Hiking holidays Via Alpina "Beartrek" Charme

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 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 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. 

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour


Hotel Victoria 3*
Family Anderegg welcomes you to Meiringen. Located right in the centre of the city, Hotel Victoria is an elegant start destination for your hiking tour to Bärentrek. The excellent restaurant (14 Gault-Millau points) provides the ideal refreshment for the strenuous hiking days ahead of you. www.victoria-meiringen.ch

By bus you get up 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.

Private Selection Hotel Kirchbühl 4*
A fantastic view of the Eigernordwand awaits you at the Private Selection Hotel Kirchbühl. For over 100 years, family Brawand has been indulging guests from all corners of the world with excellent food and a wonderful spa facility. www.kirchbuehl.ch

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

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

Hotel Silberhorn 4*
The car-free village of Wengen offers peace and relaxation in the midst of an enchanting mountainscape to everyone who comes here. A stay at Hotel Silberhorn is especially relaxing. From the Spa-area you will enjoy wonderful views on the peak of Jungfrau. www.silberhorn.ch

approx. 6.5 h
approx. 19 km
1'200 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 alpine pass “Sefinenfurgge”. You walk past a breathtaking Alpine scenery.

Griesalp Hotels
A small oasis in the middle of the summits of the Bernese Oberland. The Griesalp Hotels offer you excellent infrastructure in combination with wonderful panoramic views. Relax in the in-house sauna and enjoy regional specialities in the excellent restaurant Berghaus. www.griesalp-hotels.ch

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

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

Victoria Belle Epoque
Victoria Epoque is located in the heart of Kandersteg, right in the middle of a huge park. This hotel has been welcoming guests from all over the world for over 220 years, and Mr. and Mrs. Platzer have maintained the level of hospitality and good service for the guests even today. www.hotel-victoria.ch

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

By cable car up to “Allmenalp” from where you hike to “Bonderchrinde”. The view on the surrounding peaks is breathtaking. Afterwards, you hike down into the valley to Adelboden.

Private Selection Bellevue Parkhotel & Spa 4*
Bright rooms, creative cuisine and swimming pleasure in the midst of a wonderful mountain landscape. The Bellevue Parkhotel & Spa is not counted among the best accommodations in the alpine region for nothing. You can look forward to enjoying a relaxing stay at one of the most well-known ski resorts of the world. www.parkhotel-bellevue.ch

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 and the peak of mount Wildstrubel guide you down to the valley Simmental. You will spend one last night in the Bernese Oberland.

Hotel Kreuz 3*
A typical, chalet-style hotel in the heart of the small village of Lenk in Simmental. The hotel has a sauna, swimming pool and a small spa facility. An ideal terminus for your hiking trip to Bärentrek. www.kreuzlenk.ch

approx. 4 h
approx. 13 km

Tour 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 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Jun 27, 2020 - Jul 3, 2020
Sep 12, 2020 - Sep 27, 2020
every day
Season 2
Jul 4, 2020 - Sep 11, 2020
every day
Via Alpina "Bear trek", 8 days, cat. Charme TO, CH-BDWML-08D
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
Season 1
Jun 27, 2020 - Jul 3, 2020
Sep 12, 2020 - Sep 27, 2020
Season 2
Jul 4, 2020 - Sep 11, 2020
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)

Services & Information


  • 7 overnight stays with breakfast
  • Luggage transfer (one piece of luggage per person, 20 kg)
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Detailled route instructions (1 x per room)
  • Service Hotline

Not included:

  • Transfers with buses or cable cars.
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!


  • 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.

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 30.- per room is offered.

Your hotels


4.5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
5 stars
Kevin F. US | 03.08.2018
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 | 12.07.2018
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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