Our overnight trip is designed to offer the ultimate Lake Brienz experience. Combined with an overnight camp in Brienz, the trip enables you to get close to nature and experience all that the area has to offer. During the trip we visit cliffs, secluded beaches, traditional villages and of course the famous Giessbach falls. Combined with the spectacular mountainous backdrop and turquoise water, this trip will take your breath away no matter what the weather.
Starting at our base in Bönigen, we take a short transfer by road to Iseltwald where we begin our paddle. Setting off past the "Schnäggeninseli" (Snail Island) and on towards Giessbach falls, we have the chance to explore the stunning waterfalls before heading back towards Iseltwald where we set up camp for the night and enjoy a BBQ. After spending a night camping under the stars we set off paddling and pass the steep Iseltwald cliffs before crossing the 260m deep lake to the cliffs of Ringgenberg, before finally ending our trip back at our base in Bönigen.
If the dates or times you require are not available, please get in touch and we can see if they would be possible.
* Food and camping (20 CHF) is not included in the price of the trip. If you own your own tent, please feel free to bring it but we are also happy to rent 2 man tents for 50 CHF / night – this includes 2 sleeping mats.
Experienced coach with small group sizes (6:1 ratio of clients to coach), top quality equipment including neoprenes and jackets if needed, photograph package of your time with us on the lake.
Our tours are well suited for beginners as well as for non-swimmers, you do not need to have previous experience. Minimum age 12 years. For families with children in the age of 5-12 years we recommend our Family Fun tours.
Swimming wear, a quick drying t-shirt for under the wetsuit, sunglasses, sunhat, sun cream, footwear to be worn in the water (crocs for example), change of clothes, sleeping bag or liner, drinks and snacks, personal belongings.
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.
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.
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).
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 day, the views and atmosphere are beautiful and dramatic. We pride ourselves on having top quality equipment, including Palm wetsuits 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.
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.