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Switzerland Multi-Adventure Tour - For Families with Teens & Kids

Swiss Alps Chalets, Charm & Chocolate

Family — Teens & Kids

6 days 5 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,299 - $5,699 pp dbl occ

($1,300 for sgl occ)

Ready to play in the Swiss Alps? Soar to majestic peaks on gondolas. Ride cogwheel trains to charming towns. Pedal past glacier-fed waterfalls, hike through green valleys and ferry across alpine lakes. Ride Trotti bikes and taste the world's best fondue. After a day of adventure, relax in luxurious chalets, hot chocolate in hand. Come explore Switzerland's playground! 

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Bike
Kayak
Switzerland Family Multi-adventure Tour
Switzerland Family Multi-adventure Tour

Switzerland

Start Kandersteg / End Interlaken

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

Highlights

  • Hike through the alpine countryside, complete with glaciers, meadows, impossibly blue lakes and plenty of fresh air 
  • Ride through archetypal Swiss villages with cheery wooden chalets and kayak on turquoise Lake Brienz 
  • Bike or take a scenic train ride along teal-colored Lake Thun, then hop aboard a cogwheel train 
  • Luge down a mountainside and adventure through an exciting high ropes course (Just for kids) 
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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

Enjoy fresh mountain air amid glaciers, meadows and deep-blue lakes | Commute the Swiss way: by chairlift! | Hike on a ridge above Lake Oeschinen, where snowy peaks cap limestone cliffs | Meander through alpine meadows and pine forests that give way to superb views of the Blümlisalp and Hohtürli Passes | Say hello to the locals—the adorable dairy cows that can be found relaxing, munching grass and wandering free on these alpine meadows | Youngsters and the young-at-heart delight in an alpine coaster ride with spectacular views of the Kandersteg Valley.

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

Ride past the turquoise waters of Lake Thun en route to Interlaken | Easy cycling leads past cheery wooden chalets to lakeside Thun | Hop aboard a cogwheel train bound for Grindelwald | An alphorn serenade—music to a cow’s ears and perhaps yours too | The famed Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau tower above the emerald-green landscape | Trek from First Peak to Bachalpsee, one of Switzerland's most beautiful lakes | Kids tackle the Seilpark, a ropes course suspended above the town's indoor hockey rink, while adults can embark on a challenging long-option hike through steep fields of wildflowers or stroll the glitzy Grindelwald shops | Let loose on an exhilarating descent by Trotti bikes, Swiss fat-tire scooters perfect for whisking along alpine 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

Hike a narrow ridge trail with stunning views of the Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen Valleys, then descend along the interactive Lieselotte Trail with kid-friendly stops to ring cowbells, hop on miniature zip lines and more | Bike through Meiringen Valley, whose spun-sugar peaks are rumored to have inspired the invention of the meringue | Families cross the lake of Brienz by historic steamboat before hitting a popular swimming spot and taking to kayaks | Traverse a bridge behind the thundering curtain of the Giessbach Falls, then stroll through the peaceful forest of Iseltwald. 

Accommodations
Grandhotel Giessbach, Switzerland
Grandhotel Giessbach
Giessbach​
| Premiere Hotel

Elegance and old-world charm reign at this turreted beauty in a picturesque setting by Lake Brienz and the Giessbach Falls. (pool) 

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.

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 follows 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 terrain on this trip varies 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
Just For Kids
Alpine Coaster (half hour)
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
Just For Kids
Ropes Course (2 hours) | ropes course: min height is 4'7"
Other
Optional Trotti Bike or Gondola to Grindelwald
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 3 miles | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 3 miles | 1400 ft. gain
Level 4 | 6 miles | 2200 ft. gain
Day 5
Biking
Level 1 | 7 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 16 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 28 miles | 1800 ft. gain
Kayaking
on Lake Brienz (1.5 hours)
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 4 miles | 300 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+

Child's Bike
Child's Bike
Kids' Bikes

Included in your trip price

Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture its own line of kid's bikes. While the wheels might be small, the performance is big—it's the perfect choice for kids. On our Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bikes.

Burley Kazoo Trailer Bike
Burley Kazoo Trailer Bike
Trailer Bike

Included in your trip price

The Burley Kazoo trailer bike, for children up to 85 pounds, attaches to an adult bike with your child providing some of the pedal power for a real team effort! It's ideal for kids who aren't yet ready for bike touring. 

Also Included

  • 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

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.

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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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