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)

Best for ages 9+ (Ages 4+ ok) | Min. age to ride own bike: 7+

From $5,599 - $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)

Best for ages 9+ (Ages 4+ ok) | Min. age to ride own bike: 7+

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 $5,599 - $6,049 /person

Swiss Alps Chalets, Charm & Chocolate

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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Walk/Hike
Bike
Kayak

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) 
Switzerland Family Multi-Adventure Tour map

Switzerland

Start Kandersteg

End Interlaken

Airports & Travel details*

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Itinerary

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

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

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

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

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

Nights 4-5

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) 

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

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) 

From $5,599 - $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+

Child's Bike
Kids' Bikes

Included in your trip price

  • Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture it's own line of kid's bikes.
  • Features smaller wheels -- the perfect choice for kids.
  • On our Family Trips, you'll find 20"" and 24"" bikes.
Burley Kazoo Trailer Bike
Backroads Trailer Bike

Included in your trip price

  • 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!
  • Ideal for kids who aren't yet ready for bike touring.
  • Cannot be pulled by an e-bike.

From $5,599 - $6,049 /person

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