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. On route, you will have the opportunity to stop at campfire spots and cool off in the clear waters of Lake Thun.

Are you looking for a challenge and not afraid of the water? Then paddle along the canoe trail on a SUP (stand-up paddleboard). 99% water contact and 100% pure fun are guaranteed.

New SUP offers

New SUP offers on the Lake Thun canoe trail:

   
Bike SUP

Cycling in a completely different way – pedal and enjoy the cool breeze on Lake Thun!

Rates: CHF 35.00 for one hour, each additional hour costs CHF 10.00 extra.

Bike SUP rental: Tourist Office Faulensee

Tandem SUP

Paddle comfortably as a couple on a tandem SUP and explore the left bank of Lake Thun together – the perfect date idea for water enthusiasts!

Rates: CHF 35.00 for one hour, each additional hour costs CHF 10.00 extra.

Tandem SUP rental: Spiez Bay Info-Point and Tourist Office Faulensee

Kayak SUP

Would you prefer to paddle sitting on the SUP? No problem with our new kayak seats for the SUPs! Available free of charge from the Spiez Bay Info-Point and Tourist Office Faulensee

Availability Today (Thursday) open

Please note that all rental stations are only open in good weather.

Spiez Bay Info-Point
29 March to 27 October 2024

29 March to 21 June: Sat/Sun and public holidays 11.00–17.00 hours
22 June to 1 September: daily 10.00–20.00 hours
2 September to 27 October: Sat/Sun 11.00–17.00 hours

Tourist Office Faulensee
27 April to 13 October 2024

27 April to 24 May: Sat/Sun and public holidays 13.00–17.30 hours
25 May to 1 September: daily 11:00–18:30 hours (from 10.00 hours from 6 July to 11 August, open until sunset on Fridays and Saturdays in good weather)
2 September to 13 October: Sat/Sun and public holidays 13.00–17.30 hours

BlueTurtle Bistro, boat harbour Güetital
29 March to 15 September 2024

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

Boatyard Wilke, Leissigen
27 April to 29 September 2024

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
April to September 2024

Mon–Fri:13.30–18.30 hours (Sat/Sun from June to September)

Current seasonal daily opening hours at www.absolutoutdoor.ch

     
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

Bike SUP rental prices

  • CHF 35.00 1 hour *

Tandem SUP rental prices

  • CHF 35.00 1 hour *

Kayak SUP rental prices

  • free of charge Kayak SUP

 

* each additional hour CHF 10.00

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

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 30.00 – 40.00 surcharge per canoe/SUP
  • For use of the canoes, we recommend making a reservation at the respective location.
  • 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 suggestion

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.com

How to get there

You can reach Spiez Bay from Spiez train station in about 12 minutes on foot or from 29 March to 20 October 2024 with the Spiezer Zügli. In addition, there is a regular bus service between Spiez train station and Spiez boat station.

 

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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