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Whitewater Rafting Guide To River Trips


Although Switzerland is known for its chocolate, Swiss Army Knives, and banks, the Swiss Alps also provide great rafting opportunities. Rafting trips in Switzerland offer dramatic scenery in the Swiss Alps. Some trips float through quaint Swiss towns and others meander through lush alpine valleys.

Aare River Rafting Trips (Class I-II):
This beginner float trip through charming Swiss towns is a great way to see the countryside and culture.

Arve River Rafting Trips (Class III-IV):
A scenic rafting trip over six small waterfalls.

Lütschine River Rafting Trips (Class IV+):
Just outside Interlaken, this glacial river is an excellent intermediate run.

Rhine River Rafting Trips (Class III-IV):
Called the "Swiss Grand Canyon," the Rhine river is great for intermediate rafters and adventurous beginners.

Rhone River Rafting Trips (Class III & IV):
Flowing through the Bernese and Pennine Alps, the Rhone offers dramatic scenery and outstanding whitewater.

Saane / Sarine River Rafting Trips (Class III-IV):
Just outside of the famous Interlaken, the high-volume Saane / Sarine River flows through a narrow gorge.

Simme River Rafting Trips (Class III-IV):
The Simmer meanders through green pastures in a high alpine valley with unusual river rafting wildlife: speckled cows!

More About Rafting in Switzerland

Interlaken is well-known for adventure sports ranging from paragliding to cycling and it is a great place to base an adventure vacation. Several rafting trips are based out of this picturesque Swiss village. With snowcapped mountains, Swiss chalets, and some of the most stunning scenery in Europe, the Alps are the perfect place to plan a whitewater rafting excursion.