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Hiking holidays Via Alpina "Beartrek" Charme

Hiking: Via Alpina "Beartrek"

Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau

Discover Switzerland's most impressive sights. Hiking on the Beartrek you'll travel on 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 this hiking tour owes its name to the time when only wild animals could pass it. Nowadays, the trail is in very good condition but it is still not an easy stroll, as there are some passes you'll need to cross. On the heights and summits, however, you will be rewarded for your alpinistic efforts. Let the perfect and impressive beauty of the Alps take your breath away.

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Itinerary

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

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

The trail leads up the Kleine Scheidegg and continues over a sunny high trail to the car-free holiday resort Wengen. A small path leads past the spectacular Trümmelbach Falls down to Lauterbrunnen.

approx. 5.5 h
approx. 17 km
1'155 m
915 m

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

approx. 7.5 h
approx. 22 km
1'315 m
1'415 m

The ascent up the Blüemlisalp is the most spectacular stage on your hiking tour. After a long and steep walk up to 2’843 meters feel free to enjoy an excellent meal at the Swiss mountain cabin "Blüemlisalphütte".

From there the trail leads over the Hohtürli and glacier moraines down to Lake Öschinen. Now Kandersteg is only a short walk away (Easy option: Ride with the cable car down into the valley).

approx. 7 h
approx. 17 km
1'450 m
1'685 m

By cable car you travel up to Allmenalp, from where you'll hike to Bonderchrinde. The view of the surrounding peaks is breathtaking. Afterwards you hike down into the valley to Adelboden.

approx. 4.5 h
approx. 12 km
835 m
1'220 m

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

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

Tour character

Sure-footedness and a good physical condition are mandatory. You mustn't be afraid of heights to go on this alpine tour. Parts of the tour can be cut short in case of bad weather.

The Via Alpina on SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Meiringen
  Season 1
09.09.2023 - 24.09.2023

every day
Season 2
01.07.2023 - 08.09.2023

every day
Via Alpina "Bear trek", 8 days, cat. Charme, CH-BDWML-08D
Base price
1'325.-
1'379.-
Surcharge Single Room 410.- 410.-

Category Charme: see "your hotels"

Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
every day
Season 2
Jul 1, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
every day
Via Alpina "Bear trek", 8 days, cat. Charme, CH-BDWML-08D
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
1'325.-
410.-
1'379.-
410.-

Category Charme: see "your hotels"

Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
Season 2
Jul 1, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
Meiringen D Deluxe
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Lenk D Deluxe
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
139.-
194.-
125.-
180.-
139.-
194.-
125.-
180.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Meiringen
  Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023

every day
Season 2
Jul 1, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023

every day
Meiringen D Deluxe
Extra night double room (BB) 139.- 139.-
Extra night single room (BB) 194.- 194.-
Lenk D Deluxe
Extra night double room (BB) 125.- 125.-
Extra night single room (BB) 180.- 180.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 7 overnight stays incl. breakfast in the booked category
  • Daily luggage transfers (max. 1 piece of luggage, 20 kg)
  • Cost for luggage pick-up at the station (for direct arrival and departure)
  • Subsidy for arrival by train
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Travel documents (1 x per room) incl. SwitzerlandMobility Plus subscription
  • Service Hotline

Please note:

  • Journeys by post bus, mountain railways and cable cars approx. CHF 45.- with Half-Fare Card (depending on the journeys used)
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Reservation fee of CHF 15 per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)
Information

Arrival | Departure:

  • Arrival by public transport in Meiringen. For direct arrival: Suitcases must be handed in at the luggage counter by 10:00 a.m. at the latest.
  • Departure by public transport from Lenk. For direct departure: Suitcases must be returned to the luggage counter by 5:00 p.m. at the latest.
Travel documents

Travel documents "digital"

In future we will reduce the amount of printed documents. You will receive instructions to help you find your way around using the SwitzerlandMobility app.  We will provide you with further information online. In advance you will receive a small package of documents with the following contents: 

  • Description of how to use the necessary apps 

  • Detailed programme for the individual stages 

  • Annual subscription to SwitzerlandMobility Plus 

  • Luggage tags 

  • Any vouchers 

On the way, you can easily find your way with the SwitzerlandMobility app and other freely accessible aids. Background information and all other documents are delivered electronically and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance. 

Let us know if you don't want to do without maps. We will send them to you free of charge. 

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Ratings

4.5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
5 stars
Kevin F. US | 02.08.2018
Exactly the trip I wanted out of Switzerland!
I spent weeks trying to plan a trip on my own, and finally found the Eurotrek website. They helped me with all the challenging parts of planning an adventurous trip. They booked accommodation, helped me plan the trip, allowed for changes to see other parts of the Lauterbrunnen valley, transferred luggage, and provided weather suggestions that saved my trip. They also were very available during my trip for questions or issues that I had. I can't wait to return for another hiking or cycling trip in Switzerland, and would start with Eurotrek and save myself a few weeks!
Günther Lämmerer
Günther Lämmerer answered:
This part of Via Alpina is especially challenging but also very very beautiful. We are delighted that we could help you organising this trip and that you’ve had such a good time in Switzerland.
4 stars
Dirk Gunnar Grube DE | 11.07.2018
Wunderschöne Reise, allerdings mit organisatorischem Verbesserungspotenzial
5 Sterne-Wanderung! Allerdings erwies sich ein Gefahrenhinweis (Zugang zum Hoh`Türli-Übergang sei gesperrt) als nachweislich nicht korrekt. Dieser Teilabschnitt war freigegeben und auch begehbar! In einem Hotel (Victoria-Lauberhorn) wurde Kurtaxe abkassiert, obwohl dies durch den Reisepreis abgegolten sein sollte. Diesbezügl. Hinweis bei der Hotelrezeption nutzlos. Andere EuroTrek-Wanderer mussten diese Taxe nicht bezahlen, wurden auch nicht über die angebliche Nichtbegehbarkeit des Hoh`Türli-Passes unterrichtet. Das mag verstehen wer will. Deshalb organisatorischer Punktabzug!!! Über die fast durchweg falsche Namenswiedergabe in den Reiseunterlagen will ich mal gar nicht meckern ;-)))
Günther Lämmerer
Günther Lämmerer answered:
Es gab dieses Jahr sehr viel Schnee auf den Pässen und wir mussten bis kurz vor Ihrer Tour noch Gäste umleiten, damit es keine Probleme mit der Überschreitung von Hohtürli und Sefinenfurgge gibt. Kurz vor Ihrer Anreise wurden diese Pässe aber freigegeben – es tut uns leid, dass hier noch eine falsche Information in Ihren Unterlagen waren. Mit dem Victoria Lauberhorn nehmen wir wegen der Kurtaxe Kontakt auf und die Kosten erstatten wir natürlich.

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