If you are looking for a fun and delicious way to enjoy the Swiss Alps in winter, you might want to try sledding with a fondue backpack. This unique activity combines two of Switzerland’s most famous traditions: sledding and cheese fondue.
Sledding with a Fondue Backpack
Sledding, or tobogganing, is a popular winter sport in Switzerland and the Jungfrau region, in particular, offers some of the most scenic and thrilling sledging routes in the country, with views of the majestic Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. Here, just above Interlaken you can find over 100 kilometres of managed sled runs for every level.
One of the highlights of the Jungfrau region is the Big Pintenfritz, the longest sled run in the world, which stretches for 15 kilometres from the Faulhorn to Grindelwald. This amazing sledding run requires some fitness, stamina and effort as to reach the starting point, you need to hike for about 2.5 hours uphill from the First mountain station. Strap your fondue backpack to your sled and conveniently drag it up the mountain where you then get rewarded by your own private fondue feast. The backpack contains everything you need to make a cheese fondue on the go: a pot, a burner, bread, cheese, multiple sides, wine, cups, cutlery and even some Swiss chocolate for desert.
With the fluffy sheeps skin and insulated picnic blanket you can make yourself a comfortable seat on top of the sled to enjoy your fondue feast to the max.
Once you reach the Faulhorn, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Bernese Alps and the lakes of Brienz and Thun. Then, you can find a cozy spot to set up your fondue picnic and enjoy the warm and gooey cheese with bread and wine. After your meal, you can hop on your sled and zoom down the long and winding run to Grindelwald, passing by forests, meadows and frozen waterfalls.
Another option for sledding with a fondue backpack is the Jungfrau Eiger Run, a 13-kilometre route from the Eigergletscher station to Grindelwald. This run is more varied and challenging than the Big Pintenfritz, with gradients of up to 36 per cent and curves that require tactical manoeuvres. Along the way, you can admire the stunning views of the Eiger north face and the Bernese Alps.
Other great sledding options with a fondue backpack are Kleine Scheidegg to Wengen or from Allmend above Mürren back to the village in Mürren. This latter one is a bit shorter and super nice for beginners.
Book Sledding with a Fondue Backpack
You can pick up your snow sled and fondue backpack daily between 7:30am-11:00am from the Adventure Hostel Interlaken. Reserve your Sledding & Fondue Backpack package latest one day before (4pm latest) your desired date by sending an email to email@example.com
The price of 55CHF per person includes a Full & well equipped fondue backpack (with cheese, dippers/sides, wine, cutlery, a thermos of hot tea, sweet desert, fondue spices,….) a wooden sled, sheep skin & insulated picnic blanket.
or….Night Sledding & Fondue
If you are looking for a more adventurous and romantic experience, you can also try night sledding with a fondue feast at the fondue villa from Interlaken. You can travel from Interlaken high into the Swiss Alps, take in the starlit winter panorama and then zip down the 1-hour long sled run. Afterwards you will stop at the fondue villa & garden to enjoy a traditional cheese fondue feast by candlelight.
Sledding with a fondue backpack is a fun and delicious way to enjoy the Swiss Alps in winter. It combines the thrill of sledding with the comfort of cheese fondue, and offers some of the most beautiful views of the Jungfrau region. Whether you choose the longest, the most varied or the most romantic sled run, you are sure to have an unforgettable experience.