Grand Expedition - Swiss Adventure

This summer, IU Outdoor Adventures will be taking IU students, alumni, and friends to EUROPE as part of the IU Bicentennial Grand Expedition project to celebrate IU's 200th birthday. 

The Swiss Adventure trip is the 2nd adventure in this 3-part series.

About the Event

What to Expect:
Indiana University Outdoor Adventures is proud to be offering The Swiss Adventure experience to honor Grand old IU’s 200th anniversary. Join your fellow students and alumni on this amazing adventure to... See more Interlaken, Switzerland, the adventure capital of Europe and the “Valley of the 72 Waterfalls”.

Once in Interlaken, we will go whitewater rafting and take the world’s oldest cogwheel train to the “Rooftop of Europe”, called Jungfraujoch, where we will walk on the glaciers under the towering peaks of the Swiss Alps, like the Eiger! We will reserve a day for you to “choose your own adventure”. Options include paragliding through the peaks and over the valley, stand up paddle boarding or kayaking on Lake Brienz, or going for a hike or boat tour. You’ll also sample some of the finest food Switzerland has to offer including roschti, fondue, and gelato!

What’s Included:
- Lodging while on trip in the villa
- Rail and bus transportation tickets while on trip
- Whitewater rafting experience
- Jungfraujoch all access tickets
- Expert guides
- Breakfast and lunch every day of trip
- Access to a real person to help you through travel logistics

What’s Not Included:
- Dinners
- Transportation to/from Interlaken before/after the trip
- Choose Your Own Adventure Day Activity Fee
- Travel Insurance

Challenge Level: Moderate
The physical challenge on this trip comes from walking to explore town and hiking. While we will not be doing any mandatory strenuous hikes, we will be on our feet all day. We recommend you be able to walk 4 miles a day. If you’d like to prepare for this trip, we recommend long distance walking and stairsteps.

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Learn about this signature project of the IU Bicentennial as well as other opportunities to participate in the Grand Expedition.
We are thrilled to have Alpenglow as our guides! Learn more about the company founded and staffed with MANY friends and alumni of Indiana University and IU Outdoor Adventures.

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