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Swiss Trails: Bernese Oberland & The Valais

From £1,245.00
8 Days & 7 Nights
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Swiss Trails: Bernese Oberland & The Valais

  • Traverse the alpine meadows of the Gemmipass as you walk from the Bernese Oberland to the Valais
  • Visit the iconic turquoise shores of Oeschinensee high above Kandersteg
  • Explore the Gasterntal Valley—a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Look out for ibex, chamois, marmots, and bearded vulture along the trail
  • Relax and unwind in Leukerbad—renowned since Roman times for its thermal springs and spas
On this twin centre trip enjoy a stay in the town of Kandersteg nestled in the Bernese Oberland then walk over the Gemmipass to Leukerbad in the Valais. Hike in a mix of popular and peaceful valleys as you explore the surrounding mountain scenery; high limestone cliffs, alpine flower meadows strewn with charming wooden chalets and the turquoise waters of glacial lakes and rivers. Begin the trip in Kandersteg, a hub of outdoor activity, and enjoy the hospitality of your friendly accommodation after time spent exploring the regions lakes and mountains. From Kandersteg visit the iconic Oeschinensee with it’s turquoise waters. Feel as though you’ve journeyed into the past as you wander among the forests and farms of the Gasterntal valley, and drink in the mountain scenery from Allmenalp. Then follow the Gemmipass to reach the charming spa town of Leukerbad—a perfect base for admiring the surrounding peaks and passes of the Valais before relaxing in the thermal waters and tasting the local alpine cuisine.


Day 1 Arrive Kandersteg and overnight Day 2 Walk Oeschinensee to Kandersteg 7 miles / 11 km Day 3 Gasterntal Valley Loop Walk 14.5 miles / 23.5 km Day 4 Walk Kandersteg to Allmenalp 5 miles / 8.5 km Day 5 Walk Kandersteg to Leukerbad (via Gemmipass) 9 miles / 14.5 km Day 6 Fluealp Loop Walk 8 miles / 13 km Day 7 Walk Rinderhutte to Restipass 8 miles / 13 km Day 8 Onward Travel

This trip has a carbon score of 6kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 6kg is equivalent to 4.5 ham and cheese sandwiches from the store. Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information on how we've carbon counted our trips.


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