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Cross lakes Brienz and Thun by kayak

Glide by kayak over the lakes of the Holiday Region Interlaken

When you kayak on the lakes of the Bernese Oberland, you are encircled by stunning mountain scenery where every season has its own beauty. Lake Brienz exudes a deep turquoise in spring, while colourful leaves adorn the surface of the lake in autumn. A kayak tour in winter is especially atmospheric.

Rent a kayak on Lake Thun

Why not discover Lake Thun by kayak? Rent a one-person or two-person kayak from the Deltapark Vitalresort in Gwatt near Thun and paddle the canoe trail along the banks of Lake Thun. Along the way you can admire splendid castles amid the surrounding peaks. On the opposite side of Lake Thun, close to Interlaken, you have the chance to paddle a kayak into the sunset. Rent a kayak at Neuhaus to enjoy the views of the nearby mountains, or discover the cliffs and waterfall in the bay of Beatenbucht.

Guided kayak tours and coaching

Kayaks can also be rented at Bönigen on Lake Brienz. Here you can sign up for a guided half-day or full-day tour in the company of an experienced kayaking professional: you may head for the imposing Giessbach falls, or take an evening tour. The Hightide Kayak School also offers courses and coaching. Learn to paddle efficiently, and try out new manoeuvres on the water. A professional coach will teach you how to kayak on a lake, river or even the sea.

Atmospheric winter kayaking tour of Lake Brienz

Frau in einem gelben Kajak auf dem Brienzersee umgeben von verschneiten Berge

A half-day kayaking tour in winter is a wondrous experience. Equipped with a hat, comfortable clothing and dry suit, you take to the water and paddle your way slowly to the middle of the lake to enjoy the wintry tranquillity. Along the way the group takes a break for some hot tea. Whatever the weather, the mood on the lake is delightful. With snowy mountain peaks rising from the drifting mist on Lake Brienz, kayaking in winter becomes an unforgettably beautiful experience.

Your highlights at a glance

  • Enjoy views of the mountains while paddling

  • Guided kayak tours of Lake Brienz in summer and winter

  • Rent a kayak on Lake Thun or Lake Brienz

  • Regular kayak training for people of all ages

  • Disabled people can also kayak on Lake Brienz

What you need to know before kayaking

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    Protect yourself against the sun while on the water

     

  • Wear appropriate clothing for the conditions, i.e. wetsuit or dry suit

  • Drink plenty of water when doing sport

  • Reserve your place on a kayak tour in advance

Personal tip

"I would highly recommend kayaking in winter. On a kayak, you can enjoy the peaceful mood of the winter landscape from the middle of Lake Brienz."

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