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Let your heart beat in harmony with nature

Sport and adventure in Interlaken – this is what freedom feels like

Experience active recreation in the enchanting Holiday Region Interlaken. Sport and adventure await you, combined with lots of enjoyment, sun, nature and fantastic panoramas – all year round. You get to choose how much action and adrenaline you want from your experience. Nestled between Lakes Thun and Brienz and surrounded by impressive mountains, Interlaken can provide you with whatever your heart desires. Restore harmony to your body, mind and soul with relaxing sports activities or get your heart racing with adrenaline-charged adventure activities.

  • Interlaken is Europe’s number one destination for adventure sports

  • Many easily accessible activities/experiences in the immediate area

  • Fresh air and a pleasant climate for active recreation

  • Impressive panoramas and landscapes as a background to your activities

  • Something to meet every desire – from soft adventure to pure adrenaline

  • Inimitable natural beauty, whatever the season

There are many options in the immediate area – mountaineering in the morning, water sports in the afternoon

Get active where the sun kisses imposing mountain peaks and makes the lakes, streams and rivers sparkle as if by magic. Your heart will beat faster in the Holiday Region Interlaken. Whatever the time of year, Interlaken offers you stunningly beautiful scenery in which to experience your favourite sports and adventure activities. Every season has its own special character.

Get active in the glorious spring

In spring, the blossoming flowers, forests and meadows create an incredible multitude of colours. The best way to experience nature’s extravaganza is on a leisurely hike or a panoramic bike tour. Whether you enjoy cycling for pleasure or take your cycling seriously, well-signposted routes await you along Lakes Thun and Brienz and many of the rivers. If you’d rather explore nature on foot, you’ll find a wide range of marvellous spring excursions. The mountain peaks are still covered in snow, but the lower-lying idyllic alpine landscapes invite you to recharge your batteries and get active in the fresh air.

Mountain breeze or lake breeze – which do you find more refreshing?

In summer, when the days are long and hot and the nights short and mild, the Holiday Region Interlaken offers you the best opportunities to cool off. The mountains offer shady nooks to escape the summer heat. The region is traversed by a wide network of beautiful hiking trails suitable for all requirements. Take a leisurely stroll, hike impressive mountain paths, cross spectacular suspension bridges or challenge yourself on steep mountain paths or ridge walks.

Mountain sports for climbers

Are you passionate about mountaineering? Your heart will beat faster as you climb the famous Augstmatthorn, which rises majestically above Lake Brienz. The challenging hike up to the impressive Morgenberghorn is also a must for climbers. The two peaks mentioned above are breathtaking and offer you stunning views over Lakes Thun and Brienz as well as the surrounding mountains of the Bernese Oberland and the Jungfrau region. Both can be reached by experienced climbers via signposted hiking trails without the need for climbing equipment. The summit is the perfect spot for a selfie to commemorate your achievement.

Water sports for water rats

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

If you’d like to cool off after your sporting activities, you’ll have enough time later in the afternoon to try out one of the many water activities. Lakes Thun and Brienz offer you the refreshment you’ve earned. Take the opportunity to enjoy swimming, surfing, stand-up paddling, water skiing, wakeboarding, canoeing or kayaking. If you fancy some fun and action without having to exert yourself too much, a trip on a jet boat on Lake Brienz is a spectacular experience: speed, turns and twists, and an invigorating breeze.

Autumn magic in Interlaken – active sports in the midst of golden sunshine

In autumn the dark green forests slowly change colour and take on bright yellow, red and violet hues. Do you also love the rustling sound of autumn leaves under your feet, the wonderfully fresh morning air, the fragrance of the forest and the tranquillity that this season radiates? Threaded among the mountain peaks is a seemingly endless sea of mist. The warming rays of the sun shine down upon it and eventually reach the valley during the course of the morning. This marks the start of a particularly enjoyable part of the day that is ideal for sporting activities. The mornings are often still pleasantly cool. Lace up your hiking boots, pack a good picnic in your backpack and go on an unforgettable hike with your family or friends. If you prefer something a little more fast-paced, grab a bike and cycle the most beautiful routes in the Holiday Region Interlaken. Keep active and fall under the spell of autumn.

Experience an enchanting winter wonderland

In winter, the mountains and lakes are transformed into a wonderful, soft winter landscape. In the great outdoors, the only things you can hear are the snow crunching under your snowshoes and your breath condensing in the frosty air. The Holiday Region Interlaken offers you numerous snowshoe trails and winter hiking trails through snow-covered, idyllic landscapes.

Is it possible to kayak in the winter?

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

A tour of Lake Brienz by winter kayak is an unexpectedly memorable experience. Wrapped up warmly in a dry suit, you gently glide across the water in your kayak. It is an activity that warms both the heart and the body. Whether you want your winter holiday to be action-packed, active or more relaxed – check the varied offers: racing down the ski slopes or toboggan runs, winter hikes through enchanting scenery, ski tours, romantic mountain adventures by moonlight, cross-country skiing and snowshoe adventures or ice skating.

 

Europe’s number one destination for adventure and sports, all year round

Paragliding am verschneiten Harder vorbei Richtung Interlaken

Looking for somewhere with a year-round buzz? If so, Interlaken is just the place for you. Interlaken is Europe’s number one destination for adventure sports. Whatever the season, all kinds of adventures await you in and around Interlaken. Get your adrenaline kick by skydiving, canyoning, river rafting or bungee jumping. If you’d prefer something a little less strenuous, you can experience soft adventure offers such as paragliding, hang gliding, a visit to the rope park, an exciting quad tour and much more besides. Get your pulse racing and your heart jumping for joy – it's an unbeatable feeling!

Gruppe in rotem Boot im Wildwasser auf der Lütschine

Sport and exercise create a feeling of euphoria – that much is certain. Health, well-being and balance are of huge importance for body, mind and soul, particularly in today's hectic world. The Holiday Region Interlaken offers a wide range of activities that can be reached within an hour by public transport or car. Enjoy sport and exercise amidst the beauty of nature.

This is what freedom feels like

“I got to the summit of the Morgenberghorn, sweaty and a bit out of breath. The feeling of happiness that swept over me when I saw the imposing panorama is indescribable. I could see the impressive Lake Thun and the turquoise waters of Lake Brienz and almost the entire Bernese Oberland. I felt fantastic and really free up there.”