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Switzerland - Adelboden & Our Chalet

Guides Switzerland

In the summer the mountainous landscape of the Bernese Oberland invites you to enjoy over 300 kilometres of well-groomed hiking and mountain biking trails from where you will experience spectacular panoramic views of the unspoilt alpine landscapes and traditional Swiss chalets below. The idyllic village of Adelboden is picture-perfect in every way and as the home to the WAGGGS World Centre, Our Chalet, it is the perfect summer holiday destination for Guide and Senior Section groups.

There is so much to do in and around Adelboden that there will never be a dull moment and with the reliable and unique public transport system, getting around the region couldn’t be any easier! When the sun is out opt for swimming in the local outdoor pool, cycling and river rafting and if the rain passes through for a short time then pack your day full of activities such as indoor rock climbing or ice skating. Sampling some of the local cuisine, including the famous Swiss fondue, is always a fun evening activity and comes highly recommended by our representatives who are always on-hand to offer you advise or just a friendly face.

Find out what the Venture Abroad reps got up to in India, Iceland, Adelboden, Kandersteg and De Kluis.

Some comments from Lapley Guides

Posted on 1 September 2013, Category: Adelboden

“It has been an absolutely great holiday and was better than I expected.” “I really enjoyed the Schilthorn and Bond World. The glacier lake was good but freezing cold!” “I have enjoyed everything but my favourite was tobogganing. It was really good and I went really fast!” “This holiday was a once in a lifetime...

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At the Schilthorn with James Bond

Posted on 23 August 2013, Category: Adelboden

The Lapley Division Guides took 4 buses, 8 cable cars and 6 trains all in all on a round trip to the Schilthorn, famous for being the filming location of the James Bond film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. There was a James Bond exhibition at the summit, with lots of interactive activities that the...

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Rafting with 1st Staines

Posted on 23 August 2013, Category: Adelboden

1st Staines scouts started their action packed holiday with a white water rafting trip down the Luetschine River and ended with a dip in Lake Brienz, with fantastic views all the way! It was a great day out, and after putting on the wetsuits and gear there was a short safety talk about what to...

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Activities

Exclusively for our Swiss trips, we have created a set itinerary of activities to ensure you get the most out of your time away. With a range of budgets catered for, you simply choose the package that suits you.

Our mid-range package:

  • Lauterbrunnen, Trummelbach falls, Murren
  • Our Chalet guided tour, Woodcarver and Cholorenschlucht
  • Engstligenalp cable car, Cheesemaker visit and Swimming
  • Oeschinnensee cable car in Kandersteg, Scout centre tour
  • Boat trip to Interlaken, St Beatus Caves, Schuh chocolate show
  • Adventure Park (light pass) and Swiss evening
Meals

Venture Abroad can provide various different catering options, which ensures that we can meet the needs of all our groups.

Free grocery delivery: Just let us know what groceries you require and we will deliver them to the chalet ready for your arrival. The cost of the groceries will be payable on arrival to your resort representative.

Food packages: You can buy a set daily catering option from our choice of menus to include the ingredients for two cold and one hot meal. This will be paid for prior to departure and delivered to you in resort.

Hot food delivery: We can arrange for hot meals to be delivered to your chalet when you return from the adventures of the day. Prices start from £7.00 per person for a three course meal. Advance order required.

Prices
Depart UK Accommodation Days/Nights Self-catering price pp
Thurs 24th July 2014 Chalet 10 days and 7 nights £388
Thurs 31st July 2014 Chalet 10 days and 7 nights £378
Thurs 7th Aug 2014 Chalet 10 days and 7 nights £378
Thurs 14th Aug 2014
Chalet 10 days and 7 nights £378
Thurs 21rd Aug 2014 Chalet 10 days and 7 nights £388

What's Included

  • Return coach journey on a 49 seat executive coach on our unique shuttle program
  • Pick up from your preferred departure point within 250 miles of Dover based on a minimum group size of 40 passengers
  • Ferry crossings Dover / Calais /Dover
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in self-catering chalet accommodation (based on a minimum of 20 people per chalet)
  • On-site VA representative services
  • Full tour and itinerary planning
  • Re-assurance of our 24 hour emergency contact service
  • Luggage labels for the group plus payment cards on request
  • All tourist taxes included in the tour price
  • VAT (at current rate) on tour operator’s margin (non-reclaimable)
  • Drawstring bag (one per passenger)

Every group will receive our brand new Fun Files Booklet free of charge – find out more!

Sample Itinerary

Day 1: You board the coach and settle in for your overnight journey across the channel and onwards to Switzerland.

Day 2: As you arrive in resort you will be met by your friendly Venture Abroad representative who will ensure you have everything you need to settle in. Where better to spend your first day than the local open air heated pool?

Day 3: Don your walking boots and set off to Engstligenalp, where you will stop for a picnic and some time to take in the astonishing scenery. Hike back to Adelboden where your afternoon will be filled with an orientation visit of the picturesque village.

Day 4: Travel by bus and train to the other side of the valley and you will find yourself in Kandersteg – a chance to discover Kandersteg International Scout Centre. In the afternoon, take the cable car up to Öschinensee and take a swim in the stunning blue lake. Whilst there, why not try out the summer toboggan?.

Day 5: You couldn’t visit this region of Switzerland without taking the opportunity to visit the WAGGGS World Centre, Our Chalet. After Our Chalet, make your way up to Woodcarver’s workshop where each member of your group will receive a woggle with their name engraved on it. Leave the workshop behind and embark on the Cholorenschlucht hike where you will experience some great views of this stunning gorge.

Day 6: Under the supervision of the Alpinschule guides, spend the day flying across the river with a zip wire, abseiling down the riverbank from the bridge and navigating your way through a ropes course.

Day 7: Travel by a traditional old Swiss Railway and take the Niesenbahn to a mountain summit from which you have wonderful panoramic views of the mountains, valleys and lakes. In the afternoon, return to Adelboden and relax in the chalet before taking part in the Swiss Evening at a local hotel.

Day 8: Ascend to 1,940m via the Tschentenalp Cable Car for a spectacular view of the Bernese Oberland. Make the descent back down to Adelboden village where you will enjoy your final afternoon.

Day 9: Say “so long” to your Venture Abroad representative and Adelboden as you board your coach bound for the UK. On your way home, stop in Thun for a walk along the edge of one of the largest lakes in Switzerland.

Day 10: Arrive home from an unforgettable Guide Holiday in Switzerland!

Swiss Chalets

After a jam-packed day, why not return to the comforts of your own typically Swiss chalet to relax? Accommodating 31 or 32 people, the chalets offer modern facilities such as central heating, hot water and fully equipped bathroom and kitchen facilities, whilst retaining much of their traditional charm and wooden features from when they were originally built.

 
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