We had a very early start after our first night’s sleep – up at 6am to pack and prepare for the Aare float trip.

We took the 8.12am train from Kandersteg along a glorious route through valleys and past lakes to Thun. Here we filled 3 inflatable rafts and launched into the icy clear blue water of the Aare river – the big surprise was that the water was actually quite warm! We shot rapids (in the boats) and all jumped in and out of the boats as we floated down river to Berne.

At Berne, we found another outdoor swimming pool and then walked up into the City Centre and along the stunning main streets of the Swiss Capital via the famous Bear Park to the railway station and then back home in time for the barbeque supper.

Another fab day!