Jungfrau Region Lakes

Date

  • 10-11th July 2021

Duration

  • 2 days

Price

  • CHF340

Ratio

  • 1:6

Coach

  • Karel


Description

Lake Brienz and Lake Thun in the Jungfrau region are two of the most beautiful lakes in Switzerland, Lake Brienz renowned for its turquoise colour and lake Thun, the awesome panorama and views of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. The trip crosses both lakes, starting in Brienz and ending in Thun with an overnight stop camping at the strandbad with an open fire or staying in a local hotel.

The trip showcases the best of paddling in Switzerland with beautiful views, waterfalls, towering cliffs and pretty traditional villages… On our Improver Weekend trips we paddle around 15 km per day for 2 days and so it’s necessary to have some experience. We start 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.

 

Prerequisites

Some paddling experience and completion of our Sea Kayak Solid Foundations course or equivalent

 

Accommodation

There are a number of options for this trip. We camp at the Strandbad in Bönigen with a campfire by the lake or if you prefer hotel accommodation we can recommend the Hotel Oberländerhof in Bönigen. The price is excluding food and accommodation. The price is excluding food and accommodation.

 

Treffpunkt

Hightide Kayak School, Lütschinenstrasse 24 in 3806 Bönigen.

Pictures from the trip

Our Coaching Philosophie

Individuelles Seekajak Coaching ist unser Herzensangelegenheit. Wir holen dich dort ab, wo du bist und begleiten dich bei dem, was du erreichen möchtest.

Durch unsere mehrjährige Erfahrung auf dem Meer verstehen wir, was das Seekajak Fahren wirklich ausmacht und sind passioniert, dieses Wissen auf eine möglichst effektive und nachhaltige Art und Weise weiterzugeben. 

Lerne Seekajak Basics auf dem See, der sich super eignet um Sicherheit für die ersten eigenen Paddelabenteuer zu gewinnen oder buche einen Finetuning Kurs, der dir wichtiges Werkzeug mitgibt, um auch auf dem Fluss oder sogar auf dem offenen Meer paddeln zu können. Egal, ob kurze Trips auf dem See in deiner Nähe oder Langstrecken und  Expeditionen, die Planung von Trips auf dem Meer oder das spielerische Paddeln mit dem Seekajak zwischen Felsen und in den Wellen. Wir begleiten dich dabei!

Alle unsere Coaches “durchpaddelten” mehrere Seekajak – Qualifikationen auf dem Meer und teilen nicht nur die Leidenschaft für den Sport, sondern auch für inspirierendes Coaching. “We make you feel the learning” ist unsere Philosophie.

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Reviews

Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

As usual, had a great time with Hightide. They never disappoint with their professionalism, responsiveness to the needs of paddlers and they are always good for a laugh. Highly recommended!

Simon Parker

Friendly staff, professional attitude

As a complete stranger to kayaking I did not expect this amount of progress I made in the course of a single day, the topics were carefully selected and built on top of each other, the instructor was easy going and relaxed, without making any compromises to safety.

Miklos

Private Coaching (3 hours)

Excellent coaching session where I quickly enhanced my technique of turning, apprehend safely a rapid u-turn, optimize my move forward and learn how use the minimum of energy. It is exactly the type of coaching session that I was expecting, in order to get more familiar with my boat and the water element. On the top of that, conditions were perfect and the scenery of the lake is simply magical. Highly recommended.

Luc Bouley

Directions to Bönigen

On foot

> Walk from the railway station “Interlaken Ost” to the ships
> Turn right, follow the lakeside path (approx. 35 minutes)
> Walk past the campsite to the Strandbad Bönigen

By car

> all parking areas in Bönigen are chargeable from 2021
> car park directly in front of the Strandbad
> Coordinates >> 46°41’24.8″N 7°53’42.7″E

Public Transport

> Train to Interlaken Ost SBB
> Bus 103 Interlaken Ost to Bönigen See
> direction Iseltwald
> always :05 & :35 minutes after the hour
> Journey time approx. 5-10 min.
> timetable http://www.sbb.ch/fahrplan.html
> walk for approx. 3 minutes along the lake

Meet our Coaching Team

Dave Storey

Managing Director Operations, Head Coach & Lifeguard

Karel Meulders

Head Guide, Coach & Lifeguard

Peter Blik

Senior Guide, Coach & Lifeguard

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