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Live life to the full

Sheer adrenaline in Interlaken – your adventure starts here

Looking for a thrilling experience? Feeling like breaking away from the everyday, throwing yourself into an adventure and testing your limits? Then you could not choose a better place than Interlaken. Interlaken is known as the "adventure capital of Europe" well beyond Switzerland’s borders. The wide range of experiences on offer is sure to excite thrill-seekers and fans of adventure sport. Get your kicks in Interlaken year-round and feel truly alive as your heart rate increases.

  • Interlaken is Europe’s number one adventure sport destination

  • Scores of accessible adventure experiences nearby

  • Adventure options year-round

  • Wide choice: activities in the air, the water and on solid ground

  • Professional guides to ensure your safety

  • Good value accommodation: Interlaken is Switzerland’s leading backpacker destination

The adventure of your life awaits you in Interlaken

Your pulse races and your heart beats like a drum as adrenaline floods your system. Can you meet the challenge? Are you ready to overstep your limits? Despite your excitement, you are intensely aware of the breathtaking scenery surrounding you: the world-famous snowy monoliths of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, the stunning backdrop of mountains all around, the deep blue of Lake Thun, the turquoise of Lake Brienz and the many rushing streams and wild rivers. Breathing in deeply, you gather all your courage and get ready for the adventure of your life. Numerous high-octane adventures in the company of professional guides await at any time of year in the Holiday Region Interlaken.

Skydiving – jump from an aircraft or helicopter

Viewed from a height of 4500 m, the scenery of the Bernese Oberland and the Jungfrau region is even more impressive. With your guide, you jump headlong from the helicopter or aircraft and plummet towards earth at a velocity of 200 km/h. What a rush! Enjoy the sense of freedom as you fall through the air for around 40 seconds before your parachute opens and you float to a soft landing.

A leap of faith in the Bernese Oberland

Could you plunge into the depths on the end of a rubber cord? One genuine highlight is a bungee jump from the Stockhornbahn gondola over the Hinterstockensee lake. At a dizzying height, you prepare for the leap of your life; you can smell the tang of adventure on the fresh mountain air. The Holiday Region Interlaken offers several bungee jumping opportunities year-round. All are accompanied by experienced, professional guides who are there to ensure your safety. Feel you are floating on a canyon swing through the glacial gorge of Grindelwald.

River rafting and canyoning – action in the rapids

Want to see the wild rivers and twisting streams of the Holiday Region Interlaken up close? Canyoning tours will take you through crystal clear mountain streams, along slippery rock faces and past tumbling waterfalls. Along the way you will be challenged by rushing springs in natural water basins as your pulse rate leaps. Prefer to negotiate the mountain torrents of the Bernese Oberland in a rubber dinghy? River rafting guarantees an action-packed, adrenaline-rich adventure. Equipped with wetsuit, lifejacket and paddles, battle your way through the waves with an experienced guide. Get your kicks on and in the water!

Experience snow, ice and glaciers at first hand

Interlaken is the gateway to heli-skiing in the Bernese Oberland. Do the unspoilt nature, snowy slopes and sparkling powder of freeriding appeal to you? Then take advantage of a wide-ranging heli-skiing range in the Holiday Region Interlaken. Local mountain guides will take you to the best spots for leaving tracks in the powdery snow. At the same time, you can savour the world-famous alpine backdrop around the majestic peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Right behind the three celebrated peaks is a fascinating world of glacierswhere a unique adventure awaits. In the company of a mountain guide, you pass the crevasses of Europe’s longest glacier and marvel at the "UNESCO World Heritage Site Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch". Although no previous experience is required, you should be able to hike for six hours and have a head for heights; sure-footedness and good hiking gear are also needed.

Scale the most spectacular peaks in the Holiday Region Interlaken

From easy itineraries for beginners to demanding routes for seasoned climbers, experienced mountain guides based in the region will put together individual programmes on request. Become a summiteer, traverse glaciers or simply savour the peace of the mountains at high altitude. Ready for action and "sheer adrenaline"? Which adventures are on your bucket list? The wide selection of intrepid activities in the Holiday Region Interlaken makes achieving your "must-do's" the simplest thing in the world. Pay us a visit and enjoy our world of adventures.

Did you know?

  • More than 18 adventure companies offering 50-plus options

  • Main motivation for adventure travel is to recharge your energies and test your limits

  • Interlaken is Switzerland’s "number one hostel city"

  • The vision of establishing Interlaken as a pinnacle for adventure tourists and backpackers was first put forward in 1985. Today Interlaken rightly claims to be the "adventure capital of Europe"

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