Leisure activities

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.

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Availability Today (Monday) open

Bucht Spiez (Info Point)
2 April to 31 October 2021*

2 April to 25 June: At the weekends 11.00–17.00 hours
26 June to 29 August: Daily 10.00–20.00 hours
30 August to 31 October: At the weekends 11.00–17.00 hours

Tourismusbüro Faulensee
2 April to 17 October 2021*

2 April to 21 May: At the weekends 13.00–17.30
22 May to 29 August: daily 11.00–18.30 (from 10:00 from 3 July to 15 August)
30 August to 17 October: At the weekends 13.00–17.30 

Blue Turtle Bistro, Bootshafen Faulensee
2 April to 19 September 2021*

Operating hours in good weather: Opening times updated daily on blueturtle.ch

Bootswerft Wilke, Leissigen
2 April to 12 September 2021*

Mon–Fri     08.00–12.00 and 13.30–17.30 hours
Sat–Sun     Only via telephone registration by Friday

Absolut Outdoor & Events, Deltapark Gwatt
1 May to 25 September 2021*

Mon–Fri    13.30–18.30 hours (on weekends from June to September)

*All locations are only staffed in fine weather.

Subject to change without prior notice

Rates

Canoe rental prices

  • CHF 50.00 2 hours
  • CHF 80.00 4 hours
  • CHF 30.00 One-way surcharge

SUP (stand-up paddle board) rental prices

  • CHF 25.00 1 hour
  • CHF 35.00 2 hours
  • CHF 55.00 4 hours
  • CHF 75.00 8 hours
  • CHF 30.00 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

Notes

Routes

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.

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.

BLS tip

Faulensee Sealander and boat hire

This location by the Faulensee Tourist Information Office is a real insiders’ tip for water sports fans. Along with canoes and SUPs, you can also hire pedalos and motor boats (no licence required) here. The adjacent lakeside meadow is a great place to relax. In terms of refreshments, there are delicious ice creams, drinks and snacks available. There is now also a large-scale marble run to play with. Using bends, junctions, track switches and straights, you can assemble a track of up to around 20 metres in length.

The Sealander is truly eye-catching. It is both a road-worthy caravan and a modern electric boat. It is easy to operate and doesn’t require a licence. The Sealander can be hired overnight for leisure, swimming and camping excursions.

More information is available at spiez.ch

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    How to get there

    You can reach the bay of Spiez from Spiez railway station in about 12 minutes on foot. A bus runs down to the bay from 19.06. to 19.09.2021.

     

    Faulensee can be reached by bus from Spiez train station. To get to the tourist office, get off at the "Faulensee, Am See" stop. To reach the Blue Turtle, get off at the bus stop "Faulensee, Möve".

     

    You can reach Leissigen from Spiez train station by bus. Drive to the bus stop "Leissigen, Schulhaus". From there you can reach the boatyard within 5 minutes by foot.

     

    From Thun train station, take bus number 1 to the bus stop "Gwatt, Deltapark". You can reach the rental station in just under 5 minutes on foot.

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