Group excursion on the Lake Thun Canoe Trail

Take to the blue waters of Lake Thun and discover its shoreline.

Up to four people in a single canoe can explore the southern side of the lake around Spiez. En route, you will have the opportunity to stop at campfire spots and cool off in the clear waters of Lake Thun.

Availability Today (Monday) open

Bucht Spiez (Info Point)
6 April to 27 October 2018

Only in fine weather
6 April to 14 June: At the weekends 11.00–17.00 hours
15 June to 1st September: Daily 10.00–20.00 hours
2nd September to 27 October: At the weekends 11.00–17.00 hours

Tourismusbüro Faulensee
19 April to 13 October 2019

19 April to 29 May: at the weekends from 13.00–17.30 Hours
30 May to 1st September: Daily 11.00–18.30 hours
2nd September to 13 October: At the weekends 11.00–17.00 hours

Blue Turtle Bistro, Bootshafen Faulensee
19 April to 15 September 2019

Fair weather operation: daily updated opening hours

Bootswerft Wilke, Leissigen
19 April to 15 September 2019

Mon–Fri     08.00–12.00 Hours and 13.30–17.30 hours
Sat–Sun      Only after telephone registration until Friday

Absolut Outdoor & Events, Deltapark Gwatt
19 April to 13 October 2019

Mon–Fri     13.30–17.00 hours
Sat–Sun     13.30–17.00 hours (June–August)


Subject to change without prior notice


Group offer

  • Price on request Canoe ride with beach aperitif
  • Price on request Canoe ride with beach brunch
  • Price on request Canoe ride with beach barbecue

Canoe rental prices

  • CHF 40.00 2 hours
  • CHF 70.00 4 hours
  • CHF 25.00 One-way surcharge

SUP (stand-up paddle board) rental prices

  • CHF 20.00 1 hour
  • CHF 30.00 2 hours
  • CHF 50.00 4 hours
  • CHF 70.00 8 hours
  • CHF 25.00 One-way surcharge

Included in the canoe rental price: 4-person canoe (suitable from 2 people), paddles, life vests and dry-storage bag

Included in the SUP rental price: paddle board, paddle and life vest

Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration


Group offer: canoe ride with aperitif, brunch or barbecue

The Bistro Blue Turtle offers a variety of culinary treats specifically aimed at groups. Round off your event in a cosy atmosphere and with a unique mountain panorama.

Group size: 2 to 50 people

The offer can be booked by directly contacting the Bistro Blue Turtle.

Please note

  • Details can be found in the Lake Thun Canoe Trail flyer
  • One-way rental available on request and prior booking. CHF 25.00 surcharge per canoe
  • For use of the canoes, we recommend making a booking by contacting the respective location directly by telephone.
  • There must be at least one adult companion for the use of all bathing equipment.
  • Canoe rentals outside the opening times are only possible upon enquiring at the respective location by telephone.
  • Children and young people under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Group travel arrangements

Book your group’s travel arrangements at your BLS Travel Centre or online via the group travel order form.


Variant 1

Canoe/SUP collection in Spiez. Paddle towards Faulensee. On the way, you can take a break at the leisure and bathing area by the beach path. Spend an enjoyable afternoon swimming, relaxing and barbecuing. Drop the canoe/SUP off at Tourismusbüro Faulensee or in the Bay of Spiez. Travel back by train, bus or boat.

Variant 2

Canoe/SUP collection in Faulensee. Short paddle to the Bistro Blue Turtle by Bootshafen Güetital. A comfortable and peaceful bathing area with catering and a campfire spot. Paddle back to Faulensee or along the beautiful shoreline to Spiez.

Variant 3

Canoe/SUP collection at the Bistro Blue Turtle by Bootshafen Güetital. Paddle along the shoreline into the beautiful Bay of Spiez. In the bay, you can pass the time playing mini golf, enjoying an ice cream or visiting Spiez Castle. Paddle back to Faulensee or to the Bistro Blue Turtle, or return the canoe in Spiez and travel onwards by bus, train or boat.

Variant 4

Canoe/SUP collection in Spiez. Explore the shoreline towards Thun, which is barely populated and only reachable by canoe/SUP. Paddle your way to the Deltapark in Gwatt. Why not enjoy a short break on the lakeside park in Einigen, with its leisure area, bathing area and campfire pit?

Variant 5

Canoe/SUP collection in Leissigen (Bootswerft Wilke). Lengthier paddle to the Bistro Blue Turtle in Faulensee. Enjoy Lake Thun with the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains to your back. Make use of our one-way offer and round off your adventure with a cosy aperitif at the Bistro Blue Turtle while enjoying a touch of Mediterranean atmosphere.

Weather & webcam Today: sunny 15/27°

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