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RACLETTE RAFTING

Imagine gliding on a raft through calm waters from Bönigen to Unterseen, indulging in a traditional Swiss raclette dinner under the stars. This blog will explore everything you need to know about this one-of-a-kind activity, ensuring you're well-prepared for an evening filled with Swiss tradition, local stories, flavors, and serene views.

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Difficulty

Easy

Dining under the stars

1.5h (approx)

Limitations

Min. age 8

Highlights

Serene mountain views.
Traditional Swiss cuisine.
Cruising through the city of Interlaken, passing by ships, gliding under bridges, and enjoying the city lights.
Entertaining local stories.
  • Meeting Points

    You'll either be picked up from the base or any other pick-up point of your choice. 

    Pro tip:If you're starting your journey from the Outdoor base in Interlaken, it's advisable not to leave your belongings there. Instead, leave them in the van. You're unlikely to return to the base, but the van will be waiting for you at the end of your trip, ensuring your items are safe and accessible.

  • Gear up

    This might be the easiest trip to gear up for since the only thing you need to do is to put on a life jacket.

    Pro tip: put on some extra layers underneath since it gets chilly while sitting on a lake for 1.5h

  • Hop on the raft

    With the guide's help, you'll come on board for a one-of-a-kind experience.

  • Cheese, tea, wine and potatoes

    Besides your guide outlining the plan for the evening, you'll be filling your plate with hot potatoes, pickled veggies, melting cheese in the pan, and filling your cups with tea and white wine.

  • Relax!

    Your guide is rowing the raft, and your mission is to enjoy the meal while making the most of your experience. Engage in interesting conversations and remember to look up once in a while, because the night sky and the mountains are what make Interlaken an exceptionally special place.

  • Arrival in Unterseen

    It's important to know that you'll arrive in Unterseen and from there you'll need to either walk or find a public transport.

Dress up warm - sitting on a raft that is floating on water that comes straight from a glacier can get quite chilly.

They have blankets for you on the raft but that might not be enough.

Bring a camera that is capable of taking photos and videos in low-light situations. Also, remember to use #ShareTheAdventure and #OutdoorAwards to participate in the company's campaigns.

  • There is no parking available at the base in Interlaken; however, parking is typically available at the nearby hockey hall.
  • The guide has the flexibility to adjust the time spent on the lake based on the group's comfort with the cold.
  • Self-service is required for dining on the raft: serving potatoes, pouring wine and tea, and melting cheese, as the guide will primarily be occupied with rowing the raft.

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