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Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour Switzerland
Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour Switzerland
Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour Switzerland
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Switzerland Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey from Interlaken to the Bernese Oberland

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,399 - $5,599 pp dbl occ

($1,300 for sgl occ)

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.

Walk/Hike
Bike
Kayak
Switzerland Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour
Switzerland Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour

Switzerland

Start Kandersteg / End Interlaken

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Highlights

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.

Immersive Travel
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.

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Itinerary

Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1
Description

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 | Meander through alpine meadows and pine forests that give way to superb views of the Blümlisalp and Hohtürli Passes | Cold beer and hot cocoa await at a traditional alpine hut | Admire unique artworks carved from stone and wood at an outdoor sculpture gallery | Opt for a thrilling ride down a summer toboggan track.

Accommodations
Waldhotel Doldenhorn, Kandersteg, Switzerland
Waldhotel Doldenhorn
Kandersteg​
| Premiere Hotel

A family-run alpine retreat surrounded by verdant forests and soaring snowcapped mountains. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa) 

Days 2-3
Description

Descend by e-bike from Kandersteg Valley to the shore of Lake Thun, past traditional Swiss timber chalets adorned with flower-covered balconies and locals waving from their vegetable gardens | Indulge in decadent Swiss fondue | Behold the triple peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau as you walk a narrow ridge trail between the Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen valleys.

Accommodations
Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof, Grindelwald, Switzerland
Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof
Grindelwald​
| Premiere Hotel

Catch stunning views of Eiger's north face from this luxurious chalet-style hotel. (pool, spa) 

Days 4-6
Description

Hop on your e-bike for a descent down the Grindelwald Valley along winding rural roads | Marvel at the turquoise waters of Lake Brienz and countless waterfalls | Journey from the iconic Bernese Alps to the off-the-tourist-track Uri Alps, where narrow valleys are lined by towering spires of rock | Pamper yourself amongst the pristine amenities of our stunning resort | Wander the quaint village of Engelberg | Journey by cogwheel train and on foot to a traditional mountain dairy farm where we get an exclusive cheese tasting at the source.

Accommodations
Kempinski Palace Engelberg
Kempinski Palace Engelberg
Engelberg
| Premiere Hotel

Built in 1904 but featuring tasteful modern updates, with serene mountain views out the window but a charming village center on the doorstep, this luxe property lets you have your torte and eat it too. (pool, spa)

Dates & Prices

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, cultural activities and more. On trips with biking, custom electric-assist bikes allow you to pedal effortlessly!

 

Route notes

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.

*Prefer to pedal without power? Regular road bikes are available by request, ask your Trip Consultant.

What's Included

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. (click the arrow to see all available options)

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, our most popular custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 5 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

Straight talk

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.

Terrain & Shuttles

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.

Air-Conditioning

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.

Ask a trip expert

Have a question and need expert advice? Our team of Trip Consultants is here to help! You can also visit our FAQ's.

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