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Lake Brienz & Thun (2 Days)

Our “Swiss Lakes Tours” are aimed at paddlers who have tried it before and who want to explore some of the most beautiful corners of Switzerland whilst further developing your skills.

Description

Day one follows our mountain lake tour on Brienzersee or Lake Brienz as its known in english, and it really makes the most of what our region has to offer. Always surrounded by the magical turquoise blue water we visit the pretty villages of Iseltwald, Brienz and Bönigen, the cliffs below Ringgenberg and Iseltwald and the famous Giessbach Falls, with its series of waterfalls tumbling down form above. All this with the dramatic mountain backdrop and calm waters, Lake Brienz really has it all.

Day two is spent exploring Lake Thun (Thunersee), where we get changing scenery, a possible open crossing of the lake, huge cliffs and a beautiful waterfall. The lake is a real classic paddle in Switzerland and always a favourite among our guests.

Typical Itinerary

Day one - We start at Brienz, travelling on the south shore to Giessbach falls and onwards to Iseltwald, where we visit the Schnäggeninseli and the peninsular with the Seeburg Centre at its pinacle. This pretty village makes the perfect stop for lunch and a coffee before setting off across to the north shore of the lake to visit the cliffs of Ringgenberg and views of the 12th century castle above and then back over to the mouth of the Aare and Lütschine before reaching our end point in Bönigen.

Day two - Starting in Neuhaus by Interlaken, we make our way towards the dramatic cliffs below Beatenberg. Here gives an opportunity for a swim and a break before we continue to enjoy the wonderful scenery passing more cliffs and waterfalls, before either continuing to Merligen or making the 3km crossing over to Spiez depending on weather conditions.

What’s included

Experienced coach, small group ratios, top quality equipment including neoprenes and jackets if needed.

What to bring with you

Swimming clothes, sunglasses, sunhat, suncream, footwear that you can get wet, change of clothes, packed lunch, drinks and snacks.

Where

Meeting point Bönigen See bus stop or otherwise by arrangement

When

25th-26th March 2016

If you’re interested in other dates, please write and we’ll do our best to fit you in.

Weather

Please note that our courses and tours run in all weather that is safe for us to paddle in. Often the weather is better than predicted and part of the charm of our sport is experiencing nature with all its faces and even on a rainy day, the views and atmosphere can be beautiful and dramatic. We pride ourselves on having top quality equipment, including Palm longjohn wetsuits and high end paddle jackets to ensure you’re warm and happy whatever the weather. If conditions are unsafe to paddle in we will notify with as much notice as we can.

Insurance

Please note that bookings are subject to our terms and conditions and cancellation policy. We recommend that you have an insurance policy to cover the course costs in case of illness or medical problems. Swiss residents can purchase annual AXA cancellation insurance at the time of booking.

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