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Cross country skiing in Kandersteg

Cross country skiing in Kandersteg

01606 720199

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  • Holiday type
    Winter snow holiday
  • Duration
    5 nights
  • Accommodation
    single-centre
  • Activity level
  • From £799per person, tour only

    Flight inclusive prices from £1129 per person
  • NEW FOR 2020  
  • Departures
    Selected Sundays from 10 Jan '21 to 14 Mar '21
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 5 nights single-centre accommodation in a hotel
  • Bed and breakfast, four 4 course dinners and one 5 course gourmet menu and three picnic lunches
  • Management by local hotelier
  • Guest card for unlimited travel on local buses and includes other regional reductions
  • Transfers at the start and end of the holiday from hotel to station return
  • Access to all facilities, including pool/gym/table tennis/drying room and wifi access
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Business/club/first class fares on request
  • Cable car return tickets for Gondelbahn Kandersteg to Oeschinen and Luftseilbahn Kandersteg to Sunnbüel. You can either do each trip once or one trip twice.
  • Ski equipment hire
  • 2 x 90 minute private skiing lessons
  • Suitable for
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Excellent choice for
  • Food lovers
      from 2 reviews

Mr Davies says...
Good hotel. Pity there was so little snow as this restricted our skiing significantly.
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Switzerland: The Bernese Oberland

Cross country skiing in Kandersteg

  • Cross country skiing suitable for different ability levels
  • Stay in a picture-postcard Swiss village in the heart of the Bernese Oberland
  • Breakfast daily and 3 picnic lunches at traditional 3 star family run hotel
  • Gastronomic 5 course meal one night and 4 course meals on the other nights
  • Based on our popular 7 night, Cross country skiing in Kandersteg

Your base for this holiday is Kandersteg, one of the last surviving picture-postcard Swiss villages in the heart of the Bernese Oberland. It's incredibly pretty (with streets full of cuckoo-clock style houses) and very much unspoiled. The combination of high trails and wonderful open plateaux make it a superb cross-country ski choice for all ages and abilities.

As your holiday is self guided, our ski programme is both varied and flexible as you're staying in the same hotel throughout your holiday. The glistening ski trails are beautifully marked, easy to follow and incredibly picturesque. They undulate through snowy pines by the hotel and extend up to the sunny plateaux at Oeschinensee and Sunnbuel, which are easily reached by chairlift or cable car.

We've included unlimited free rides on the local bus network, giving you the opportunity to extend your skiing further from the hotel, which is situated on the edge of the village and offers real 'home from home' comfort levels. If you visit Kandersteg in January you can step back in time over 100 years during Belle Epoque week (19 -26 January 2020.) There are period costumes, sledging and bob-sleigh races and an afternoon tea dance! The local ski school is an excellent way to get you started and you're able to pre-book lessons if required.



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Typical holiday itinerary



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Day 1: Arrive in Kanderstag

This afternoon we will collect you from Kanderstag station and transfer you to the traditional, family run 3 star Alfa Soleil hotel, your base for the next 5 nights. You will receive a welcome drink and a briefing, where you will be given a map. This evening enjoy a 4 course dinner in the hotel's restaurant.

Days 2-5: Suggested itinerary

We have included three morning lessons with the village ski school and you'll start to explore some of the asy trails that lead in and out of the pine and beech forests that surround the village. You can also purchase private skiing lessons and cable car tickets for Gondelbahn Kandersteg to Oeschinen and Luftseilbahn Kandersteg to Sunnbuel (at additional cost.)

You will receive a guest card for unlimited travel on local buses and includes other regional reductions. During your stay you will have access to all hotel facilities, including pool/gym/table tennis/drying room and wifi access.

You will receive a 4 or 5 course dinner each evening, one evening will also be a speciality theme evening. You will also receive 3 picnic lunches.

Day 6: Return home

This morning we will collect you from the hotel and take you to Kanderstag station.


If you'd prefer a slightly longer holiday, take a look at our 7 night Cross country skiing in Kandersteg.

Where you stay

This single-centre holiday is based at the following hotel. If you'd like to extend your stay here, or upgrade your room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we're open from 9am today) or email sales@headwater.com


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Hotel Alfa Soleil, Kandersteg

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The Hotel Alfa Soleil is a traditional, cosy and family-run hotel on the edge of the village (only 5 minutes' walk from the centre) with a wonderful view over fields to the mountains behind. The restaurant is managed by owner/chef Nico Seiler and has an excellent reputation and is rated highly by Headwater customers so you will enjoy fine dining whilst staying here.

There are 35 rooms on three floors; all rooms are en-suite and have a television, telephone and hairdryer.

For the evenings, the hotel has a cosy lounge bar with a pool table and music desk which is open to both hotel guests and the general public. There is also a large lounge area for residents with an open fire where you can relax for a quiet chat or with a book, or to play one of the hotel's board games.


Room upgrades: Superior Double with Balcony, Junior Suite or Suite.
Junior suites have a seating area and balcony. The recently refurbished Suites have two rooms - bedroom and living room with south facing balcony.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Travel

Our aim is to provide holidays that are unbeatable for choice and flexibility. We've listed our most popular travel options below, however you aren't limited to these - we can tailor-make virtually any holiday to suit.

