What to do in Lausanne in June?

We declare the summer season officially open in Lausanne! It’s the perfect time to enjoy nature, either by setting off on a walk (fab landscapes guaranteed) or by meeting up by the lakeside. We’ve so missed that! We also want to get summer off to a good start by setting ourselves sporting challenges, running or cycling, and by attending unique events.

Our June bucket list

Discovering breathtaking panoramas by going on a hike in the area surrounding Lausanne


Are you looking for a real dose of nature, vast expanses of green meadow, and panoramic views of Lake Geneva and the Alps? Thanks to Lausanne’s exceptional location, it’s very easy to escape the city for a day of outdoor recreation. We have put together a selection of our favourite hikes, each of which will exercise those leg muscles and treat you to spectacular vistas.


Inviting all our friends to a barbecue by the lakeside


In the summer, many of us rush to the seaside to enjoy the “sandy beaches – sun – warm water” combo. Lausanners know they don’t need to go far to bathe. We’ll take you on a tour of the town’s beaches.


Witnessing legendary sports achievements at Athletissima


A glorious world athletics meeting, Athletissima is THE sporting event of the summer in Lausanne. Nearly 15,000 spectators meet up here each year to admire the exploits of 250 international athletes and the best Swiss athletes.


Celebrating the arrival of summer with the Fête de la Musique (Music Day)


The Fête de la Musique is an opportunity to see concerts all over the city of Lausanne. Its streets, squares, parks and churches become stages for performances of every musical genre.


Getting up at dawn and starting the day in the best way by taking part in the Wake Up and Run race


Wake up and run is a non-timed 5km running that takes place at 05.30 a.m. in the centre of 15 Swiss cities and which is followed up by a take-away breakfast including regional products.


Cycling in a dream setting by taking up the challenge of entering the Cyclotour du Léman


The Cyclotour du Léman is a popular cycling race which is open to all – both amateur and keen sportsmen and women. The event runs along the Swiss and French shores of Lake Geneva.


Lausanne by month

Discover the best activities in Lausanne throughout the seasons