Winter Kayaking

Our Winter Tours are available from November to April. Our Summer tours run between May to October.

What to expect

The winter months offer some of the most breathtaking views of Lake Brienz. From your kayak, you are surrounded by snow covered mountains which reflect beautifully on the mirror-like water. Winter is the time of year where we truly have the lake to ourselves and whatever the weather you are guaranteed to have an unforgettable experience. Escape the crowded ski pistes for a while and join us in this peaceful and magical environment.

We provide Palm`s top of the range Bora dry suits and boots to keep us dry and hard-earned cups of tea to warm us up after our paddle.

The session lasts 3 hours of which we spend around 2 hours on the water. We also offer both group tours and private sessions (tours & coaching) for a tailor made trip out on the lake.

We run our winter tours approximately until the end of April every year until the water temperature in the lake rises up.

What’s included

Experienced coach with small group sizes (6:1 ratio of clients to coach), top quality sea kayaks, paddles and top end Palm Bora drysuits, poggies and booties and a photograph package of your time with us on the lake.

Price

CHF130

Duration

We spend 3 hours together with 2 hours on the water.

Prerequisites

Our tours are well suited for beginners as well as for non-swimmers, you do not need to have previous experience. Minimum age 15 years.

What to bring with you

Warm clothes to be worn under the dry suit: Thick socks, thermal bottom top and a thin jumper. Extra layers if very cold, sunglasses, sunhat, cream (you never know), change of clothes in case you get sweaty or a bit wet.

How to find us

Hightide Kayak School, Strandbad Bönigen, Lütschinenstrasse 24, 3806 Bönigen

By Public Transport
Bus 103 from Interlaken Trainstation Ost or West to Bönigen See (direction Iseltwald). Runs at :05 & :35 throughout the day taking 5 - 10mins. Check your times at http://www.sbb.ch/fahrplan.html. Short walk (3mins) from the Busstop to the Strandbad. This bus is free with your guest card and runs every 30 minutes from Interlaken Ost or West.

By Car
Direction to Interlaken
Take the A8 to Interlaken. Exit at Bönigen, turn left on to Hauptstrasse and take the first exit at the roundabout on to Interlakenstrasse. After the bridge turn right in to Lütschinenstrasse. You will find a small parking area at the end of the road.

Direction to Brienz
Take the A8 to Interlaken and Exit at A26 Interlaken Ost. Follow the signs to Bönigen. When you get to the bridge turn left in to Lütschinenstrasse. You will find a small parking area at the end of the road.

On foot
From Interlaken Ost follow the signs to the boats. Turn right at the river and follow it along the trail signs towards Bönigen. Turn right after the camping sight and walk to the end of the road (around 35mins).

Weather

Please note that our courses and tours run in all weather conditions provided that it is safe to paddle. Often the weather is better than forecast and part of the charm of our sport is experiencing nature in all the elements - even on a rainy or snowy day, the views and atmosphere are beautiful and dramatic. We pride ourselves on having top quality equipment, including Palm wetsuits, drysuits and high-end paddle jackets to ensure that you are warm and happy whatever the weather. If conditions are unsafe to paddle in we aim to notify you as soon as the decision has been made and we will try to re-schedule for the soonest opportunity.

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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