Guide Trips to Switzerland (Adelboden)

A nostalgic trip for leaders, a new adventure for Guides

From £430pp

Where mountains stretch as far as the eye can see, a trip to Adelboden is something every Guide should experience. Home to WAGGGS World Centre, Our Chalet, there’s no better place that captures the true spirit of adventure and friendship, all against the spectacular Swiss Alps. Where flower-bedecked chalets sit amongst traditional villages, and activities range from scenic cable car rides to local workshops, a Guide trip to Switzerland is the epitome of rural adventure.

Another WAGGGS World Centre to tick off your list
Stay in traditional Swiss chalets
Excellent public transport links
  • Summer Set Departure Dates & Prices

    Perfect for smaller groups, our set departure coach service runs throughout the summer on the following dates, allowing you to share with other groups to keep costs down.

    10 days, 7 nights including:

    • Return coach travel
    • Return Channel crossings
    • On-site Venture Abroad Representative
    • Sole occupancy of a self-catering chalet
    • Full tour and itinerary planning
    • 1 x drawstring bag per passenger
    • Luggage labels for the group
    • Travel insurance
    • Catering options can be provided at an additional cost (grocery delivery, food packages or hot food delivery)

    Departure dates

    Our availability for 2020 is listed below:

    Thursday 23rd July 2020                   £430  SOLD OUT

    Thursday 30th July 2020                   £440  SOLD OUT

    Thursday 6th August 2020               £430  SOLD OUT

    Thursday 13th August 2020               £430  SOLD OUT

    Thursday 20th August 2020              £440  SPECIAL OFFER NOW £430

    2021 dates now available, get in touch for more details.

    But you can travel any time of the year with our tailor-made service, just speak to our team!

     

    Accommodation

    Here are our 2 chosen chalets for our summer set departure trips for 2020:

    Egghaus 6 (Hari’s Chalets)

    Ideally located between Our Chalet and the village centre, Egghaus 6 is an excellent option for smaller groups. Sleeping up to 32 people, it features self-catering facilities, as well as a large playing field with a BBQ area, table tennis and plenty of outdoor space.

    • Beautiful former farmhouse with a cosy chalet atmosphere
    • Ideal central location
    • Great for smaller groups (sleeps up to 32)

     

    Bonderlen 1 (Hari’s Chalets)

    This rustic chalet is conveniently based near Our Chalet, sitting on a gentle slope with beautiful mountain views. Sleeping up to 31 people, you’ll have access to self-catering facilities, a drying room and a games room with table tennis, whilst a large playing field is just nearby.

    • Quiet location with beautiful mountain views
    • Games room and large field nearby
    • Great for smaller groups (sleeps up to 31)
  • Tailor-Made Trips

    You can travel any time of the year by coach, rail or flight with our tailor-made trips from £575pp! Choose from a range of traditional Swiss chalets, where you can enjoy the flexibility of self-catering or opt for pre-arranged food packages. Just tell us when you want to go, and we’ll take care of the rest!

    Accommodation

    Here’s just a small selection of the different sized chalets we offer:

    Alpenflora

    Conveniently located just a short, flat walk from the village centre, the Alpenflora offers a traditional and comfortable chalet experience for larger groups. Sleeping up to 50 people, it’s well equipped with a large kitchen and dining room, as well as a small private garden.

    • Just a short walk from the village centre
    • Excellent self-catering facilities
    • Great for larger groups (sleeps up to 50)

     

    Janz Team

    Janz Team chalet is set in a quiet location just a short, flat walk away from the village centre. Sleeping up to 45 people, it boasts a large commercial kitchen and a first floor dining room with stunning views over the valley, as well as a separate games room on the ground floor.

    • Just a short walk from the village centre
    • Large dining facilities with beautiful valley views
    • Great for smaller groups (sleeps up to 35)

     

    Sonnenrain

    Sleeping a maximum of 43 people, this beautiful chalet is in a great location just a short, flat walk away from the village. It has its own outdoor space and large dining room which can be used for social get-togethers in the evenings.

    • Just a short walk from the village centre
    • Excellent outdoor and communal areas
    • Great for larger groups (sleeps up to 43)

     

    Bonderlen 4 Big One (Hari’s Chalets)

    Great for larger groups and full of character, Bonderlen 4 Big One is based in a small side valley of Adelboden and sleeps up to 53 people. Enjoy access to self-catering facilities, a games room and a drying room, including a large playing field with a BBQ area, table tennis and lots of outdoor space.

    • Located in a small side valley
    • Large outdoor space with leisure facilities
    • Great for larger groups (sleeps up to 53)

     

    Motondo

    This smaller chalet, sleeping a maximum of 30 people, is conveniently located on the main road to the village, but lies tucked away in a peaceful location by the river. There’s a good-sized, private garden area with outdoor games for groups, whilst the chalet itself is bright and airy.

    • Convenient and peaceful location by the river
    • Private garden area with games
    • Great for smaller groups (sleeps up to 30)

    To find out more about all our chalets, speak to our team!

  • Activities

    Exclusive to our Adelboden trips, we offer a selection of set itineraries to ensure you get the most out of your time away. With a range of budgets catered for, simply choose the package that suits you.

    Our mid-range package includes:

    • Visit to Lauterbrunnen, Trümmelbach Falls
    • Our Chalet Guided Tour
    • Visit to local Woodcarver Workshop
    • Visit to Cholorenschlucht Waterfalls
    • Engstligenalp Cable Car Ride
    • Visit to Cheesemaker Workshop
    • Oeschinnensee Cable Car Ride in Kandersteg and Scout Centre Tour
    • Boat trip to Interlaken with visit to St Beatus Caves and Schuh Chocolate Show
    • Adventure Park
    • Swiss evening
  • Sample Itinerary

    Day 1

    Evening:

    Depart by coach and overnight ferry crossing

    Day 2

    Afternoon:

    Arrive in Adelboden for a tour of the site, then explore the area or relax in the local outdoor pool

    Evening:

    Evening at leisure in Adelboden

    Day 3

    Morning:

    Walk to Engstligenalp for beautiful Alpine scenery

    Afternoon:

    Enjoy a picnic before heading back to Adelboden for an afternoon at leisure

    Evening:

    Evening at leisure in Adelboden

    Day 4

    Morning:

    Take the train to Kandersteg and visit Kandersteg International Scout Centre

    Afternoon:

    Cable car to Oschinensee for swimming in the lake and tobogganing

    Evening:

    Evening at leisure in Adelboden

    Day 5

    Morning:

    Visit the WAGGGS World Centre, Our Chalet, and visit the Woodcarver’s Workshop where you’ll receive a woggle with your name engraved on it

    Afternoon:

    Embark on the Cholorenschlucht hike to admire the gorge

    Evening:

    Evening at leisure in Adelboden

    Day 6

    Morning:

    Boat trip to the beautiful town of Interlaken

    Afternoon:

    Visit the impressive St Beatus Caves and the Schuh Chocolate Show, before browsing the local shops

    Evening:

    Return to Adelboden by boat for an evening at leisure

    Day 7

    Morning:

    Visit the Trummelbach Falls

    Evening:

    Traditional Swiss evening of yodelling and fondue

    Day 8

    Morning:

    Take the Tschentenalp cable car for views of the Bernese Oberland

    Afternoon:

    Return to Adelboden village and spend the rest of the day at leisure

    Day 9 & 10

    Depart by coach and ferry back home

Feeling adventurous?
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Once in a lifetime opportunity.Mrs Lucy Whatmore, 1st West Bromwich Guides, Adelboden

This was a once in a lifetime opportunity for our Guides and they have gone away with memories that will last for a lifetime.

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