Valais Outdoor sports

Our most recommended Valais Outdoor sports

From Interlaken: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch Mountain

1. From Interlaken: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch Mountain

Embark on a full-day guided tour to Jungfraujoch from Interlaken. Enjoy a panoramic cable car ride, take in the views of Europe from the Sphinx Observation Terrace, and explore the tunnels of the Ice Palace. Begin your excursion with a coach journey from Interlaken to the mountain resort of Grindelwald. Board the cable car at the Grindelwald Terminal for a spectacular ride to the Eiger Glacier. Change to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. When you reach the top, marvel at the high-alpine wonderland of eternal ice, snow, and rock. Experience the Alpine Sensation adventure tour marking the 100th anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau for breathtaking panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, neighboring countries, and the Aletsch Glacier. Walk through the tunnels of the Ice Palace at the heart of the glacier. Restaurants are available for meals and refreshments. During the descent, pass the holiday resort Wengen and stop at Lauterbrunnen, where the coach awaits for your return trip to Interlaken.

From Zurich: Guided Day Trip to Jungfraujoch with Train Ride

2. From Zurich: Guided Day Trip to Jungfraujoch with Train Ride

Explore the snow-capped mountains of Jungfraujoch, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 2007 for its stunning High Alps scenery, and as the site of Europe’s largest glacier and highest train station. Take a scenic bus journey along the Brünig Pass and the shores of Lake Brienz to the Bernese Oberland. After a break in Interlaken, board the cable car at the Grindelwald Terminal for a spectacular 15-minute ride to the Eiger Glacier by gondola. Change to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. Enjoy stunning views of the triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau as you ride. Immerse yourself in the High-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow, and rock at the top. Experience the adventure tour “Alpine Sensation,” marking the 100-year anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau for the most breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier. Stroll through the tunnels of the Ice Palace in the heart of the glacier for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Descend via the car-free resort of Wengen to Lauterbrunnen, from where the bus takes you back to Zurich.

From Lucerne: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe

3. From Lucerne: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe

Explore the snow-capped mountains of UNESCO-listed Jungfraujoch, the site of Europe's largest glacier. Get immersed in the stunning panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks and Aletsch Glacier from the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau. Your 10-hour excursion begins with a scenic coach journey from Lucerne, along the Brünig Pass and the shores of Lake Brienz to the Bernese Oberland. After a break in Interlaken, board the cable car at the Grindelwald Terminal for a spectacular 15-minute ride to the Eiger Glacier. From there, change to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. From the top of Jungfraujoch, you’ll marvel at the High-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow, and rock. Experience the Alpine Sensation adventure tour, marking the 100th anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau for breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier. Walk along the tunnels of the Ice Palace into the heart of the glacier for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Descend via the resort of Wengen to Lauterbrunnen, where your coach will be waiting to take you back to Lucerne.

Zermatt: Tandem Paragliding with Matterhorn View

4. Zermatt: Tandem Paragliding with Matterhorn View

Zermatt in southern Switzerland’s Valais canton, is one of the most popular mountain resorts renowned for skiing, climbing, and hiking. The town lies below the iconic, pyramid-shaped Matterhorn peak. Here, you have the chance to experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure - a tandem paragliding flight at a 3000-4000-meter altitude. At the meeting point, you’ll be introduced to your instructor, who will give you a presentation on the activity and safety protocols. You’ll take the cable car to the take-off point, as your pilot shares as much as of their knowledge, stories, and anecdotes about Zermatt as you want. Once you’re on the mountain, walk to the take-off point, and hear a short briefing and equipment check. Then, it’s time for the ultimate adventure, as you take a few steps into the air. Now just sit back, relax, and take in the spectacular 360° views over Switzerland, Italy, and France. The pilot will take care of everything, all you have to do is enjoy this magical moment to its fullest. Once you’ve landed, the pilot will download the pictures and videos onto a memory card, ready for you to take home and show off.

