Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help.
Call us to create an independent travel experience that fits your needs—we can also arrange for a local guide.
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
- Difficulty Level
Level 1: Occasional
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain with a few small hills—all very manageable for people trying their first biking trip.
Walking – 6-10 km (4-6 mi.) a day on country lanes, footpaths and coastal or forest trails, all on relatively flat terrain, perhaps with an occasional hill.
Level 2: Recreational
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over terrain that’s relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.
Walking – 8-12 km (5-7 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain, with occasional steeper climbs.
Level 3: Enthusiast
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day in gently rolling countryside, with occasional longer climbs to points that are well worth the effort.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over rolling terrain on a variety of surfaces. Most days, one or two steeper climbs to spectacular viewpoints or places of interest.
Level 4: Avid
Biking – Roughly 50 km (30 mi.) a day in consistently rolling countryside, with repeated climbs and longer options available.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) over terrain that varies between rolling and hilly, with a few steeper climbs.
Level 5: Expert
Biking – 50-60 km (30-45 mi.) a day over both level and tougher, hillier terrain with multiple 100 km (62 mi.) options. The routes are designed for avid cyclists and include plenty of chances to push yourself.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over fairly hilly terrain offering lots of challenges. Routes are along high meadow paths and/or well-maintained cliffside or alpine trails, with a few steep ascents to make you feel invigorated.
Pure Alpine exploration
Experience the magic of Switzerland; the land famous for its delectable cheese and chocolate, yodelling mountaineers, and jaw-dropping mountaintops, lakes, and green pastures. From fertile dells of wildflowers and rushing rivers to jagged peaks, this journey lets you experience Switzerland’s epic landscape and culture in a new and unconventional way. From Gstaad to Grindelwald—bike, hike and eat your way through its legendary landscapes that serve as your outdoor playground.
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Day by Day
Wake up above the Aare river in charming Bern and journey to the village of Zweisimmen, where you’ll take the gondola up to Rinderberg. Warm up your legs with a stunning walk along the cliff to Hornberg and adventure along the Indiana Jones Trail.
Paddle your way down the river Saane on an exciting white water adventure, stopping for a savoury and oh-so-Swiss picnic lunch. Discover Gstaad’s nooks and crannies as you head out on a fun treasure hunt through this delightful mountain town.
Hike your way up into the hills surrounding Lauenensee lake. Then, prepare to put your lungs to work with an open-air yodelling lesson from one of Switzerland’s top yodellers. Dinner involves the country’s most famous culinary export—cheese fondue!
Venture into the high mountains of the Jungfrau region and begin today’s hike with a panoramic view of the famed peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Visit a cheese cave where you will learn how to make delicious Swiss cheeses yourself (and taste a few too).
Float on the gondola toward panoramic views of the Eiger’s North Face and trek to the jewel-like Bachalpsee Lake on one of Switzerland’s most spectacular trails. Dinner comes complete with authentic live music to celebrate your Swiss adventures!
Following breakfast, your driver awaits to bring you down the valley to Interlaken, which is well-connected to both Zurich and Geneva airports. Tschuss!
Aspen Alpin Lifestyle Hotel, Grindelwald
Nestled at the foot of the world-famous Eiger north face, this luxury chalet hotel blends typical Swiss alpine interior details with contemporary comfort and a peaceful location. Immersed in the green pastures overlooking the village of Grindelwald, you’ll be pampered by its spa and bar—or just enjoy the sun on its welcoming Alp-facing terrace.
Le Grand Bellevue, Gstaad
Ideally situated in a small park within walking distance from everything in the famous town of Gstaad, this 5-star hotel and spa built in 1912 and recently renovated exudes an easy, playful sophistication. Stroll to town for some shopping, enjoy the world-class spa or simply relax in your chic room or the hotel’s green grounds.
Travelling with B&R is an over-the-top experience. It seems that every moment from exploring in the breathtaking countryside to the luxury hotels, the food, the wine, the other travellers, and the excellent guides—all are the most memorable. The hardest part of the trip is the return to reality!— Betsy Sampliner
The activities are designed to be fun for the whole family, with a mix of hiking, mountain biking, rafting and various exciting descents. While daily distances are generally short, your guide will adapt the routes if you’d like to dial it up a notch.
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- Five nights hotel accommodation
- Meals as indicated – five breakfasts, five lunches and three dinners, including beverages
- Services of one B&R guide
- All special experts and activities as detailed
- A bicycle, helmet & water bottle for the 3rd day of the trip
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All baggage transportation
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
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