Head to our hometown of Interlaken. This cozy mountain village of Interlakenis home to some of the most epic skiing and snowboarding in the world. Cruise winding mountain runs while taking in views of the expansive Swiss Alps before stopping for a delicious lunch of Swiss Rösti and a hot drink at the lodge. After a day on the slopes, unwind with Switzerland’s famously delicious chocolate. If you're skipping skiing altogether, indulge in a relaxing day at the spa or explore the picturesque town surrounded by crystal blue lakes. Following your fondue dinner, experience the Swiss Alps after sunset with a moonlit nightsled ride that will leave you breathless!
Please note: Based on past years' weather, we can not guarantee availability of snow-based activities. However, those participating in trips during these weekends will still be able to participate in other adventure activities not involving snow.
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The trip departs Florence from the Santa Maria Novella train station. The meeting point is Piazza della Stazione, 50, next to the Santa Maria Novella train station. Please meet your trip leader 30 minutes prior to departure. Travel to Interlaken is by private luxury coach with A/C, DVD, and toilet. We make one 45 minute stop. We play DVDs through the duration of the trip. Upon arrival in Interlaken, we will immediately check into our accommodation.
Your personal schedule for the weekend will be based on the activities you choose to do. Activities include skiing or snowboarding, skydiving, paragliding, Zurich day trip, night sledding, snowshoeing, chocolate shows, hiking, plus loads more. On Saturday there will be an optional day trip to Zurich (if trip meets required numbers). Some activities are weather permitting so plan accordingly. Consult your Bus2alps Trip Leader or hostel staff for recommendations and weather updates. Meet your trip leader in the hostel reception if you would like any information on activities.
We will depart Interlaken for Florence on Sunday afternoon. If you plan to do any activities, please inform the outdoor company what time you need to return by.
**Bus2alps guests get 5% off most extreme activities.** All activities are weather dependent.
Skiing/Snowboarding: Full rentals (board/skis, boots, and winter clothing) are available. The mountain region is called Jungfrau and consists of four main peaks with tons of open skiable terrain.
Swiss Alps Fest: Dance the night away in the famous Alpine town of Grindelwald. Compete in a kock-out sled race to win travel prizes!
Beginner Ski or Snowboard Package: Package includes rentals, lift ticket, instructor, and transportation to the mountain. Needs a minimum amount of participants to run.
Nightsledding: Go back to your childhood gliding down a moonlit trail deep in the Swiss mountains. Traditional Swiss Fondue dinner is included.
Snowshoe Trekking: Get your hiking fix while quelling your Alpine fix.
Skydiving: Freefall for 45 seconds over the beautiful Swiss Alps from 13,000 feet up. Heli-Skydiving is also available. Video and photos available at additional cost.
Paragliding: Suspend yourself well above the Swiss countryside, held on only by a parachute and your experienced guide helping you steer.
Jungfraujoch - The Top of Europe: Head 2,061 meters up by cog train to see the best views of the beautiful Swiss Alps.
Winter Adventure Park: This is a winter forest adventure of wooden bridges, tarzan swings and zip lines.
Swiss Food & Culture Tour: Visit a local farm, see cows and taste milk and cheese fresh from production, and then taste some of the world's best chocolate.
Funky Chocolate Club: Create your very own version of the famous Swiss Chocolate at this workshop.
Zurich Day Trip: Spend your day in the shopping capital and largest city of Switzerland. Private round trip transport is provided by Bus2alps.
Casino Kursaal: Table games do not open until night. You need a passport in order to enter the casino.
Interlaken Pub Crawl: Join locals in seeing the best nightlife spots that Interlaken has to offer.
Victoria Jungrau Spa: With treatments ranging from simple massages to full-day wellness, the spa is a great place to stretch out your muscles after a day on the mountain.
Ice Skating: Located a short walk from our accommodation is Interlaken’s Ice Rink. There are several open skate sessions throughout the day.