Swiss Ski Experience in the Jungfrau Region

5. Swiss Ski Experience in the Jungfrau Region

Enjoy an early morning drive through the beautiful countryside while listening to interesting explanations by your multilingual guide. Grab a bite to eat during a picture stop at the famous mountain resort Interlaken before reaching the ski area of Grindelwald. You will be fitted with the necessary equipment and meet your professional instructor for an exciting afternoon on the gentle slopes at Bodmi arena - a perfect learning environment for ski beginners. During your class, see how your instructor demonstrates the correct techniques and then give it a try yourself and slide across the white snow. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the north face of the Eiger Mountain while skiing the well-prepared slopes. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture these thrilling moments of a once in a lifetime experience. Before starting the return journey, have some leisure time to explore the Alpine village Grindelwald.

Snowkiting School on the Simplon Pass

6. Snowkiting School on the Simplon Pass

Snowkiting or Kite boarding – experience the winter season’s sport of the moment! Throw yourself into a completely new challenge on either skis or snowboard, and be whisked off into the fascinating world of snow kiting in the impressive mountain world of Wallis. For your own safety, the ins-and-outs of snowkiting should be taught at a Kiting school before heading to the mountian. At the IKO Snowkiting School, you can learn all the important maneuvres, get a grip on the basic concept of the sport and master how to handle the kite itself. You’ll learn to harness the forces of nature and to work with them to garner the best from your experiences. With top-quality training under your belt, you’ll quickly become a pro at snowkiting, using wind power to glide over snow and ice. Now that you're ready to practice all that you’ve learned, fun and adventure will soon follow! The Snowkite school in Switzerland offers professional classes for all levels. From beginners through to advanced learners, qualified and expert Snowkite instructors will be at hand to lead lessons. It usually takes beginners only a few hours to learn to navigate their way independently: snowkiting is a lot easier to pick up than kitesurfing on water. Be on top of the trends and don’t let the action pass you by!

Hiking Trip and Push Scooter Adventure in Adelboden

7. Hiking Trip and Push Scooter Adventure in Adelboden

Discover the beautiful Adelboden and its surrounding areas on an iconic Swiss push scooter. You‘ll hike along streets, past rustic farms, and up into the mountain encampments. The well-known Vogellisi Way starts here. The hiking trip will take you past sculptures, mountain streams, fields of flowers, and you'll be able to stop and marvel at gorgeous scenic viewpoints. Once over the Gilbachegge, you'll be at Sillerenbühl. By prior arrangement, well-deserved refreshments will await your arrival at the top. Refreshments will comprise a Vogellisi plate with delicious regional specialties like Hobel cheese, bacon, sausage, and Bündnerfleisch (dried meat). Optionally, you could take part in the Älpler Olympics and get stuck in with funny activities like cow milking. If the farming lifestyle doesn't tickle your fancy, you can also continue on your walkabouts, taking in the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Later, you'll board your push scooter and navigate your way back through the 45km of unique scenery to Adelboden. The scooters are easy to operate and will offer you sublime scenic views on your journey back.

Bern: Private 54-Minute Jura and Seeland Helicopter Flight

8. Bern: Private 54-Minute Jura and Seeland Helicopter Flight

Meet the friendly staff at Bern-Belp airport. After a short safety briefing, you will take a seat in the helicopter.  The next 54 minutes will go by quickly as you experience a breathtaking helicopter flight. Start by flying over the towns of Biel, Delémont and St. Ursanne. From there, continue to the windmills of St. Imier, the Chasseral mountain and the Creux-du-Van rockface. After flying over Lake Neuchâtel, you will be able to admire the wonderful views of Lake Murten. You'll also see the Bernese and Vaud Alps over the terrace of Mont Vully. After a safe landing back at Bern airport, you will receive a souvenir. You will also be able to download pictures from your flight without any extra costs.

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Well managed trip, our guide Vladimir provided recommendations on what to do, which helped balance the time between different activities.

親切丁寧に対応していただきました。撮影もたっぷりしていただいて大満足のツアーでした。撮影代もクレジット対応して支払い、撮影したデータ受信も大変スムーズです。

Easy meeting point in Interlaken. Great bus to train/cog. Excellent views.

Best to do without worrying the logistics of going up to the mountain!

Our guide was very helpful. The location is beautiful.