The Swiss Alps in southern Bern in 8 days

  • Duration 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Mürren / Grindelwald
  • Distance75 km/ 46 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
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  • Availability
    June - September
  • Price From 2.305 €

This route will take you through the Bernese Highlands, one of the most iconic and spectacular landscapes in Switzerland and the world, framed by the well-known peaks of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountains, and more than 800 lakes. 

In the Jungfrau region, you will find geological formations such as the Aletsch Glacier and the Thun and Brienz lakes. You can also explore the charming villages of Grindelwald, Wengen, Murren and Lauterbrunnen which, among its attractions, offer 260 km of slopes for skiing, snowboarding, carving or sledging. 

This landscape, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, takes you through extensive flowered meadows, mountain lakes and hanging glaciers. An unforgettable experience that you can live during incredible walks or on different types of public transport. 

  • Travel by rack railway to Jungfraujoch, the highest train station in Europe that will give you unparalleled views. 
  • Climb the Sphinx, the highest situated building in Europe, at 3,571 m above sea level. 
  • James Bond fan? You will get to know the revolving restaurant that appears in the movie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", located on Mount Schilthorn.
  • If you're a fan of flora, explore the Schynige Platte Alpine Botanical Garden.
  • Delight in local food such as the popular breakfast with rösti (recipe with potatoes) or apple strudel, a delicious apple dessert. 
  • Enjoy a refreshing swim in one of the crystal-clear lakes.

Itinerary

Services

Included

  • Accommodation in en suite rooms in charming hotels
  • Daily Breakfasts
  • Luggage transfers between on day 3 and 5
  • Transfers as specified in the itinerary
  • Information dossier with maps and routes
  • 24-hour telephone support
  • Sustainable travel, we compensate the CO2 emissions of your trip
  • Taxes

Extras

  • Travel insurance
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Additional nights

Accomodation

General information

The accommodations we partner with have private bathrooms and all necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

Our team checks on site the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

Room types

It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

All rooms have private bathrooms.

Map

Travel & Transfers

Your starting point is the village of Mürren. This is a village where vehicles are not allowed, so you'll have to get there by train and cable car.

You can fly into Bern (BRN), Zurich (ZRH) or Geneva (GVA) airports and from there take a train to Interlaken, from where you can take another train to Mürren. The company that operates these transfers is called "SBB".

Another option is to go to Lauterbrunnen train station and take the cable car to Grutschalp. Once there you must change to the mountain train to Mürren. The company that operates these transfers is "SBB".

To return from Grindelwald you can take the train, most of them with connection in Interlaken. From there you can take the train to any of the above airports, Bern being the closest.

FAQs

Absolutely! Each traveller has included 1 piece of luggage that we will transfer between your accommodations. It's important that this piece of luggage meets the following criterias:

  • Maximum weight of 45 lbs (20 kg).
  • Must be only 1 piece of luggage without any attachments or accessories.
  • Should not contain valuables, fragile items, food or medications.
  • Must be correctly identified (booking reference of your trip and the full name of the trip holder).

The approximate luggage delivery time will be at 4:00 PM.

We recommend doing this route between June and October when the weather in Switzerland is warm, the rains are minimal and the walking trails in the Alps are suitable for your planned route. 

Between July and August, the region is very busy and barbecues in lakes and nature parks are common, so we suggest keeping this in mind in case you are looking for a different plan in the mountains. 

If you want to practice winter sports, you can do it all year round, as it is an alpine area with polar climate, below zero degrees centigrade.

We recommend that you book as soon as you are sure about your travel dates, as accommodation can fill up very quickly in this area.

Once you make your reservation we will send you all the detailed information about the specific equipment you need for this route, considering recommendations for shoes, boots, clothes and a day-to day backpack. 

While the route is listed as of low difficulty, it is important that you lead an active lifestyle, as daily, you will travel up to 15 km. In addition, you will enjoy the trails and the landscape much more. 

There are some sections that are steep, narrow, slippery and with pronounced slopes, so you'll need to be physically prepared to complete them. However, there are several public transport options to skip some stretches or stages. 

Fortunately for some walkers, there are several public transport options thanks to an extensive mountain network such as trains, buses or cable cars, which you can take to go to the next stage.

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