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Via Alpine Bäretrek Eiger Sommer 2280x1284

Highlights

  • Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau
  • Staubbach Falls at Lauterbrunnen
  • Grindelwald
  • Allmenalp

Day 1

Journey to Meiringen

Travel by public transport from your starting point in Switzerland to Meiringen. Overnight stay in Meiringen.

Meiringen ChaltenbrunnerHighMoor

Day 2

Meiringen – Grindelwald

The post bus takes you to Rosenlaui, from where the first hiking route via Grosse Scheidegg to Grindelwald opens, in front of the magnificent panorama of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau triumvirate.

Details: approx. 14 km, ↑ 700 m ↓ 980 m
Duration: approx. 4,5 hours

Via Alpina Bärentrek Grindelwald Cliff Walk Sommer 2280x1284

Day 3

Grindelwald – Wengen

The hiking route first takes you past the Eiger North Face up to Kleine Scheidegg. You will soon leave the tourist hustle and bustle behind you and hike on easy paths to Wengen.

Details: approx. 16.5 km, ↑ 1’155 m ↓ 915 m
Duration: approx. 5.5 hours

 

Via Alpina Lauterbrunnen Sommer 2280x1284

Day 4

Wengen – Pochtenalp/Griesalp

Short detour to Lauterbrunnen and from here by train to Mürren. The trekking route leads past the Spillbodenalp to the Rotstockhütte. After a short stop for refreshments, you climb the Sefinenfurgge and descend to the Pochtenalp or Griesalp. A spectacular stretch.

Details: ca. 21.5 km, ↑ 1’315 m ↓ 1’415 m
Duration: approx. 7.5 hours

Muerren Rotstockhuette between Lauterbrunnen & Griesalp

Day 5

Pochtenalp/Griesalp – Kandersteg

Today you tackle the king's stage - the ascent to Hohtürli. After a long and steep ascent to 2,843 m, you will be rewarded with a fortifying lunch at the Blüemlisalphütte. Over the Hohtürli and on the moraines of the Blüemlisalp glacier you then descend to the Öschinensee. Continue to Kandersteg (alternative variant from Öschinensee: ride down to the valley on the gondola lift).

Details: approx. 17 km, ↑ 1’450 m ↓ 1’685 m
Duration: approx. 7 hours

A women hiking at the Oeschinensee near Kandersteg in Summer.

Day 6

Kandersteg – Adelboden

Take the cable car to Allmenalp, then hike up to the Bonderchrinde. Enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of the surrounding Alpine panorama. Afterwards you hike down into the valley to Adelboden.

Details: approx. 11.5 km, ↑ 835 m ↓ 1220 m
Duration: approx. 4.5 hours

Wandern in der Adelboden Lenk Region

Day 7

Adelboden – Lenk | Departure

On the last stage you hike from the well-known winter sports resort of Adelboden over the Hahnenmoospass into the Simmental valley. After arrival in Lenk return journey by public transport to your final destination in Switzerland or extension of the stay.

Details: approx. 13 km, ↑ 725 m ↓ 975 m
Duration: 4 hours

Two people hiking between Adelboden and Lenk in the Bernese Oberland.
Wandern auf der Via Alpina "Baerentrek".

Tour characteristic

Surefootedness and good condition are mandatory. You must not be afraid of heights to go on this alpine tour. Parts of the tour can be cut short in the case of bad weather.

The Via Alpina with SchweizMobil

Inclusions

  • 6 overnight stays incl. breakfast in the chosen category
  • Rail journey 2nd class from/to Swiss start/end point
  • Daily luggage transfers (max. 1 piece of luggage á of 20 kg)
  • Best worked out route guidance
  • Travel documents (1 x per room) including SwitzerlandMobility Plus subscription
  • Service-Hotline

Good to know

  • This trip is bookable in two hotel categories. Category A: good middle-class hotels, 1 x traditional mountain inn with shower / WC in the corridor, Category B: family-run inns & guesthouses, shower & WC partly in the corridor
  • Booking period: all year round
  • Travel period: low season from 10.09. - 25.09.22, high season from 02.07. - 09.09.2022
  • If you are departing without an extra night in Lenk, your luggage will be returned to the luggage counter by 17:00 at the latest
  • Additional nights can be booked in Lenk
  • Visitor's tax, if due, not included in the tour price
  • Journeys by post bus, mountain railways and cable cars not included in the tour price, approx. 45,- CHF with Half-Fare Card (depending on the journeys used).
  • Bookings can be accepted up to 5 working days before arrival (express fee CHF 50.00 for 5 working days before arrival)
  • Realisation of the trip: local cooperation partner

Travel documents

  • We provide you with all the documents for your trip digitally
  • Luggage tags are usually left for you at the arrival hotel
  • On the road, you can easily find your way around using the SwitzerlandMobility app and other freely accessible aids. Background information and all other documents are delivered electronically and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.