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Lake Thun region - Day trip and hiking suggestions

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Boat dock in Spiez

Boat dock and harbour of Spiez.
© H. Heij

Activities in the Lake Thun region

A boat trip over Lake Thun is highly recommended. So are scenic train rides, hiking paths along the lake and visits to mountain tops, such as the Niesen. Find our favorite activities in the Lake Thun area below.


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GoldenPass line

Beautiful scenic train ride between Lucerne and Montreux, via the Bernese Oberland lakes.


Boat trip Lake Thun

Enjoy the views while relaxing on the boat on beautiful Lake Thun.

  • Attraction type: Natural site, Lake;
    Scenic trip, By boat
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Lake Thun (Bernese Oberland)
  • Duration: 1 day or less

Lötschberg Mountain Railway

A beautiful scenic train ride connecting the regions of Bern, Lake Thun, the Kander valley and the Valais.



The pyramid shaped mountain with a hotel, restaurant and 360°-view over Lake Thun and the Bernese Alps.

Free cancellationAt least one (usually all) retailers listed here offer free cancellation for this activity

Year-round paragliding from Beatenberg to Interlaken

This flight is available all year round, as long as the weather is good. It's a scenic tandem flight with views of Lake Thun, Lake Brienz, Interlaken and the Bernese Alps.

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Holiday packages Bernese Oberland

Packages for a low-paced stay in the Bernese Oberland. You'll have one base and plenty of time for excursions. The train from the border/airport is included, as well as the hotel and a 50% discount on excursions. Offered by Jungfrau Tours, a Swiss travel specialist with 35 years of experience.

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Niederhorn - Waldegg

Wonderful route with lots of views all around the Bernese Oberland.

  • Hiking time: 3h00
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 1202 - 2056 m
  • Distance: 8.4 km
  • Terrain: meadow, forest
  • Region: Lake Thun (Bernese Oberland)

Faulensee - Spiez

Explore the village of Spiez, its marina and Lake Thun in less than 2 hours.

  • Hiking time: 1h40
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 557 - 672 m
  • Distance: 7.7 km
  • Terrain: vineyard, town, along lake, valley, forest
  • Region: Lake Thun (Bernese Oberland)
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