Foxtrail was the brainchild of Fredy Wiederkehr, who set up his first test trails around Lake Thun in Switzerland back in 2001. Within years he was working full time on the adventure trails, which featured cunning clues and puzzles to solve along the way.

Now Foxtrail is a foremost tourist attraction in Switzerland with exciting yet challenging trails crisscrossing cities throughout the country, including Zurich, Lausanne, Basel, Bern and Luzern.

Success led the company to believe Foxtrail was a concept that could work in any city in any country. Here at Foxtrail UK we’re testament to that. London is the focus of our early work, with our Lancelot trail to be followed by two more in the capital. We also intend to spread out to other major cities across the UK.

But we’re not the first pups to join the international Foxtrail family. Foxtrail Helsinki in Finland is up and running, so too Foxtrail Berlin in Germany.

And we’re delighted to say more are on the way!

We can reveal that coming soon are additions from Rome and Paris, both of which provide excellent bases for urban treasure trails, suitable for friends, family and corporate team building events.

Both cities are bursting with so many fabulous landmarks and historical features, it’s a wonder how the local teams will pick a route. In Rome, will participants fight it out as they try to solve clues quickest at the Colosseum. Or, they may be puzzled by a riddle by the Basilica of St Peter, the extraordinary church reaching 400 feet into the sky.

The Pantheon, home to the Roman gods, Sistine Chapel or world-famous Trevi Fountain might also be on the agenda? Even if we knew, we wouldn’t let on, after all it’s up to you to follow the cunning fox and complete the Foxtrail.

Paris, too, is hardly short of fascinating attractions and landmarks. Like Rome, many key focal points are close together, making for brilliant route-planning logistics!

When launched, we fully expect the Parisian Foxtrail to feature at least several of the best-known features in France’s capital city. There’s the Louvre Museum, home of da Vinci’s Mona Lisa painting, and the Notre-Dame de Paris, the imposing 13th-century cathedral with flying buttresses and gargoyles.

No trip to Paris would be complete without viewing the Eiffel Tower or the iconic Arc de Triomphe, which was built to celebrate Napoleon’s victories (before Waterloo!).

There’s also the Place de la Concorde, the square that used to be the scene of public executions. But we don’t want any Foxtrail fans to lose their head!

If you’ve tried the Foxtrail experience in London, we know you’ll want to give the up-and-coming Rome and Paris trails a go if you’re looking for fun activities in France or Italy. We’ll keep you in touch with their development.

Who knows where Foxtrail will crop up next. They’ve been so successful so far that we can see a time when all the world’s major cities have their own Foxtrail.

Foxtrail is not just for sightseers and families, it’s the perfect team building exercise for businesses just like your own. Forget trying to build a bridge with some rope and a plank – send your staff on a fun-filled urban treasure trail around the streets of London.

Teams of two to seven must work together to find and solve clues to complete a Foxtrail, starting with our first route called Lancelot.

It’s a test of teamwork, problem solving and initiative, all things necessary for team success in the corporate world.

We know how important it is for your team to bond on and off the exercise, so we’ve joined forces with London’s prestigious Grange Hotels to offer our corporate guests refreshment, food or accommodation at great rates.

Our Lancelot route, which covers around four miles and will take up to four hours to complete, starts in the St Paul’s area of central London. There’s a Grange Hotel at neighbouring Godliman Street, and others within close distance at Tower Bridge, the City of London and Holborn.

Grange Hotels are renowned for their luxury, offering an ideal destination for corporate visitors.

If you’re planning an away day in London for your team, or conference venue, Grange Hotels are ideal, and you can build a Foxtrail trip into your schedule for team building purposes.

As your teams head off on Lancelot, you’ll observe how they begin to work together to progress. Finding the clues and solving the riddles is only the half of it, because they’ll enjoy a fascinating walk through London in the process.

It’s great bonding time. Where else could they get exercise and team-building experience like this, aside from sending them on a country walk? At least this way they’ll explore interesting London attractions along the way.

We can’t give too much away, but your fun group activities take in the likes of the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and Borough Market. Borough is the perfect place for your staff to take a quick break from teambuilding activities and explore the huge range of independent food and drink stalls. They’ll enjoy a snack before heading off in search of the next clue!

Once they’ve found their way to the finish (don’t worry they can contact us at any stage if they get stuck), what better than some refreshments back at your chosen Grange Hotel.

Which team managed to finish Foxtrail in the fastest time? Who was slower but simply enjoyed spending more team-building time together?

The competition element will always be there, of course. But you’ll know the most important thing is that your teams get some quality time together outside of the office environment, working as a team to achieve a common goal.

Foxtrail is London’s newest attraction, an urban treasure trail that requires observation and problem-solving skills, initiative and team work. It’s perfect for your corporate days out or teambuilding games. Contact us to arrange your corporate activity, using Grange Hotels as your base.