A top adventure-sport destination in Europe, Interlaken and its surroundings offer opportunities for year-round activities. Whether you stay in the water, in the air, or on the ground, there’s no excuse for staying indoors. Here are your options.
On the Ground
Interlaken makes a great starting point for hiking, climbing, horse-riding, and mountain biking tours, but if you fancy a challenge, the Saxetet, Grimsel, and Chli Schliere gorges all offer perfect terrain for canyoning and canyon-jumping.
In the Sky
Skydiving, bungee jumping, hand-gliding, and paragliding are stomach-churning ways to catch a bird's-eye view over Interlaken. Otherwise, take a helicopter tour over the Alps and take in the landscape in style.
In the Water
Try river rafting on the Lütschine, Simme, and Saane rivers, or take a boat cruise on one of the area's many lakes. Windsurfing, wakeboarding, and hydro-speeding all offer exciting ways to get wet, while Lake Thun is a great spot for simply enjoying some open-air swimming.
In the Snow
Switzerland is one of Europe's most popular wintertime destinations, so it comes as no surprise that Interlaken is well-versed in snowy adventures. If ice skating and snow-shoeing are too tame for your tastes, try ice-climbing, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, or night sledding.