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Explore Zurich on a Foxtrail Adventure

Solve puzzles and riddles as you explore!

· 3 min read

Are you looking for a different way to journey through and explore the city of Zurich? If you're up for some excitement and mystery, then the Foxtrail Adventure is just what you need! In this article, we will uncover the ins and outs of this unique concept and provide you with all the information you need to make the most out of your Foxtrail Adventure experience in Zurich.

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What is Foxtrail?

Before we delve into the details, let's take a moment to understand the fascinating concept behind the Foxtrail Adventure. The idea of Foxtrail was born in 2002 during a family visit to Lake Thun in Switzerland. It originated as a route tracing leisure activity for the family outing, with elements of scavenger hunting and puzzle solving along the way. Since then, it has gained popularity and expanded to many cities across Switzerland.

Today, not only is it an exciting recreational activity for families and friends, and a good choice for teambonding activities all over Switzerland, it is also an engaging way in which travelers can explore Switzerland.

How Does Foxtrail Adventure Work?

The Foxtrail Adventure is not your typical guided tour. Instead, it's a self-guided treasure hunt that requires you to solve clues, decode riddles, and follow a trail through the city. You will form teams of 2 to 8, and as a team, you will work through clues and puzzles in order not to lose the trail of Fredy Fox.

At the start of your adventure, you'll be provided with a booklet that contains the necessary clues and instructions. The clues will lead you from one location to another, and as you progress, you'll find new clues and riddles that will help you navigate through the city. Throughout the trail, as you enjoy the beautiful landscapes and visit places that you might otherwise not go, you will get chances to put your wit and creativity to the test. From deciphering cryptic messages to solving puzzles, each task will require you to think outside the box.

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The trails are designed to challenge your problem-solving skills and test your ability to work as a team. Whether you're exploring with friends, family, or even strangers, it's a great opportunity to strengthen bonds, build trust, and create lasting memories.

With over 70 trails over Switzerland, each of them unique and having different trails and posts, it is a definitely a different way to explore the beautiful country.

Exploring Zurich on Foxtrail Adventures

In Zurich city alone, there are currently 8 different trails for you to choose from; and if you were to expand the range to include the surrounding cities/districts of Winterthur, Rapperswil, Kloten, and Illnau-Effretikon, there are a total of 14 trails. Check out the list of trails here. Each trail is unique and takes you on a different path, allowing you to explore different parts of Zurich.

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Whether you are looking for something that is more in-the-city, or if you are looking to explore the old town, or if you prefer a little more greenery, you'll almost definitely be able to find something that suits you.

As you progress, you'll uncover interesting facts about Zurich's history and culture. Throughout the Foxtrail Adventure, you might also have the chance to interact with locals and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Zurich. From friendly shopkeepers to enthusiastic bystanders, the people you encounter along the way will add an extra layer of authenticity to your experience. They might even offer helpful hints or share interesting anecdotes about the city.

What is included in your ticket?

You will get trail documents that include information about your trail. Your ticket will also include public transportation that is required in connection with your trail, so you don't have to worry about incurring additional transport costs to get around.

Practical tips

Now that you're familiar with the concept, let's talk about how you can best prepare for your Foxtrail Adventure in Zurich.

  1. Make your reservations in advance: While it is possible to make same-day reservations for most of the trails, your preferred time slots might not always be available. If there is a slot that you would like to go for, it is recommended to make the reservations in advance.
  2. Allocate sufficient time: Depending on the trails, you can expect to take anywhere between 2 - 5 hours to complete. Allocate sufficient time and be careful not to pack your itinerary with activities after the trail, so that you can fully enjoy the adventure without being overly conscious of time.
  3. Dress comfortably: You will be walking around quite a bit, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes.
  4. Keep your booking confirmation: Keep your booking confirmation with QR code, as you will need the confirmation along the way.