Lake Lucerne / Urnersee

Date

  • 14-15th August 2021

Duration

  • 2 Days

Price

  • CHF340

Ratio

  • 1:6

Coach

  • Karel


Description

Lake Lucerne or Vierwaldstättersee is a jewel in central Switzerland with its variety of arms and uninterrupted dreamlike mountain scenery, dramatic cliffs and history central to Switzerland itself. Our two days uncover a good portion of the lake with a start in Weggis in the central part of the lake and a journey down towards Brunnen where we spend the night. The second day for the most dramatic part of the lake, Urnersee. This part of Lake Lucerne is remote, wild and incredibly beautiful, and when the weather conditions allow we make a circular trip exploring its wonder, and experiencing the often rough conditions that the lake provides.

After our meet in Brunnen, we transfer to our paddling start point at Weggis, Lützelau (If travelling by public transport you can meet us directly here). We then spend the first day paddling between Weggis and Brunnen and the second day on Urnersee. It is possible that the itinerary changes due to wind conditions and if so we’ll let you know latest the day before the trip.

 

Prerequisites

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

 

Accommodation

We camp at the Campsite Hopfräben and travel down the evening before. Other accommodation options can be found nearby in Brunnen. The price is excluding food and accommodation.

 

Meeting Point

08:45 Uhr Camping Hopfräben (meist reisen wir bereits am Vorabend an)

09:30 Uhr Bushaltestelle Weggis, Lützelau

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 Camping Hopfräben, Urnersee/Vierwäldstattersee

Car Share

> If you’re coming by car and want to take someone with you, please get in contact with us and we can let the other people know

By car

> from Bönigen: 1h 30min
> from Bern: 2h
> from Zurich: 1h
> Parking at the campsite
> Coordinates >> 46°59’48.4″N 8°35’35.1″E

Public Transport

> Train to Brunnen
> Bus B 508 8130: Brunnen bis Brunnen, Hopfräben
> Direction Gersau, Wehri
> Always :11 & :44min past the hour
> Journey time approx. 5min
> approx. 10min on foot in southern direction

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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