Interlaken Must Do: Go Paragliding, Visit a Cheese Farm & Dip in an Alpine Lake

Interlaken, Switzerland, is a place where adventure meets relaxation. Towering mountains embrace glistening lakes, creating a playground for the intrepid explorer. But where do you start? Don't worry, thrill-seekers, cheese lovers, culture sniffers & lake lover, we've got you covered with the Interlaken Activity Highlights and ultimate Must Do Activities! This itinerary packs in the very best of Interlaken: soaring through the skies, indulging in cheesy goodness, and cooling off in a picture-perfect alpine lake. It is designed to immerse you in local culture, soak up breathtaking scenery, savour local food and end the day with a touch of magic.

Morning: A Cheesy Alpine (Whey-ful!) Start

Our adventure begins at a charming alpine cheese farm. Forget the generic factory cheese tours of Gruyere or Emmental – here, at this picturesque Alpine dairy and cheese farm you'll be greeted by a fantastic breakfast featuring fresh local produce and, of course, a selection of delectable cheeses. Imagine home made jams with slices of Zopf bread (braided sweet bread) or drizzled with honey and creamy 'Alpkäse'. The latter is the famous cheese only produced in Summer time on the high Alpine Swiss pastures. Homemade and smoked sausages, mountain herbal ice tea and a lot of coffee and tea are included as well....

After breakfast, delve into the fascinating world of Swiss cheesemaking. Join around the giant copper cheesemaking pot and learn about the generations-old traditions, from the gentle art of milking cows to the addition of starter culture, temperature control, rennet and meticulous aging process in cool cellars. See firsthand the tools and techniques used to transform simple milk into culinary masterpieces.

But the fun doesn't stop there! Get ready to roll up your sleeves and get cheesy! Under the watchful eye of experienced cheesemakers, you'll get to craft your own small wheel of cheese. The satisfaction of creating your own culinary souvenir is unmatched!



But it doesn't stop there: take a whey bath. Something quite a little different but oh so good and oh so much fun.. Did you know whey, a byproduct of cheesemaking, has amazing skin benefits? Treat yourself to a unique and relaxing whey bath. Dip your tired feet or take the plunge for a full-body soak – the warm whey is known to leave your skin feeling silky smooth.


Other things to do around the alpine cheesefarm are visiting the cheese storage cellar, a meet & greet with the cows (and maybe some cow cuddling) and another round of food (early lunch) consisting of rösti with an egg (hashbrowns with egg).

Afternoon: Chill at and Dip in an Alpine Lake

After a fulfilling morning, it's time to cool off in the pristine waters of an alpine lake. Interlaken boasts two gems: Lake Brienz, a turquoise marvel nestled between dramatic cliffs, and Lake Thun, with its calm waters and gentle slopes. The latter is easily accessed from the Adventure Hostel by either a 20min walk or a 3 stop bus ride. Head to Neuhaus for the best bathing and lakeside beach area.

Rent a paddleboard or kayak and explore the lake at your own pace. Glide across the glassy surface, surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery. Breathe in the fresh alpine air and soak up the tranquility. Feeling more relaxed? Simply spread out a towel on the shore and soak up the sun, listening to the gentle lapping of waves.


TIP: Read the 'Interlaken's best summer swimming spots' article for more epic lakeside swimming spots in the Jungfrau region.


Evening: Sunset Paragliding

As the afternoon sun starts to cast a golden glow on the mountains, it's time for the pièce de résistance: a paragliding flight at sunset. Soar through the sky as the world transforms into a breathtaking canvas of fiery oranges, pinks, and purples. Witness the majestic peaks bathed in the golden light, creating a memory that will stay with you forever.

Imagine the feeling of weightlessness as you glide alongside majestic birds, the cool mountain air invigorating your senses. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will leave you speechless (in the best way possible!).


Soar into the sun with Interlaken's oldest, most reputable and best paragliding company AlpinAir


Interlaken Activity Highlights are a must do in Switzerland

As the last rays of sunlight dip below the horizon, you'll land with a heart full of exhilaration and a camera full of stunning memories. This Interlaken adventure is a perfect blend of cultural immersion, relaxation, and heart-pounding thrills. So come, explore the magic of Switzerland, and let Interlaken show you why it's the Queen of the Swiss Alps