Slow moo-tion: The farm that lets visitors saddle up on COWS rather than horses (but treks can take a while as the bovines love to graze)
Visitors to a farm in the Swiss Alps may be surprised to find that instead of saddling up on a horse - they get to ride cows.
Bolderhof Farm offers guests the chance to clamber onto the back of one of the hoofed creatures for treks lasting up to half a day.
The owner of the farm says that unlike horses, dairy cows are less likely to react to scenarios around them, meaning the risk of falling off is slim.
Guests are able to get acquainted with their bovine in a short meet and greet, according to Smithsonian, before putting on a helmet and saddling up for the unusual experience.
Despite their large size, the herbivores' speed ranges from 'slow to very slow' - perfect for enjoying the woods and rivers of the Rhine lowlands.
In fact their pace is so glacial that rides in the past have been delayed by cows whose attention is more preoccupied with grazing rather than completing the journey.
But what the experience does offer is a peaceful and stress-free amble through the beautiful rolling Swiss Alps.
'If something happens around you, the cow stands still and looks,' Bolderhof Farm owner Heinz Morgenegg told the Smithsonian.
After a slow trek through the countryside, wannabe cowboys can enjoy a picnic spread of organic meat, cheese, bread and wine.
The cow trekking experience started after Morgenegg queried what would happen if he climbed onto the back of one of his herd.
As the bovine lay on the ground he clambered on, with the cow barely reacting to his rider.
Years later, and the farm has cow trekking as a permanent attraction with people from all over the globe flocking to stroll on his prized animals.
For those who aren't keen to hop on a cow, there are a range of other activities available on the farm.
Guests can make cheese, milk cows, saw wood, try farmhand skills and see the on-site water buffalo.
After a day on the