BÖNIGEN

The picturesque lakeside village of Bönigen with the stunning panorama of the lake is a great starting point for exploring both lake Brienz and the Jungfrau Region. With traditional wooden chalets dating back to the 16th century Bönigen has a great historical signifigance. Narrow lanes between the chalets decorated with wood carvings are a cute spot for an afternoon stroll. Bönigen is also the closest point to Interlaken to start your Paddle Trail with great connections to Interlaken, plenty of parking place and easy access to the water.

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KAYAK & CANOE RENTALS

Hightide Kayak School is situated on the beginning of Lake Brienz right next to the hotel Oberländerhof and bus stop (Bönigen See) is just across the road.
Open daily between May and September for kayak rentals of single and double sit-on-top kayaks and canoes. For people with kayaking experience there’s a wide range of high-quality sea kayaks from Valley, Venture and P&H. High-quality paddling equipment available for hire as well. Tours and courses for all ages run throughout the whole season.

SUP FIT & FUN RENTALS

Stand up Paddling is a wonderful sport, with little letters and a lot of content. SUP is a combination of sports, fascination water & board, fun, relaxation, lifestyle, passion, movement and much more. We would like to share this fascination, this feeling and passion with others.

Transport Options

Bus: Number 103 to and from Interlaken Ost, West and Iseltwald. Departure to Interlaken :08 and :42 during the day, And after 8pm an hourly service at :38. Departures to Iseltwald at :10 between 6am and 8:10pm

Ferry: To & From Interlaken Ost,  Rinngenberg, Iseltwald, Giessbach & Brienz

Parking: Free parking behind Hotel Seiler au Lac

On the Water

Launching: Public slipway in front of Hotel Oberländerhof, beach near the ferry station & ramp by the TCS Campsite

Dangers: In Bönigen we need to take particular care with the regular ferries and respect the 50m distance form them, especially when crossing the River Lütschine.  If in doubt stay well clear and head towards the shore.  The River Lütschine can also have a strong flow and is very cold so we advise to take a wide berth and keep you eyes open for the ferries.

Other Useful Information

Public Toilets: Can be found by the car park behind Hotel Seiler au Lac

Tourist Information: Opposite Hotel Oberländerhof

ATM: 200m down the road from Hotel Oberländerhof.  There is also a post office just opposite.

Local Shops: On the main road next to the ATM is a local bakery and further down there is a Volg with opening hours from 8am-8pm.

THINGS TO DO

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KAYAK COURSES, TOURS & EVENTS: HIGHTIDE KAYAK SCHOOL

Wide-ranging fleet of kayaks available for hire. Cost of rental includes paddle and buoyancy aid. Additional equipment available for hire for extra charge such as dry bags, wetsuits, neoprene shoes, tents. Single and double sit-on top kayaks are perfect for beginners enabling to get out and explore the beautiful Lake Brienz on your own safely and comfortably. Customers with prior experience in paddling and ability to rescue themselves can hire from a broad range of high-quality Sea Kayaks. For the full experience of paddling in a sea kayak we highly recommend getting out with one of our guides who are certified sea kayak instructors with a local knowledge on the area.

SUP COURSES & EVENTS: SUP FIT & FUN

SUP – Stand up Paddling is a wonderful sport, with little letters and a lot of content. SUP is a combination of sports, fascination water & board, fun, relaxation, lifestyle, passion, movement and much more. We would like to share this fascination, this feeling and passion with others.

PADDLE STEAMBOAT & LAKE CRUISES: BLS

So switch off and come to life! Leave your everyday worries behind, let your thoughts soar, and relax and unwind. A cruise on Lake Thun or Lake Brienz takes you past picturesque fishing villages and castles steeped in history. So whether it’s Mediterranean flair on Lake Thun or a cruise through crystal-clear glacier waters on Lake Brienz, on every steamer the ship’s kitchens are there to cater to our guests’ well-being. What are you waiting for? “Cast off and set sail!”

JETBOAT TOURS: JETBOAT INTERLAKEN

The trip takes you from our Jet-Port to the majestic Giessbach Waterfalls – thundering 500 meters down over 14 cascades into the lake.We take you on an unforgettable boat tour peppered with impressive scenery, unique driving sensation, full 360 ° spins and a good portion of yarn! A outdoor experience in Interlaken you`ll never forget

WALKS & MOUNTAIN HIKES FROM BÖNIGEN

When the summer heat in the lowlands becomes unbearable, there’s nothing like a trip to the Alps to cool off. So come and explore the refreshing Alpine setting around Interlaken.
With its privileged location Interlaken is the ideal starting point for excursions to all the summits in the area.Hike to your heart’s content or simply enjoy the unique panorama. In Interlaken, the gateway to the Jungfrau, there are no limits to your mountain excursions.

