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.

Availability Today (Saturday) open

Bucht Spiez (Info Point)
4 April to 1 November 2020*

4 April to 26 June: At the weekends 11.00–17.00 hours
27 June to 30 August: Daily 10.00–20.00 hours
31 August to 1 November: At the weekends 11.00–17.00 hours

Tourismusbüro Faulensee
10 April to 11 October 2020*

10 April to 31 May: At the weekends 13.00–17.30
1 June to 30 August: daily 11.00–18.30
31 August to 11 October: At the weekends 13.00–17.30 

Blue Turtle Bistro, Bootshafen Faulensee
10 April to 20 September 2020*

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

Bootswerft Wilke, Leissigen
10 April to 13 September 2020*

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
5 May to 27 September 2020*

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 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

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.

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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