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Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour Switzerland
Dolce Tempo Journey from Interlaken to the Bernese Oberland
To set foot in the Swiss Alps is to step into a world of timeless beauty. Whether strolling along alpine trails encircled by hanging glaciers, sipping a hot cocoa at a village café or simply soaking in the views of some of Europe’s most legendary peaks, the majesty is inescapable. From the sparkling lakes and lush green valleys of the Bernese Oberland to the heart of some of Europe’s most iconic adventure towns, experience the best of Switzerland’s mountain playgrounds.
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels
Start Kandersteg / End Interlaken
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
Refreshingly Active Adventures
Soar into the highest peaks on scenic chairlifts to walk beside idyllic alpine lakes, coast down winding bike paths and even ride a traditional Swiss toboggan.
Visit charming villages and hear stories of impossible feats by early mountaineers. Walk historic trails beside friendly locals and alpine cows adorned with traditional bells ringing throughout the misty peaks.
Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
Indulge in Swiss delights including rich fondue and chocolate paired with delicious regional wines. Gaze at waterfalls and snowy mountain peaks right from your hotel balcony.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Begin our adventure on a breathtaking chairlift ride high into the glacier-strewn mountain peaks | Stroll beside picturesque Lake Oeschinen, surrounded by limestone cliffs and wildflower-lined trails | Cold beer and hot cocoa await at a traditional alpine hut | Opt for a thrilling ride down a summer toboggan track.
A family-run alpine retreat surrounded by verdant forests and soaring snowcapped mountains. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)
Descend by e-bike from Kandersteg Valley to the shores of Lake Brienz and Lake Thun, past traditional Swiss timber chalets adorned with flower-covered balconies and locals waving from their vegetable gardens | Indulge in decadent Swiss fondue | Visit the spectacular Lauterbrunnen Valley, famous for its thundering waterfalls and towering rock faces | Explore the shops of Grindelwald and hop aboard a historical cog-wheel train for a 1,300-foot lift to the resort town of Wengen | Look out across Bachalpsee, one of Switzerland's most beautiful lakes.
Catch stunning views of Eiger's north face from this luxurious chalet-style hotel. (pool, spa)
Take a scenic walk through alpine meadows | Admire the iconic Eiger mountain | Enjoy some of Switzerland’s most impressive views right from our historic hotel | Relax in style on the shore of Lake Brienz, ideally set alongside a tumbling waterfall | Venture out on a leisurely kayak paddle and gaze up at the encircling peaks | Enjoy an e-bike ride through glacier-cut Meiringen Valley under soaring summits with countless waterfalls on all sides | Wander about the quaint town of Meiringen and indulge in a crispy meringue as you soak up the views | Take a refreshing dip in the cool mountain waters of the Brienzersee.
Elegance and old-world charm reign at this turreted beauty in a picturesque setting by Lake Brienz and the Giessbach Falls. (pool)
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy
Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy.
Dolce Tempo: What to Expect
Our easygoing Multi-Adventure tours make adventuring a breeze—perfect for beginners or occasional bikers/hikers, or anyone who is interested in exploring the world actively. With dedicated Trip Leaders, support vans and GPS-supported routes, the day is yours to decide. Find an unbeatable blend of walking and biking routes (2-4 hours of activity, 10-30 miles of biking, 2-7 miles of walking) with other fun-filled activities such as kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, camel riding and more. On trips with biking, custom electric-assist bikes allow you to pedal effortlessly!
The walking terrain on this trip includes a mix of dirt paths and paved and gravel roads. Most of our walks take place at elevations of 4,000–7,000 feet, which can make the routes feel slightly more challenging than the mileage may suggest. The biking routes vary from level to rolling with a few steeper climbs, but our e-bikes will smooth out the hills with ease. Most of our rides are on car-free bike paths; the Backroads support van will intersect with the routes at strategic points.
Available Bike Options
On this Dolce Tempo trip, most travelers choose to ride one of our custom titanium e-bikes. If you prefer to enjoy the daily rides without electric assistance, you can select another bike. See all options below.
- All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
- Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
- Snacks and beverages between meals
- Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
- Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
- Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
- Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
- All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
- Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
- On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
- Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
- Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
- Park and other entry fees
- Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
- Select coach transfers
- Baggage transfers and porterage
We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.
For the best riding in Switzerland, we've chosen a combination of small quiet roads and some unpaved bike paths with short stretches of limited van support. Our bikes are equipped with slightly wider tires to accommodate the path and trail surfaces.
While the hotels on this trip offer outstanding service and amenities, please note that they are not equipped with air-conditioning and guest rooms can occasionally become warm during peak temperatures.
While biking and hiking and kayaking trips are at the core of popular adventure travel offerings, they are not for everyone. So Backroads, a company that has long been the leader in active travel trips, has come up with an array of softer adventures for 2021.