To find out more about the travel options available call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we're open from 9am today) or email sales@headwater.com

Air-rail

Air-rail prices include our standard flights, onward rail and station transfers
British Airways Heathrow to Zurich 09:25/12:20 then rail Zurich Airport to Kandersteg via Bern 14:15/16:41 and transfer to hotel 5 minutes. Transfer to station 5 minutes then rail Kandersteg to Zurich Airport via Bern 10:13/12:42 then British Airways Zurich to Heathrow 15:45/16:40.

Business/club/first class seats are available on request.

Tour only

Standard transfers
Transfers can be arranged at a supplement from Kandersteg train station at 16:41, and back to Kandersteg train station at 10:00.

Alternative transfers
If you require alternative transfers (because you will be arriving at a different time to our standard flights), then we can usually arrange these for you (there may be an additional charge).

Holiday extras

Should you require overnight airport accommodation, airport parking or even a uniformed chauffeur to take your car from your departure terminal and park it for you, we can arrange this for you through Holiday Extras. You can book airport parking, airport hotels and executive lounges directly through their website - or call us on 01606 720199 for further details of all the services on offer. Early booking is recommended to obtain the best availability and prices.

Reviews

Everyone who goes on a Headwater holiday will be emailed a link to our post-holiday questionnaire where they can give us an honest assessment of all aspects of their holiday - everything from how quickly we answer the phone to how clean the hotels were - plus an overall rating and comments about their holiday.

Any feedback collected is posted to our website, so that people can make an informed decision based on past experiences before heading off on holiday. We don’t edit the reviews, the only thing we do is proofread them and alter any typos, where necessary, to ensure they are easy to read for everyone. All reviews will be published (except in certain extreme circumstances), and a member of the Headwater team will respond to any constructive criticisms/comments under the reviews, at their discretion. So, for the real tales, twists and turns of our holidays, look no further than the reviews from our previous travellers.


Mr Davies, 23/01/2020

Good hotel. Pity there was so little snow as this restricted our skiing significantly.


Mr Kaplan, 21/01/2020

This was a delightful experience, with all the necessary practical elements thought through and put in place. We enjoyed every part of it.



Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 5 night winter snow holiday holiday includes:

Single-centre accommodation in a hotel

Bed and breakfast, four 4 course dinners and one 5 course gourmet menu and three picnic lunches

Management by local hotelier

Guest card for unlimited travel on local buses and includes other regional reductions

Transfers at the start and end of the holiday from hotel to station return

Access to all facilities, including pool/gym/table tennis/drying room and wifi access


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 (we're open from 9am today) or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

Complete our holiday enquiry form - we'll get in touch when it's most convenient for you
Speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 - we're open from 9am today
Use our live chat to ask us a question

  • Jan 2021
  • Feb 2021
  • Mar 2021
DepartingTour only Including flights & rail Prices  
10th Jan 2021 £799 £1129 Tour only: £799
Including flights: £1129
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17th Jan 2021 £799 £1129 Tour only: £799
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24th Jan 2021 £799 £1129 Tour only: £799
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31st Jan 2021 £799 £1129 Tour only: £799
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DepartingTour only Including flights & rail Prices  
7th Feb 2021 £889 £1219 Tour only: £889
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14th Feb 2021 £889 £1219 Tour only: £889
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21st Feb 2021 £889 £1219 Tour only: £889
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28th Feb 2021 £889 £1219 Tour only: £889
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DepartingTour only Including flights & rail Prices  
7th Mar 2021 £799 £1129 Tour only: £799
Including flights: £1129
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14th Mar 2021 £799 £1129 Tour only: £799
Including flights: £1129
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The prices quoted for each individual departure supercede those published in our current brochures. Air prices are subject to change and we advise early booking to obtain the best prices. Please see our Planning your holiday and What's included in the price? pages for additional information.

Holiday details

Singles
Add £17 per night for a single room.

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

Holiday type
Cross-country skiing Managed locally by hotelier.

Departures
Selected Sundays from 10th Jan 2021 to 14th Mar 2021, for 5 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
Bed and breakfast, four 4 course dinners and one 5 course gourmet menu and three picnic lunches

Tailor-made travel

The above prices include our standard flights/transfers
British Airways Heathrow to Zurich 09:25/12:20 then rail Zurich Airport to Kandersteg via Bern 14:15/16:41 and transfer to hotel 5 minutes. Transfer to station 5 minutes then rail Kandersteg to Zurich Airport via Bern 10:13/12:42 then British Airways Zurich to Heathrow 15:45/16:40.

Alternative Air-rail
Flights can be arranged from most UK airports, with connecting transfers as required, prices and details on request.

Upgraded air travel
Business/club/first class fares on request.

Tour only
Transfers can be arranged at a supplement from Kandersteg train station at 16:41, and back to Kandersteg train station at 10:00.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 (we're open from 9am today) or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

Complete our holiday enquiry form - we'll get in touch when it's most convenient for you
Speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 - we're open from 9am today
Use our live chat to ask us a question

Please note: The prices and travel options shown are provided for customers based in, and travelling from/to, the UK. We are happy to arrange holidays for non-UK customers however, if you are travelling from USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand, we recommend that you contact your local agent as they can provide appropriate transport options and advice.



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