Switzerland Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

One or more kids 17+ required (siblings 14+ ok)

From $5,499 - $6,049 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Switzerland Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

One or more kids 17+ required (siblings 14+ ok)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Jun-Aug

From $5,499 - $6,049 /person

Adventures in the Bernese Oberland of the Swiss Alps

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.

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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 down mountain bike paths via fat-tire scooter and along mountain roads in a glorious descent by bike
  • Savor family dinners of raclette, fondue and apple strudel—Switzerland's comfort foods are unparalleled
Switzerland Family Multi-Adventure Tour map

Switzerland

Start Kandersteg

End Engelberg

Airports & Travel details*

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Itinerary

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 • Say hello to friendly cows who graze freely beside the trail • Hop between pools, cold plunges and scented saunas at our hotel's extravagantly whimsical spa • Dine beneath the ancient beams and ticking cuckoo clocks of a 250-year-old chalet.

Accommodations

Night 1

Waldhotel Doldenhorn
Kandersteg​
Premiere Hotel

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

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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 • Dig into a decadent family dinner—local comfort food 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

Nights 2-3

Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof
Grindelwald​
Premiere Hotel

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

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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

Nights 4-5

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)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. 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. There are also some sections of urban cycling on busier roads at the end of most rides; you can always hop in the shuttle to skip these.

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.

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Night 1

Waldhotel Doldenhorn
Kandersteg​

Premiere Hotel

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

Nights 2-3

Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof
Grindelwald​

Premiere Hotel

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

Nights 4-5

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)

From $5,499 - $6,049 /person

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

From $5,499 - $6,049 /person

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