building activities exclusively as a part of our retreat package.

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