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Highlights of the Bernese Oberland In Style

5 Days & 4 Nights
  • A short walking break in the Swiss Alps, staying in historic 4-star hotels.
  • Flexible walks beneath the impressive peaks of the Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau.
  • Wandering between the traditional villages of Mürren, Wengen & Grindelwald.
  • Fine dining at hotel restaurants; indulging in Swiss cheese & chocolate…
  • An optional Jungfraujoch visit & the thrill of riding cable cars and funiculars.
An indulgent short walking break taking in the highlights of the Bernese Oberland on foot. Stay in 100-year old family-run 4-star hotels, with fine dining restaurants. Relax in the spa at the end of a rewarding day exploring the alpine meadows and slopes of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. You can walk between the villages Mürren, Wengen and Grindelwald; also linked by a network of trains, cable cars and buses, allowing you to shorten or lengthen your hikes as you wish. You’ll also have the chance to visit the must-see Jungfraujoch, with its ice palace and panoramic glacier and mountain views.

What To Expect

Escape to the Bernese Oberland on a 4-night break staying in 4-star historic hotels with spa facilities. You’ve a menu of walks each day to choose from, or you can opt to ride the extensive network of mountain railways; giving you huge flexibility as to where you explore, and the length of your hikes.

Tour Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active trip.

Activity:

Inn to Inn Walking | A classic point to point walking trip, staying in a different location each night

This trip is suitable for:

Solo Travelers, Families, Multi-Generational, Mixed Abilities, Groups > 10, First Timers

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Mountains

Inspiration:

  • Most Popular
  • Classic

Activity Level & Terrain

This trip is graded ‘easy to moderate’ overall, as the walks are around 4-14km, but many you can shorten with mountain transport (payable locally or you can opt to purchase a Jungfrau Travel Pass in advance) or skip altogether. The routes and footpaths are not technically difficult, although you should have a good head for heights and be sure-footed.  Please be aware that earlier in the season there may be some residual snow lying in patches, but this will not require any special equipment or skills; walking poles are recommended.

Navigation

All the hiking trails in Switzerland are very well marked with yellow route signs, indicating distances and directions to all destinations. The network of paths and trails in the Bernese Oberland is also comprehensively way-marked as are all the variations we suggest. We provide you with detailed route notes, maps, GPX tracks and access to the Macs Adventure smart phone navigation app, so you will have no problem finding your way.

Accommodations

Stay 4 nights in historic Swiss 4-star hotels. The accommodation we normally use is detailed below, however is subject to availability and therefore alternatives of an equal standard may be offered (hotel facilities may change if only alternative properties are available—should you have any specific requirements, please let us know). You can add on extra nights in any of the overnight locations on this tour.

Single Rooms & Solo Walkers

This trip is available to solo walkers and a supplement is payable as some of the costs are not shared. Single rooms are on request and a supplement is payable.

Meals

Breakfasts are included each day, and you can opt to add a 4-night half board supplement to your arrangements. Most of your accommodations will more than happy to provide a packed lunch on request and this can be booked on arrival.

 

Included
  • 4 Nights in historic 4-star family-run hotels.
  • 4 Breakfasts.
  • Baggage transfers between accommodations (days 2, 3).
  • Route notes, map & info pack.
  • 24-7 Emergency telephone support.
Excluded
  • Travel insurance (required).
  • Travel to Mürren and from Grindelwald.
  • Entrance fees (eg. Jungfraujoch excursion).
  • Public transport (eg. railways, cable cars, chairlifts, funiculars, buses).
  • Lunches, dinners, drinks and snacks.
  • Personal equipment.
Extras
  • Additional nights before, during or after the walk.
  • Half board supplement.
  • Jungfrau Travel Pass or rail travel within Switzerland.

When To Go

This trip is available to start daily, from the end of June to early October. The best months for walking are in the summer months between June and mid-September when the wild flowers are in bloom and the weather is generally fair.

Getting to the Start

The best way to reach Mürren is by train; just 55 mins from Interlaken.  You can fly into Bern (2 hrs away), Zurich or Basel (3 hrs), or Geneva (3h45). Train timetables and details of public transportation in Switzerland are available via the excellent travel planner at www.sbb.ch

Getting from the End

From Grindelwald most train connections are via Interlaken Ost (35 mins).  Travel times are as follows from Grindelwald to city train stations (Hauptbahnhof/HB): to Bern (1h40), Zurich (2h40), Basel (2h40), or Geneva (3h30); Again, please see SBB’s website for timetable planning. Further information regarding travel advice will be in your comprehensive pre-departure information pack.

Luggage Transfer

Your bags will be transferred between your accommodation as per your itinerary. We ask you to limit your luggage to one bag of up to 20kg per person.

General Information

The distances and ascents/descents are approximations of the recommended routes. Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jackets and trousers), sun hat and sunscreen. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking shoes or boots, warm and waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for summer and a day pack.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Mürren Day 2 Choice of walks/travel to Wengen 4.5 miles / 6 km Day 3 Eiger Trail/Travel to Grindelwald 8.5 miles / 13.5 km Day 4 Jungfraujoch optional excursion or choice of walks 10 miles / 16 km Day 5 Onward Travel

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