Aare Boat Outdoor Interlaken

Outdoor Interlaken: an inflatable dinghy ride along the Aare

  • Matten bei Interlaken

Paddle the boat from Thun to Bern

Begin your inflatable dinghy ride in Thun and glide through the crystal-clear waters of the Aare to Switzerland’s capital Bern. Jump into the river to cool off and feel the pleasant freshness of the water against your skin. Along the way, you can admire the beauty of the passing landscape. Trees line the riverbank and the high peaks of the Bernese Oberland rear up in the background.

Ready to cool off on a warm summer’s day? “Aarebötlä”, as the inflatable dinghy rides are affectionately known by the locals, is a popular summer pastime. Enjoy the boat ride from Thun in the company of professional guides and feel-good music. Along the way, you can watch the landscape as it passes you by, with its green trees, mountain backdrop and finally, the parliament building in Bern: the Federal Palace of Switzerland. Enjoy a fun and refreshing boat trip on the Aare!

Your highlights at a glance

  • Take an inflatable dinghy from Thun to the Swiss capital Bern
  • Enjoy a refreshing swim in the Aare en route
  • On-board music
  • Great summer experience for groups and families with kids from 8 years

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

  • The dinghy ride lasts 4 hours
  • No prior experience needed
  • Bring your bathing costume, waterproof camera and a change of clothes
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Private boat for 16 people or individual bookings available
Personal tip
“Gliding through the crystal-clear waters of the Aare on this warm summer’s day was pure bliss. Every now and again, I cooled off with a swim in the river. Along the way, I had a view of the mountains in the distance and, on arriving in Bern, the historic Federal Palace of Switzerland.”

Outdoor Switzerland AG

Hauptstrasse 15

3800 Matten bei Interlaken


Phone: +41 33 224 07 04


Website: outdoor.ch/en/outdoor-activities/aare-float-trip

General information

May – September
General Information
  • Bus stop available
  • for Groups
  • for Class
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Diners Club
  • Debit Card
  • JCB
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
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