WHITE WATER RAFTING: ALPIN RAFT

Rafting is the classic outdoor adventure! Paddling down a river with the splash of cold water in your face, rafting is always a thrill. From easy flat water to action-packed white water, rain or shine rafting is always fun. No previous rafting experience is necessary. You will get full instruction from your guide. A photo service is available on all our rafting activities.

WHITE WATER RAFTING: OUTDOOR INTERLAKEN

Set beneath the watershed of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountains, Interlaken is internationally renowned for its variety of rivers and white water rafting tours.  Here you’ll find everything from fast flowing alpine rivers with adrenaline fuelled class IV rapids,  to calm sunny floating trips on the famous warm water of the Aare river between Thun and Bern.

EATING AND SLEEPING

HOTEL OBERLÄNDERHOF/RESTAURANT BELLAVISTA

The family owned hotel right on the shores of the beautiful Lake Brienz. With unparalleled friendliness and customer service let your hosts Bene & Jasmine take care of you during your stay, with comfortable rooms and fine Swiss cuisin. This place is Interlaken region’s best kept secret and also home to the Paddle Trail’s Hightide Kayak School.

HOTEL SEILER AU LAC/PIZZERIA LA BOHÈME/RESTAURANT LA GARE

Beautiful rooms with spacious balcony with incomparable panoramic view of the beautiful and romantic Lake Brienz. There’s also two dining options. The rustic Pizzeria la Bohème with lovely paintings and a cosy bar offering freshly baked pizzas, pasta and grilled steaks and delicious cheese fondue. In restaurant La Gare you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in the restaurant or on the terrace with the view over the lake. Freshly prepared dishes which consist of meet, fish or a vegetarian choices. The à la carte menu changes depending on the season.

SEEHOTEL BÖNIGEN/RESTAURANT ELEMÄNT

We are very pleased to present our hotel, restaurant and special offers in the beautiful Bernese Oberland at the foot of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Renowned for its natural beauty and the exceptional range of leisure activities, the Seehotel is the ideal location for quiet hours, culinary delights and trips to the region. In our restaurant you can experience the four elements.  We consciously observe seasonal produce and buy locally where possible for lasting enjoyment.  We only use local beef from the Bernese Oberland and our wines are mostly from Switzerland and neighbouring countries.

TCS CAMPING SEEBLICK

TCS Camping Bönigen is situated on a perfect spot right by the Lake Brienz offering tent, camper and caravan places with electricity and wifi with affordable prices. Well equipped camp site with snack bar, children’s playground and paddling pool, very suitable for families. Situated right next to one of the most beautiful seaside resorts of the region with heated swimming pool, free Aquafit-courses, swimming lessons for children and pedal boat rental.

PRICES AND DISTANCES

Rental / Vermietung:Half day:Full day:
Single Sit On TopCHF 40CHF 60
Double Sit On TopCHF 60CHF 80
SUPCHF 50CHF 70
Sea KayakCHF 50CHF 70
Premium Sea KayaksCHF 60CHF 80
Open CanoeCHF 70CHF 90
Premium SUPsOn RequestAuf Anfrage
One Way Supplement per boat: CHF30
Rental / Vermietung:Half day:Full day:
Single Sit On TopCHF 40CHF 60
Double Sit On TopCHF 60CHF 80
SUPCHF 50CHF 70
Sea KayakCHF 50CHF 70
Premium Sea KayaksCHF 60CHF 80
Open CanoeCHF 70CHF 90
Premium SUPsOn RequestAuf Anfrage
One Way Supplement per boat: CHF30
Bönigen - Iseltwald Cliffs4km40min - 1h 20min
Bönigen - Ringgenberg2km20 - 40mins
Ringgenberg - Oberried6.5km1h 10min - 2h
Iseltwald Cliffs to Iseltwald2.5km30 - 45min
Iseltwald - Giessbach Falls5km1h - 1h 30min
Iseltwald - Oberried3km30min - 1h
Brienz - Giessbach Falls3km30min - 1h
Brienz - Oberried7km1h 15min - 2h
Bönigen – Iseltwald Cliffs4km40min – 1h 20min
Bönigen – Ringgenberg2km20 – 40mins
Ringgenberg – Oberried6.5km1h 10min – 2h
Iseltwald Cliffs to Iseltwald2.5km30 – 45min
Iseltwald – Giessbach Falls5km1h – 1h 30min
Iseltwald – Oberried3km30min – 1h
Brienz – Giessbach Falls3km30min – 1h
Brienz – Oberried7km1h 15min – 2h