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Switzerland Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids
Swiss Villages & Alpine Bliss
Ready to play in the Swiss Alps? Soar to majestic peaks on gondolas. Ride cogwheel trains to charming towns. Spin 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!
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels
Special Kids Prices
Start Kandersteg / End Interlaken
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
- 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
- Pedal 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)
6 Days Premiere Hotels
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 | Relish a cup of cocoa at a traditional alpine hut.
A family-run alpine retreat surrounded by verdant forests and soaring snowcapped mountains. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)
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 take on the Pfingstegg toboggan run, a thrilling summer luge ride, and the Seilpark, a challenging high ropes course | Adults explore the mountain resort of Grindelwald | Let loose on an exhilarating descent by Trotti bikes into Grindelwald Valley.
Catch stunning views of Eiger's north face from this luxurious chalet-style hotel. (pool, spa)
Hike among giants on the impressive north face of the Eiger Trail, one of Switzerland's most famous paths | Bike to Meiringen Valley, the setting for Sherlock Holmes' epic last battle against his nemesis, Professor Moriarty, in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Final Problem | Families see stunning Reichenbach Falls, then take to the water on kayaks | Amble through the peaceful forest of Iseltwald.
Elegance and old-world charm reign at this turreted beauty in a picturesque setting by Lake Brienz and the Giessbach Falls. (pool)
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. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do. LEARN MORE.
Note: The minimum age required for kids to ride their own bike on this trip is 7+
Note: 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.
Available Bike Options
- 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
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.
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.