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The Via Alpina West

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10 Days & 9 Nights
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The Via Alpina West

  • Complete the west section of the classic Alpine hike across Switzerland
  • Walk in the shadow of the mighty Jungfrau, Mönch and Eiger peaks
  • Conquer 7 alpine passes and enjoy spectacular mountain views
  • Wander through meadows alive with the sound of cow bells and marmots
  • Stay in comfortable hotels and enjoy Swiss specialties like Papet Vaudois
Walk the western section of the Via Alpina and explore Alpine Switzerland on this inn to inn trail. Start in the buzzing mountaineering town of Grindelwald and walk to the glistening shores of Lake Geneva. Hike below countless peaks such as the famous Bernese Oberland trio; the Jungfrau, Mönch and Eiger. Expect peaceful alpine meadows and quaint towns with wooden chalets bursting with colourful flower-filled balconies. Finish each day in comfortable 3* hotels or mountain hotels in private rooms. Daily bag transfer is included giving you the freedom to walk each day with just a light bag each day. With well-maintained and signposted trails, Switzerland is a self-guided walker’s paradise. Combine this with mountainous scenery, fresh Alpine air and seamless public transport, you have the perfect recipe for a fantastic adventure along the Via Alpina.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Grindelwald Day 2 Walk to Wengen 10 miles / 16.5 km Day 3 Train to Muerren and walk to Griesalp 11 miles / 17 km Day 4 Walk to Kandersteg 10.5 miles / 17 km Day 5 Walk to Adelboden 10 miles / 16 km Day 6 Walk to Lenk 9 miles / 14.5 km Day 7 Walk to Lauenen and bus to Gstaad 9 miles / 14.5 km Day 8 Walk to L’Etivaz 12.5 miles / 20 km Day 9 Walk to Montreux 14 miles / 22 km Day 10 Onward Travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 7kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 7kg is equivalent to 1 single running shoe (not even a pair!). 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 about how we've carbon counted our trips.

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Why Macs

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Positive Impact

Positive Impact

We use independent suppliers to support communities along our routes, as well as work with organizations to help maintain & restore paths.
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