Our Improver Weekend trips 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.
On our Improver Weekend trips we paddle around 15 km per day for 2 days. We start the weekend on Saturday morning but often meet up already on Friday evening for a drink or dinner as most of us tend to stay at the campsite or nearby.
Lake Thun offers a wonderful day trip for kayaking 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.
Starting in Neuhaus by Interlaken, we make our way towards the dramatic cliffs below Beatenberg. A perfect 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.
Some paddling experience and completion of our Sea Kayak Skills and / or Rescue Skills Day.
Experienced British Canoeing qualified Coach, small group ratios (6:1), top quality equipment including neoprenes and jackets if needed and a photograph package of your time with us on the lake.
Swimming clothes, sunglasses, sunhat, sun cream, footwear that you can get wet, change of clothes, lunch, drinks and snacks.
Please send us an email with your sizes for clothes and shoes and your height and weight after your booking so we can bring you the most optimal kayak and paddling gear. Your coach will also send you an email before the weekend to update you on the details.
Meeting point Neuhaus, Interlaken next to hotel by waterfront.
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.
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.