Switzerland Family Multi-Adventure Tour - 20s & Beyond | Backroads
Switzerland Family Multi-Adventure Tour - 20s & Beyond | Backroads
Switzerland Family Multi-Adventure Tour - 20s & Beyond | Backroads
Switzerland Family Multi-Adventure Tour - 20s & Beyond | Backroads
Switzerland Family Multi-Adventure Tour - 20s & Beyond | Backroads
Switzerland Family Multi-Adventure Tour - 20s & Beyond | Backroads
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Switzerland Multi-Adventure Tour - For Families with Older Teens & 20s

Adventures in the Bernese Oberland of the Swiss Alps

Family — Older Teens & 20s

6 days 5 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,399 pp dbl occ

($1,300 for sgl occ)

The grass really is greener in Switzerland. Just ask the dairy cows grazing in the lush alpine meadows. Or simply see for yourself while hiking and biking through spectacular Swiss landscapes encircled by snow-covered mountains and punctuated with sparkling lakes. From the idyllic peaks and valleys of the Bernese Oberland to the North Face's iconic skyline, bring the family and experience the best of Switzerland's mountain playgrounds.

Walk/Hike
Bike
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Switzerland Family Multi-Adventure Tour
Switzerland Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Start Kandersteg / End Interlaken

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

Highlights

  • Breathe in fresh alpine air amid impossibly blue lakes, impressive glaciers and endless green meadows
  • Bike and stroll through postcard-perfect Swiss villages with cheery wooden chalets and friendly denizens
  • Zoom along the tracks of an alpine coaster and down mountain bike paths via fat-tire scooter in some of our most fun Multi-Adventure activities ever
  • Savor family dinners of raclette, fondue and apple strudel—Switzerland's comfort foods are unparalleled

    Itinerary

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

    Savor breathtaking alpine scenery as you commute the Swiss way: by chairlift! | Hike on a ridge above Lake Oeschinen, surrounded by limestone cliffs, snowy peaks and hanging ice | Meander through alpine meadows and pine forests that give way to superb views of the Blümlisalp and Hohtürli Passes | Take a rest stop in the shade with your family at a traditional alpine hut | Admire unique artworks carved from stone and wood at an outdoor sculpture gallery.

    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

    From flower-laden chalets to milk cows adorned with brass bells, the scenery is quintessentially Swiss as you bike with family through a serene valley | Ride past teal-colored Lake Thun en route to Interlaken | Indulge in a decadent family dinner—fondue paired with regional wines | Admire the iconic Eiger towering above the emerald-green landscape | Hike from First Peak to Bachalpsee, an alpine tarn set above the treeline like a jewel | Go local when you trade pedals for the platform of a trotti bike, a fat-tire scooter popular in Swiss mountain towns for whisking down high-altitude bike paths.

    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 in the saddle for a world-class descent down the Grindelwald Valley along winding rural roads | Cycle alongside the turquoise waters of Lake Brienz and past countless waterfalls | Journey from the pastoral Bernese Alps to the rugged Uri Alps, where narrow valleys are lined by towering spires of rock | Pamper yourself amongst the pristine amenities of our stunning resort | Relax off the beaten path in the quaint village of Engelberg | Trek 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)

    Activity Level: 1-4

    Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

    Route notes

    The walking and hiking terrain on this trip includes a mix of dirt paths and paved and gravel roads. Most of our hikes take place at elevations of 4,000–7,000 feet, which can make the routes feel more challenging than the mileage may suggest. The biking routes vary from level to rolling with a few steeper climbs. Most of our rides are on car-free bike paths; the Backroads support van will intersect with the routes at strategic points.

    Daily Route Options

    * Includes shuttle.
    Day 1
    Walking & Hiking
    Level 2 | 5 miles | 400 ft. gain
    Level 3 | 6 miles | 1000 ft. gain
    Level 4 | 7 miles | 1500 ft. gain
    Day 2
    Biking
    Level 1 | 13 miles* | 400 ft. gain
    Level 2 | 26 miles | 500 ft. gain
    Level 4 | 41 miles | 1600 ft. gain
    Day 3
    Walking & Hiking
    Level 2 | 6 miles* | 500 ft. gain
    Level 4 | 10 miles | 2100 ft. gain
    Other
    Trotti Biking (1 Hour)
    Day 4
    Biking
    Level 2 | 13 miles | 400 ft. gain
    Level 3 | 27 miles | 1200 ft. gain
    Day 5
    Walking & Hiking
    Level 2 | 6 miles | 2500 ft. gain
    Level 3 | 9 miles | 2500 ft. gain
    Level 4 | 12 miles | 2500 ft. gain
    Day 6
    Other
    Cheese Farm Visit (1 Hour)
    Walking & Hiking
    Level 2 | 3.5mi | 100 ft. gain

    What's Included

    Available Bike Options

    The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for bike options specific to this trip (click the arrow to see more). Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

    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.

    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+

    Also Included

    • 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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