Stand-up paddleboarding on Lakes Brienz and Thun

Paddle across the water and enjoy the mountain panorama

Glide across the deep-blue waters of Lake Thun or the turquoise Lake Brienz on a stand-up paddleboard. Discover hidden bays and the beauty of nature in all its majesty from the water with your friends or family. After a busy day, relax with a view of the mountains and the sun on your back.

Unforgettable moments on the water

Do you love to cool off in the refreshing water when it’s hot? Have you ever glided over the glistening surface of a lake on a stand-up paddleboard? You can hire the latest stand-up paddleboards from various providers around Lakes Thun and Brienz. Stand-up paddleboarding is a hugely popular water sport for young and old alike. Spend your holidays or your long weekend on the lake and explore your surroundings on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP).

Try it out on your own or take a course

Decide for yourself whether you’d like to teach yourself stand-up paddleboarding or take a beginner’s course. Many enterprises provide professional SUP courses in the region. Find out more from your local hire point or ask the tourism office about the various options. In summer, several hire points on Lakes Thun and Brienz offer a large selection of courses. A SUP course will teach you how to position yourself correctly on the board and the proper paddling technique. Your SUP instructor will also impart important advice about safety on the water.

An impressive change of perspective

Gruppe mit Stand Up Paddles in der Spiezer Bucht vor dem Schloss Spiez

After a few exercises on dry land and a little balance training on the water, you’ll soon be able to maintain your balance and enjoy paddling in a leisurely manner along the shoreline. Wearing a lifejacket is obligatory, despite the stability of the paddleboard. The silence on water is wonderful. The only sounds you’ll hear are your paddle striking the water and the screeching of the seagulls. Surrounded by a unique landscape, you glide across the water and experience the imposing mountains and natural surroundings from a unique perspective.

A water activity with a feel-good factor

Honu SUP Center beim Strandbad Thun

Once you're back on the shore, you’ll notice that stand-up paddleboarding is a very active sport with a high feel-good factor that leaves you with a feeling of inner equilibrium. SUP boards are available in various sizes and materials, which makes this water sport suitable for almost every age category. If you lose your balance, you may end up falling into the water, so the ability to swim is recommended. When would you like to undertake your first or next trip on a stand-up paddleboard? Find out about the various providers on Lakes Thun and Brienz.

Your highlights at a glance


    Discover the mountains and natural surroundings from a different perspective

  • Enjoy the silence and active recreation on the water

  • Professional SUP providers on Lakes Thun and Brienz

  • Wide range of equipment for hire and courses on offer from SUP providers

  • Imposing mountain panoramas from all parts of the lakes

To ensure that your trip is perfect in every way, please note

  • Seasonal opening hours of the SUP providers

  • Find out in good time about the courses on offer and the equipment for hire

  • Lifejackets must be worn

  • Observe the safety rules. Scheduled passenger ferries have priority at all times

Discover the range of different providers and rent a stand-up paddle:

Pirate Bay Nautical Center


© CC-BY-SA | Pirate Bay Nautical Center Brienz, Interlaken Tourismus

absolut outdoor & events


© CC-BY-SA | absolut outdoor & events gmbh, Interlaken Tourismus

Leissigen Lido


© CC-BY-SA | Strandbad Leissigen, Interlaken Tourismus

Oberhofen Lido

Oberhofen am Thunersee

© CC-BY-SA | Strandbad Oberhofen, Interlaken Tourismus

Wakehouse Gunten


© CC-BY-SA | Wakehouse Gunten, Interlaken Tourismus

Boatyard Wilke


© CC-BY-SA | Bootswerft Wilke AG, Interlaken Tourismus

Bistro BlueTurtle


© CC-BY-SA | BlueTurtle GmbH, Interlaken Tourismus

Neuhaus bathing site and lido


© CC-BY-SA | Neuhaus Strandbad, Interlaken Tourismus

Hightide Kayak School

Bönigen bei Interlaken

© CC-BY-SA | Hightide Kayak School, Interlaken Tourismus

Hire point Aare boat


© CC-BY-SA | Aareschlauchboot GmbH, Interlaken Tourismus

Honu Water Sports Centre


© CC-BY-NC | Honu Wassersportcenter, Interlaken Tourismus