Breathtaking views, magnificent mountains, unspoiled nature, glistening lakes and genuine hospitality – we have created a multi-sport trip to enjoy the best of Switzerland. The scenery is spectacular – experience the fresh alpine air on hikes with views of alpine glaciers, verdant lush meadows and pristine alpine lakes. And cycling through Swiss villages between Kandersteg and Interlacken and cycling around Lake Brienz is sublime. Admire the famed Eiger and walk/hike in splendor. Overnight in historic and charming inns and lodges.

Only Great Explorations:

  • Small groups, extraordinary guides, and authentic experiences
  • A ride you will never forget: along Lake Brienz
  • A hike you will never forget: under the Eiger
  • Order off the menu at restaurants you won’t find in guidebooks
  • We design and operate our own trips so there are only good surprises



Day 1


Day 2+3


Day 4+5, Departure

What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?


Services of one or more experienced Great Explorations guides
Support vehicle
6 nights lodging in hotels
All breakfasts and 1 dinner
Entrance fees for selected historical sites and museums
Detailed map and route instructions
All baggage transportation

Not Included

Bike rental




Sept 4-10
Sept 11-17


Dates available upon request

Trip can start at any date. Custom trips also available and can start any date. Call or email for details.


4-16 participants


7 days / 6 nights


Kandersteg / Interlaken or Giessbach





Land Cost:
US $3,650 pp

Single Supplement:
US $920

Bike Rental:
US $280

E-bikes available (on request):
US $480

E-bikes are generally available but are on an ‘on request basis ‘ and will be confirmed on receipt of your booking registration. E-bikes provided are the best rentals available in the region. Our regular fleet of hybrid and race bikes are fun to ride and light and fast, but if having an e-bike will make your trip, we’ll do our best to provide. E-bike rentals are non-refundable.  

Please note: Final itinerary is subject to revision; any changes made are done so in an attempt to provide the best possible trip given route conditions and available services. Due to the nature of our business and exchange rates, prices are subject to change. All prices quoted are U.S. dollars but we gladly accept payment in Canadian dollars also. Due to cancellations and waiting lists, trip availability fluctuates daily. If you have any questions or would like to confirm space on this trip before making your reservation, please contact us at or by telephone at 604.730.1247.


Day 1

Our meeting is at 7 pm where we will enjoy a wine reception followed by dinner in the hotel’s restaurant.


Day 2

We will begin our day by taking a chairlift up to a ridge above Lake Oeschinen. You will be invigorated as you hike from alpine hut to hut, having lunch in an idyllic setting. Back in Kandersteg, we will dine out at a favourite restaurant, a short stroll from the hotel.
Hike Distance: 7.9 km; 500 m gain


Day 3

Today cycle through storybook scenery through a lush valley on buttery smooth pavement as you ride from Kandersteg to Thun and along the shores of Lake Thunersee to Interlaken. We will then take a cog-wheel train bound for Grindelwald, located under the north face of the Eiger. Grindelwald is the quintessential mountain resort village with a great variety of restaurants and cafes to enjoy.
Ride Distance: up to 60 km; 500m gain.


Day 4

Awake and take in the glorious scenery of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountains. We will take the gondola up to First Peak (2150m) to hike to Bachalpsee 2265m; with its reflective waters, grassy banks and the mighty Schreskhorn, Wetterhorn and Finsteraarhorn as backdrop, and the sound of cowbells from pastures scattered with wildflowers, this is a quintessential Swiss alpine scene. Enjoy a picnic lunch and then hike a beautiful trail descending to the valley.
Hike Distance: 13.7 km; 300m gain


Day 5

You have two hikes to choose between today, including the Alpiglen hike and the magnificent Eiger trail that finishes with a train trip from the highest train station in the world back to Grindelwald. For an additional activity, visit the Gletschershulcht, just 10 minutes from Grindelwald. Walkways have been fastened to the walls of this ravine and in summer you can climb onto a spiderweb of netting that suspends over the roaring meltwater. The walkways carry you a kilometer in the ravine as you pass climbers and canyoners rappelling down the craggy rock-faces.
Hike Distance: 3.5 km; 200m & 12.3 km


Day 6

Today is a chance to bike around Lake Brienz on a bike path that is mostly paved but includes some gravel sections. Explore the charming village of Iseltwald and stop to swim if you wish. Have lunch in Brienz and if you want to extend the ride, continue down the Meiringen Valley and view the Reichenbach Falls or ride out to Innertkirchen and back to our hotel in Giessbach. There is an option to kayak on Lake Brienzersee from the hotel also.
Ride Distance: 38.5 km; 940m gain.


Day 7

Departure Day
Depart from Brienz at your leisure. We provide a shuttle to the Brienz train station by 10 am.

Activities: There is the opportunity to hike, bike and kayak on this trip. Please refer to the distances and elevation gains to determine suitability.

Waldhotel Dodenhom, Kandersteg

This Relais & Chateau Property is a 4-star, family owned chalet –style hotel with heavenly views, indoor pool and fine dining room.

Hotel Fiescherblick, Grindelwald

This hotel, ideally situated in a quiet part of the village with outstanding views, re-opened in 2022 and has just 19 rooms, each with balcony. The rooms are designed with Nordic simplicity and elegance, providing a stylish yet grounding retreat. There is an excellent restaurant on site.

Upgrade option: 5-star Romantic Hotel Schwizerhof, Grindelwald From US$200pp

Grandhotel Giessbach, Brienz

Set on a lush 22-hectare estate with views of the 400-m-tall Giessbach Falls, this regal, old-world hotel was built in 1873 for the Hauser family in Zurich and since 1983 owned by the Swiss ecologist Franz Weber.