Amazing activities to try in the Interlaken, Switzerland
If you are on the look out for the trip of a lifetime then look no further than Interlaken. This stunning town which sits nuzzled in the Bernese Alps will allow you to tick off more bucket list items in a week than most people do in a lifetime! Around every corner of this quaint alpine town is an opportunity for adventure! Waking up in the shadow of the impressive triple peaks of The Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau might just be the inspiration you need to soar off the side of a mountain, leap off a waterfall or hang off a cliff or two!
Every moment we spent in this unforgettable place seemed to bring a new heart racing thrill, breath taking view or unimaginable new experience! There is so much to do in Interlaken we guarantee you will want to make the pilgrimage here more than once! The energy and spirit of this place is just infectious, its peaks will leave you speechless and the famous turquoise lakes will forever stay with you.
For us the time we spent in Interlaken is what life should be all about, full of fun, adventure and simple pleasures! Here’s a guide to the best adventures available in the most amazing town in the world:
Rappelling, jumping, sliding, swimming and exploring the amazing natural canyons sculpted by the regions rivers makes canyoning the ultimate adventure activity. Switzerland itself offers some of the best in the world and here in Interlaken you can take your pick of three, from an easier entry-level canyon to the extreme chli Schiere! These amazing courses will challenge you, push you out of your comfort zone and take you to places you could never have imagined!
White Water Rafting
White water rafting is a classic adventure activity to get your heart racing and there is nowhere better than the Jungfrau region to get your kicks! Adventure sports enthusiasts will be in their element when they come racing down the ice white glacial melt waters of the Eiger! The grade 4 lutschine is an adrenaline rush like no other and once again takes place in the most magical surroundings and culminates by taking a dip in the stunning lake Thun. For those wishing to build up to this challenge there are also two other less wild routes to begin with.
If you want to experience the thrill of hanging on a wire at over 2000ft above the ground then this is the place! This extreme hike come rock climb is as exposed as you can get! The route high above the stunning Lauterbrunnen Valley follows a series of precarious stapes, swinging Nepalese bridges and exposed Tyroleans.
All this takes place within the shadow of the regions impressive mountains for a day on the rock you will never forget!
Looking for views, well take the 5-hour hike up the peak famous for playing host to James Bond for a simply breath taking vista. This challenging but easily achievable hike will take you to almost 10,000ft high and through some of the most amazing scenery in the world. Once at the Schilthorn piz Gloria you will find the greatest views of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau you could ever imagine!
This is what adventure dreams are made of! Forget walking back down though; take the steep and exhilarating cable car back over the rocky peaks below to cap of an amazing adventure!
Feel complete and exhilarating freedom by flying like a bird over the Alps! What better way to feel alive by running off the side of a 4000ft cliff with a parachute attached to your back! Experience the ultimate rush whilst taking in the stunning twin blue lakes of Interlaken, the meandering rivers, quaint wooden houses and awe inspiring alpine mountain backdrop! What better location to tick this wonderfully liberating adventure activity off your bucket list!
Interlaken takes its name from the two amazing turquoise lakes of Thun and Brienz that flank it on either side. Not only are these two bodies of water some of the most picturesque you are ever likely to set eyes upon but they are also awesome places for an adventure! Think surfing is out in the mountains…think again! Here you can wake surf, kayak, stand up paddle or just simply bathe in these pure and almost unreal waters!
Other Adventure sports
You could visit Interlaken every year and still have something new to try as is the depth and breadth of the amazing adrenaline sports on offer! This amazing Bernese town truly is the adventure capital of the world and if you’re not canyoning, rafting, paragliding, hiking or hanging around on the via ferrata you can try some of these other sports: sky diving, bungee jumping, canyon swings, helicopter rides, skiing, snowboarding, snow shoeing or high ropes…the only limit is your bravery!
The town has 2 train stations that are well connected to all the major towns and cities of Switzerland as well as other international cities such as Paris and Berlin.
The town itself is also connected to other towns such a Lauterbrunnen, Murren and Grindelwald via frequent trains, buses and cable cars and is very doable via public transport.
The nearest major city is the capital Bern just over an hour away and despite being well connected by public transport the airport itself isn’t that well serviced. The nearest airport with the most well connected services is Zurich which is 2 hours away via a scenic train ride or around about a 1.5 hour drive.