BERNER OBERLAND TREK
Meringen to Kandersteg, Switzerland - 8 days
BERNER OBERLAND TREK OVERVIEW
The Bernese Oberland Swiss Trek takes a swath right through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Swiss Alps through the Jungfrau region of the Berner Oberland. This is "super model" alpine terrain. This Swiss hiking follows much of the "Via Alpina" long distance trekking route. You will find yourself meandering along alpine trails from inn to inn past alpine lakes, over high passes and under famous Swiss peaks such as the Eiger North Face. A great trek for those looking for spectacular alpine vistas while wanting the comforts of cozy inns at night.
We begin this Switzerland trek in the small town of Meiringen and quickly go deep into the Engelhoerner region of the Bernese Swiss Alps and stay in a 19th century hotel in a small mountain hamlet. We then move on to the resort town of Grindelwald in the shadow of the Eiger. Continuing on, we hike directly under the famous North Face of the Eiger while also taking in spectacular views of the Jungfrau and the Monch.
We also include a ride up the famous Jungfraujoch cog train that goes right through the middle of the famous Eiger North Face and then take a safe stroll along Switzerland's largest glacier to have lunch in an alpine hut. Then it's back down the train and a downhill hike to the small resort town of Wengen.
After staying at a resort and spa in the ski resort town of Wengen (which has no cars), we pass through the "Yosemite" of Switzerland, the Lauterbrunnen Valley and on to the idyllic town of Murren which is perched right on the cliffs of the valley. The last few days of our Swiss hiking tour become just a bit more strenuos and take us into more remote regions of the Berner Oberland. We trek over the Sefinfurggal Pass to stay in a cozy mountain hotel in the tiny Swiss village of Greisalp and then on over the steep Hohturli Pass before descending to the amazing glacier-fed lake, Oeschinensee with it's turqouise colored water. We eventually arrive at our final destination, the hikers hub of Kandersteg.
We stay at 3 and 4-star hotels the entire trek and our luggage is transported to our next destination every day, enabling us to hike with a lightweight day packs and enjoy fresh clothes every night. At night we relax while enjoying fine Swiss cuisine. Dinner, breakfast and picnic lunches are included as well as all lodging during the Berner oberland Swiss trek.
Our Swiss Alps hiking tours are led by American guides experienced in Switzerland. You will be in good hands with someone who not only understands Switzerland, but also understands your culture. Our group sizes are small, no more than 6 trekkers total, and we strive to provide you with a personalized experience. Let our professional logistics team handle all the details for you.
SKILL & EXPERIENCE LEVEL
Hikers on the walkers Haute Route trek should be in good physical condition and have some previous hiking experience. The ability to hike up to 10 miles a day with a day pack is necessary.
GROUND TRANSPORTATION & LODGING
The Berner Oberland trek is an inclusive trip that includes all lodging, all main meals and ground transport required. On the Berner trek we stay in hotels and Inns with private rooms the entire journey. Breakfast is traditional Swiss continental breakfast, lunch is a pack lunch and dinner is usualy traditional Swiss fare.
Custom dates for private groups and individuals from July
COST: Custom rates
- 3 and 4-star accommodations while in the towns and villages at double occupancy (single occupancy upgrade available)
- Ground transfers that are needed
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided each day of the hiking tour
- Luggage transfer each day so you will have all your belongings awaiting you at the next Inn