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Via Alpine Bäretrek Eiger Sommer 2280x1284


  • 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.

Day 8

Departure or extension

Explore the surroundings and the countless hiking trails before departure. Return by public transport to your final destination in Switzerland or extend your stay (on request).

Hiking Hahnenmoospass
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


  • 7 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
  • From price applies per person in a double room in low season, hotel category B, 2nd class rail travel
  • Booking period: all year round
  • Travel period: Low season from 31.08.-15.09.2024, high season from 29.06.-30.08.2024

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
  • Additional nights in Meiringen and Lenk bookable on request
  • Visitor's tax, if due, not included in the tour price
  • Bookings can be accepted up to 5 working days before arrival (express fee 44.00 GBP for 5 working days before arrival)
  • Realisation of the trip: local cooperation partner
  • Travel by post bus, mountain railways and cable cars is not included in the tour price (approx. CHF 45 per person with half-fare card)

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.

Flight options

Book flights to Switzerland

Our in-house flights experts will be happy to offer advice and to book the most convenient flight for your trip.

Your flights will be covered by our package booking conditions and will be protected under our ATOL license. We will charge £35 per person for this flight booking service. 

Alternatively book your flights directly with Swiss - our preferred partner for flights to Switzerland.

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We are both the official and largest tour operator for holidays to Switzerland and have been in operation for over 30 years with ABTA and ATOL protection. Please give us a call and we will be happy to go through your plans. Call +44 207 420 4900 to speak with us or send us your travel request via [email protected].

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