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Abseil down 165 feet (50 meters) into a gushing canyon at Grimsel on this Swiss Alps canyoning adventure. After a scenic drive beneath the snow-capped peaks of the Bernese Alps, you'll leap off rock ledges, ride a zipline and shoot down natural slides into swirling plunge pools below. Wetsuit, safety gear and showers plus a light lunch and beer are included on this 5.5-hour tour from Interlaken, limited to 13 people for a small-group experience with your professional guide.

This seasonal tour operates May–October.


  • Half-day canyoning trip to Grimsel from Interlaken
  • Travel through the rolling valleys of the Bernese Alps
  • Test your nerve on the 165-foot abseiling route down into the canyon
  • Jump off high rock ledges into swirling plunge pools
  • Fly down a zipline into the crystal-clear waters below
  • Float along calm streams and slide down natural water chutes
  • Small-group tour limited to 13 people ensures personal attention from a professional guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This tour is ideal for adventurous explorers keen to experience the best of the Swiss Alps in summer. Travel deep into the heart of the mountains, abseil into the canyon and fly down the zipline into crystal-clear waters below.

What You Can Expect

Grimsel Canyoning Experience from Interlaken

Follow the river on its winding journey through the canyon

Experience the thrills and spills of the Swiss Alps on this 5.5-hour canyoning adventure. Depart from either of Interlaken's train stations, or from your accommodation in Interlaken or one of seven local municipalities. Meet your guide at the canyoning base, where you’ll receive your safety gear, including a wetsuit to protect you from the chilly mountain water. 

The 1-hour scenic drive out to the canyon follows the impressive peaks of the Bernese Alps through Grimsel Pass. Listen as your guide gives a run-down of your day’s activities. On arrival, snap on your helmet, harness and life jacket, followed by a safety briefing. 

Then put your skills to the test as you go abseiling (rappelling) down a 165-foot (50-meter) cliff face into the canyon and plunge into the water. Your wet and wild journey includes roughly 2.5 hours of fun — leaping off rocky ledges from up to 26 feet (8 meters) above and sliding down natural chutes into swirling plunge pools.

Your guide will show the way and ensure your safety, and even take you along easier routes if you're not feeling quite so adventurous. Zoom down a high zipline into crystal-clear waters below and float effortlessly downstream. 

Replenish with a light lunch of bread, cheese, cucumber and tomatoes and a refreshing drink of beer or water. Afterward, hop back aboard your vehicle for the return to the base, where you can enjoy a shower and purchase a copy of your filmed trip through the canyons. 

Afterward, you’re dropped off at your Interlaken-area hotel or train station, where your morning or afternoon canyoning tour concludes.

Please note: There is no exit for people who want to stop during the trip once inside the canyon.

Customer Reviews

Olivia D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Do this! We had a blast! The guide was great and really made our experience great! You will be cold but they give you wetsuits and everything you need. Bring your go pro if you have one with a strap to document the adventure.

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