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

One or more kids 17+ required (siblings 14+ ok) | Min age to ride e-bike 16+

Family — Older Teens & 20s

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 1-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,499 - $5,699 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.

Switzerland Family Multi-Adventure Tour map
Switzerland Family Multi-Adventure Tour map


Start Kandersteg / End Engelberg

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


  • 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


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

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.

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Waldhotel Doldenhorn
| Premiere Hotel

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

Days 2-3

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.

Terrace Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof
Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof
| Premiere Hotel

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

Days 4-6

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.

Exterior view of Kempinski Palace Engelberg
Kempinski Palace 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)

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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. Many sections of our rides follow car-free bike paths; the Backroads support van will intersect with these routes at strategic points. The rest of our riding is on quaint country roads shared with the occasional car, as well as some busier sections entering and leaving towns. Rest assured that you can always hop in the shuttle to skip these more trafficked sections.

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
Level 1 | 13 miles* | 400 ft. gain
Level 2 | 26 miles | 800 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
Trotti Biking (1 hour)
Day 4
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
Cheese Farm Visit (30 minutes)
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 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! Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, this 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. 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.


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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