Switzerland (Adelboden)

Where mountains stretch as far as the eye can see, beckoning adventurers to their summits, the Berner Oberland is a place where beautiful valleys line crystal-clear lakes and charming Swiss towns are tucked between lofty mountain peaks.

From £410pp

With stunning surroundings to explore and magnificent mountain-tops to ascend, Adelboden is an Apline paradise. Add to the mix a range of exciting activities, as well as the chance to visit WAGGGS World Centre, Our Chalet, and you’ve got yourself the perfect adventure. Guaranteed to inspire your love of the great outdoors and your appreciation of WAGGGS global initiatives, a trip to Adelboden is a trip to remember.

Visit WAGGGS World Centre, Our Chalet
Explore the stunning Swiss Alps
Try a range of exciting activities
Stay in traditional Swiss chalets
  • 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
  • What’s Included

    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

    Please note all 2019 dates are now sold out. Our availability for 2020 is listed below:

    Thursday 23rd July 2020                  £410

    Thursday 30th July 2020                  £420

    Thursday 6th August 2020               £410

    Thursday 13th August 2020             £410

    Thursday 20th August 2020             £420

    ** Prices are based on 2019. Please allow for a 7-10% increase for 2020. Prices will be confirmed in Spring 2019.

  • Sample Itinerary

    Day 1

    Board your coach for your overnight journey across the channel where your Adelboden adventure awaits!

    Day 2

    As you arrive in Adelboden, you’ll be met by your Venture Abroad Representative who will give you a tour of the site and make sure you have everything you need to settle in. Explore the surrounding area and get your bearings or chill out after your journey at the local open-air pool!

    Day 3

    Strap on your walking boots and make your way to Engstligenalp, admiring the beautiful alpine scenery as you go. Stop off for a picnic before heading back to Adelboden where you can spend the remainder of the day exploring the picturesque village.

    Day 4

    Take a train ride to the other side of the valley to explore Kandersteg and make a visit to Kandersteg International Scout Centre. In the afternoon, take the cable car up to Öschinensee and enjoy a swim in the crystal clear lake. Have a go on the thrilling summer toboggan before returning to Adelboden for the evening.

    Day 5

    Today, your group will have the chance to visit the WAGGGS World Centre, Our Chalet – a highlight for many groups travelling to Adelboden. Following your time at Our Chalet, make your way up to the Woodcarver’s workshop where each member of your group will receive a woggle with your name engraved on it! With new woggles on your neckerchiefs, embark on the Cholorenschlucht hike to admire the stunning gorge before returning to Adelboden for the evening.

    Day 6

    Take a boat trip to the beautiful town of Interlaken. Visit the impressive St Beatus Caves, learn the Swiss confectionary secrets at the Schuh Chocolate Show and browse the local shops for souvenirs before returning by boat to Adelboden.

    Day 7

    Explore more of the stunning Swiss scenery with a trip to the mighty Trümmelbach Falls. Stand behind the thundering glacier waterfalls and admire this beautiful natural wonder (don’t forget your raincoat!). Return to Adelboden before taking part in the traditional Swiss Evening, complete with yodelling and fondue!

    Day 8

    Take the Tschentenalp Cable Car up to 1,940m to admire spectacular views of the Bernese Oberland. Make the descent back down to Adelboden village and spend the remainder of your final day at leisure.

    Day 9 and 10

    Say ‘Adieu’ to Switzerland and begin your return coach journey to the UK.

  • Accommodation


    Your group will have sole occupancy of a traditional Swiss chalet that can accommodate up to 32 people. Self-catering facilities give your group the flexibility to plan your meals to fit in with your daily activities.

Star rating

A really magical experience. Miss Kirsty Smith, 4th High Barnet Guides, Adelboden 2017

A really magical experience that opened the girls’ eyes, got them outside in the fresh air laughing and building their friendships, challenged them and transformed them.

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