Scouts on the river

Activity overview

Float down the majestic Aare river on custom designed river tubes and enjoy the beautiful scenery as the current sweeps you along.

The trip begins in the city of Thun and ends in the UNESCO world heritage city of Bern. No paddling is required. Just float down and enjoy the ride. All participants must be competent swimmers and adult leader supervision is essential.


Meeting time & place: 10:17 in Uttigen train station (old wooden building next to the station)/10.00 if going by own transport

Finish time & place: 14:00 in Bern Eichholz

  • Price Adult weekdays: CHF 45.00 (CHF 55.00 weekend price)
  • Price Child weekdays: CHF 45.00 (CHF 55.00 weekend price)
  • Wetsuit per person: CHF 10.00 (optional)

Price includes tubes during the activity.

Guest cancellation: activity provider’s cancellation policy can be found here.

Important information 
  • From 14 years old, minimum height 145 cm, maximum weight 125 kg
  • All participants needs to have at least basic water confidence
  • Transport of backpacks and bags from meeting point to finishing point is included
  • If you are delayed you can phone Aare tubing on: 0041 76 686 87 45
  • A leader or responsible person over 18 years old must be present as part of the group
  • This activity is not possible to book on Saturdays and Sundays due to high demand.
  • This activity is provided by an external company. By purchasing a service of a third party you are accepting the terms and conditions specified by the provider. We accept no liability for services brokered through KISC which are provided by a third party. The invoicing is handled by KISC in the name of the provider.

By Road: 45 min - 1 hour

Directions from KISC to Aare tubing base can be found here. Aare Tubing is based in the large building to the right of the station, as you face the station. Tubing finishes in Bern, so you will need to arrange a transfer back to Uttigen to pick up your vehicle, or take the train.

By Train: 1 hour 5 min

As tubing starts in Uttigen (near Thun), and ends in Bern, the cheapest public transport option is our discount return train ticket to Bern. Discounted train tickets, with an exclusive scout price, are only available at reception or through the online form under the name “Train to Bern”. More information about the train can be found here.
  • Adult Return: CHF 49.00
  • Child Return/Half fare card return: CHF 25.00
Guest cancellation: activity provider’s cancellation policy can be found here.
​Outward journey:
From the Kandersteg train station, take the train to Uttigen (change in Thun). Aare Tubing are based in the large building to the left of the station as you get off the train.
Train departs from Kandersteg
Arrive in Thun & change trains
Depart from Thun
Arrive in Uttigen
Return journey:
Direct trains to Kandersteg leave Bern station hourly at :39 past the hour.
Train departs Bern
Arrives in Kandersteg 
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Warm clothes for after the trip
  • Sun cream
Awards & Badges 

You can get closer to achieving the following awards and badges, by completing this activity:

  • KISC High Adventure Badge

More information about the awards and badges can be found here.


Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
30 - 60 km away
Duration 2 - 4 hours
Price adult 
CHF 45.00
Price child 
CHF 45.00
Programme theme 
High Adventure
Group size 1 - 20
Minimum age limit 
from 14 years