Strandbad Brienz, Extreme, Adventure

Get to know Lake Brienz on top of a paddleboard

Jean Pierre Contasti

Within the Bernese Alps, you’ll be surprised by a long mirror of turquoise-colored water. In other words, as you arrive at Lake Brienz, the uppermost of a couple of lakes in the be sure to enjoy this incredible setting. Surely, in a one-of-a-kind experience, you’ll be able to explore it in a very peculiar way, over a stand-up paddleboard (SUP). Above all, in a unique guided tour, you’ll get to know this beautiful Swiss destination.

Panoramic view of an elongated, turquoise-colored lake
Turquoise waters from Lake Brienz, an alpine lake in Switzerland | Photo by Gabrielle Merk

Start by reaching the Strandbad, a beach in the town of Brienz, and take a first look into the lake’s waters. Over there, your coach will instruct you on the use of a SUP, and once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll commence your 2-hour-long tour. Subsequently, don your gear and jump on top of the SUP, from which an adventure is about to start. Certainly, as you paddle over the water, you’ll get close to towering cliffs and forested hillsides, that along the tiny and charming villages that have grown around Lake Brienz, make it one of the loveliest locations in Switzerland.

Adult male with neoprene suit, on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP)
Explore an incredible Swiss lake aboard a paddleboard | Photo by Julita Pasja

Afterwards, as you return ashore, you can relax on the beach and lay down in order to sunbathe. Later on, be sure to approach any of the nearby dining options, as you calm the hunger and quench the thirst. You’ll be able, if that’s your desire, to book accommodation in any of the many close-by chalets, or even camp by the lakeside. To sum up, have water-based fun while exploring the ever-marvelous Lake Brienz, an alpine gem.

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