PHOTO: Zurich Airport

Bike and Inline Skate Outdoors At Zurich Airport

Did you know that a large swath of Zürich’s airport is a dedicated nature reserve? This includes the “Klotener Riet” conservation area between the two runways.

On a sunny day, this is a beautiful chance to get outside, get some fresh air and exercise, and even watch the planes taking off and landing as you explore on your own set of wheels.

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PHOTO: Zurich Airport

You can rent inline skates and bikes (including helmets and protective gear), as well as Nordic walking poles for men, women, and children at Zurich Airport.

The Rollerblade website discusses the health benefits of these activities:

“According to medical research, rollerskating and Inline Skating rank in the top 3 activities that improve or maintain physical fitness and general well-being.  The medical world has declared Inline Skating better for your health than jogging. Inline Skating at 20 MPH, a skater burns 6 calories per minute or 360 calories per hour.”

Zurich Airport rental rates and hours

The city bikes (including helmets and protective gear) for adults and children cost $27 for a half day (up to 4 hours) and $35 for the full day. Or you can rent e-bikes for adults for $40 per half-day and $55 per full day.

For inline skates, it costs around $15 for a half day or $20 for a full day.

Just in case you would like to freshen up after some on-the-fly fitness at Zurich Airport, they do have showers available. You can shower at the Transit Hotel at Gate D, open 24/7. Or you can shower at the Family Services at Gate E, open daily from 7 am to 1 pm.

You can also shower at the Service Center, car park 2, level 1, open daily from 6 am to 10 pm. The price to use of the shower facilities costs $15 (for a maximum of 30 minutes) and includes:

  • Shower cubicles with enough space to store your baggage and get changed
  • Towel
  • Shampoo/shower gel
  • Body lotion
  • Hairdryer

You can reserve your bike or inline skates online at rentabike.ch.

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