FAQ's - Outdoor Interlaken

Where can I park my car?

Parking is available 100m from our summer base at the Ice skating hall car park on Hauptstrasse 15 Matten.

What should I bring with me?

For all water activities you will need swimming clothes and a towel, and any medication you would normally carry on you (eg. Ventalin, Antihistamines, Insulin).  For trips away from Interlaken we recommend bringing a small day pack and some cash which can be safely left in the bus during the trip.

Can I bring a waterproof camera with me?

No.  Carrying a camera with you can cause damages and injuries as there is no safe way to carry it while wearing a wetsuit.  It can also cause problems when you are distracted by taking photos or filming instead of concentrating what you should be doing during the trip.  You can of course bring a camera for the scenic drive before and after the trip.

How many people fit in one raft?

Eight passengers plus one guide.

Is there a weight limit for certian activities?

The maximum weight ranges from 110kg (243lbs) to 130kg (287lbs) depending on the activity. However, it is at the discretion of the trip leader and guides as to who is physically appropriate to participate.  Details on the exact weight restrictions can be found on the information pdf which can be downloaded from the trip details page for your activity.

What if there is bad weather?

Sometimes outdoor activities can be affected by weather conditions but it is difficult to predict exactly how the weather will be until a few days before the trip.  For any uncertainties please contact us closer to the departure date, in case the trip cannot depart we will try to either accommodate you on another date or activity or refund your booking.

What is the cancellation policy?

We require 48 hours notice for cancellations of individual bookings of up to 8 participants . Please visit our terms and conditions page for a complete description of our cancellation policy.

Do I need canyoning experience for Chli Schliere?

Previous experience is not required, but you do need to be athletic, confident in water and confident with heights.  If you are not comfortable jumping from the 10m diving platform in a swimming pool, or not confident swimming in moving water, then Canyoning Grimsel or Canyoning Interlaken is better suited to you.

Are there group discounts?

Group discounts are available for groups of 15 participants or more.  Group bookings entail different cancellation policies.

I paid for my trip online but it was later cancelled, when will I receive my refund?

Your refund was issued on the day of the cancellation but it can take up to 2 weeks for the banks to transfer the money back.  Please be patient and if you have any problems contact us directly.

I booked online but did not receive my ticket?

After booking online there can be delay until payment is received.  Once payment is confirmed you will receive a confirmation email with a pdf ticket attachment.  If you do not receive this, please check your spam folder and/or make sure you entered a valid email address when making the booking.  If you still have problems please contact us.

Will showers and changing rooms be available on my trip?

We have showers and changing rooms at our Interlaken summer base.  There are no showers or changing rooms on trips away from Interlaken, but you may still use the facilities at our summer base before and after your trip.

Can my children use the ropes course?

Yes, but there are some height restrictions. Minimum size: Butterfly 1.00 m / Chamios and Lizard 1.20m / all other courses 1.40m (8 in total). Children under 12 years only with adults supervision. Children under 18 years must bring a declaration of consent signed by parent.  (download here).

Is it possible to pay in cash?

Yes. We require your credit card details to make the reservation but you can pay cash on arrival. We accept Swiss Franks and Euros (Euro prices will be adapted to the daily exchange rate). Please contact us directly.

Can I participate even though I have a medical condition?

Some medical conditions may prohibit you from participation but most will not. If you do have a medical condition, it is very important that that you inform our staff prior to participation. If you require medication for your condition (eg. Ventalin, Antihistamines, Insulin), you will need to bring that with you incase it is needed.

What's the highest jump on my canyoning tour?

The highest jump in Canyoning Interlaken is 6m / 18ft (optional).  

The highest jump in Canyoning Grimsel is 8m / 24ft (optional).  

The highest jump in Canyoning Chli Schliere is 9m / 27ft (not optional).