Hiking holidays Via Alpina "Bear trek" Berner Oberland

Hiking: Via Alpina "Beartrek"

Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau

Discover Switzerlands most impressive parts. When hiking on the Beartrek you travel a unique route that passes glaciers and spectacular passes. The route "Via Alpina" leads along the three most famous Swiss mountains "Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau" through valleys and canyons to the well known ski-resort Adelboden-Lenk.

Most likely you won't meet any bears on this tour but the route has its name from the time when only game could walk these paths. Today the trails are in a very good condition but still this tour is not an easy walk. During the course of your hike you reach peaks and summits where the spectacular beauty to the Swiss Alps rewards you for your efforts.

Hard
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour

Itinerary

Hotel (example): Cat. A: Alpine Sherpa, Cat. B: Bett & zMorge

The bus takes you to Rosenlaui where the first hike starts. You walk up to the "Grosse Scheidegg" from where you have a magnificent view to the mountains "Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau". From here you continue to Grindelwald.

Hotel (example): Cat. A: Hotel Kirchbühl, Cat. B: Downtown Lodge

approx. 4.5 h
approx. 14 km
700 m
980 m

The trail leads up to the "Kleine Scheidegg". A sunny trail leads you towards the car-free resort Wengen. Small paths lead past the spectacular Trümmelbach-waterfall down to Lauterbrunnen. 

Hotel (example): Cat. A: Hotel Bélvèdere, Cat. B: Victoria Lauberhorn

approx. 6.5 h
approx. 19 km
2'000 m
1'400 m

Early in the morning the cable car brings you up to Mürren. In the early months of the summer there is often still snow on the Sefinenfurgge. You walk past a breathtaking Alpine scenery.

Hotel (example): Hotel Waldrand

approx. 7 h
approx. 22 km
2'000 m
1'400 m

The ascent to the Blüemlisalp is the most spectacular leg on your hiking tour. After a long and step walk up to 2'843 meters you may enjoy an excellent meal at this Swiss mountain pasture.

From here the trails lead on glacier moraines down to Lake Öschinen. Now Kandersteg is within short walking distance. (easy option: ride with the cable car into the valley).

Hotel (example): Cat. A: Hotel Blümlisalp, Cat. B: Garni Alpenblick

approx. 7.5 h
approx. 15 km
1'450 m
1'725 m

You take the cable car up to "Allmenalp" from where you hike up to "Bonderchrinde". The view on the surrounding peaks is breathtaking. The trail leads down into the valley to Adelboden.

Hotel (example): Cat. A: Hotel Bären, Cat. B: Hotel Kreuz

approx. 5.5 h
approx. 16 km
1'350 m
1'170 m

From the widely-known village of Adelboden you walk towards the Hahnenmoospass. Wonderful views to the peak of mount Wildstrubel guide your way down to the valley Simmental. You will spend one last night in the Bernese Oberland.

Hotel (example): Cat. A: Hotel Kreuz, Cat. B: Sporthotel Wildstrubel

approx. 4 h
approx. 13 km
725 m
975 m

Characteristic

Surefootedness and good condition are mandatory. You must not be afraid of heights to go on this alpine tour. Parts of the tour can be cut short in the case of bad weather.

The Via Alpina at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Jun 29, 2019 - Jul 5, 2019
Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 15, 2019
daily
Season 2
Jul 6, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019
daily
Via Alpina "Bear trek", 8 days, cat. A TO, CH-BDWML-08A
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
Via Alpina "Bear trek", 8 days, cat. B TO, CH-BDWML-08B
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
875,00
295,00
819,00
115,00
899,00
295,00
845,00
115,00
Season 1
Jun 29, 2019 - Jul 5, 2019
Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 15, 2019
Season 2
Jul 6, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019
Meiringen A Komfort
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Lenk A Komfort
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Meiringen B Standard
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Lenk B Standard
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
85,00
125,00
79,00
119,00
79,00
99,00
79,00
119,00
85,00
125,00
79,00
119,00
79,00
99,00
79,00
119,00

Services & Information

  • 7 overnight stays with breakfast
  • Luggage transfer (one piece of luggage per person, 20 kg)
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Detailled route instructions
  • Service Hotline

Not included

  • Transfers with buses or cable cars.

Arrival/Parking/Departure

  • With the train to Meiringen. The hotel is in walking distance of the railway station.
  • Parking: affordable parking at the cable car station. CHF 5.- per day. No reservation necessary.
  • Return travel from Lenk to Meiringen with the train in approx. 3 hours.

Further information

On the 4th day you have the possiblity to stay in a traditional mountain hut on Griesalp. Accomodation is basic but comfortable. A limited amount of single rooms is available in this place, sanitary facilities are on the floors.

Who wants to enjoy the comforts of a normal hotel can go with the bus down to Kiental and spend the night in the hotel. Taxi transfer back up to Griesalp is then included in the price. Please announce the desired place of stay when booking this tour.

 

Travel documents "analogous"

By default, your  travel package includes a set of travel documents, which we will transmit  you in advance. The following documents will inform you about your tour:

  • Travel program with all organizational details.
  • Official guidebook « Cycling Switzerland»
  • maps for your biking and/or hiking routes
  • Detailed maps about your  stage locations
  • Detailed programme day-by-day

Travel documents "digital"

If you select the option "digital travel documents" when booking, we will provide you with all documents for your trip in a digital form. You will receive a small set of documents with the following content:

  • Manuals for the use of necessary apps
  • luggage tags
  • eventual  vouchers

En route  you will inform  yourself easily with the app of SwitzerlandMobility and other free  apps. Background information and all other documents are electronically assigned and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.

Since this option saves resources and costs, a discount of CHF 20 per person is offered.

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