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Hiking holidays Via Jacobi Einsiedeln - Interlaken

Hiking: Via Jacobi

The Jacobs trail in Switzerland

Lined by churches, monasteries and chapels, this hiking tour offers a unique experience on historical paths through varied cultural landscapes. Switzerland's most beautiful lakes, chapels and churches are strung like pearls along the ViaJacobi. The high peaks of the Central Swiss Alps and the Bernese Oberland will guide you on your way from Einsiedeln to Interlaken.

Itinerary

Your trip starts in Einsiedeln, Switzerlands most famous pilgrimage place. Enjoy the shores of Lake Sihl and admire the monastery.

The trail over Haggenegg leads through the beautiful high valley of Alp towards the two Mythen peaks. The stately Au Convent and panoramic views of the Glarner Alps and the valley basin of Schwyz and Brunnen are feasts for the eyes.

approx. 6.5 h
approx. 24 km
635 m
1'095 m

This section includes a boat trip from Brunnen to Treib, the ancient refuge harbour at the point where cantons Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden meet. The chapels along the way and the Winkelried memorial in Stans are worth seeing.

approx. 6 h
approx. 20 km
650 m
670 m

Following the first ascent after Stans, impressive views open up to Stanser Boden, the Vierwaldstättersee and the Innerschweiz mountain peaks. Highpoint at the end of the section is the hermitage of Niklaus von Flüe and the Ranft chapels. In the end you reach the shores of Lake Sarnen with its emerald blue waters.

approx. 6 h
approx. 20 km
800 m
750 m

Flüeli affords outstanding views. The varied route follows the shores of the Sarneree and Lungernsee lakes and from Lungern church along the Brünigweg which, as a pilgrimage pfennig (coin) shows, was once a pilgrims’ path. Brünig offers a magnificent mountain panorama with the high Bernese Oberland summits and eternal snow.

approx. 7 h
approx. 24 km
935 m
800 m

The trail leads along sunny slopes above the Brienzersee lake, allowing you to experience an exceptionally lovely landscape.

approx. 6 h
approx. 23 km
630 m
715 m

Tour character

The hiking tour leads on comfortable forest trails, only on the leg to Stans on the shores of Lake Lucerne you have to deal with smaller trails. For the long legs you have to have a very good stamina.

The Via Jacobi at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Einsiedeln
  Season 1
23.04.2022 - 20.05.2022
24.09.2022 - 16.10.2022

every day
Season 2
09.04.2022 - 22.04.2022
21.05.2022 - 23.09.2022

every day
Via Jacobi Einsiedeln - Interlaken, 7 days TO, CH-ZSWEI-07X
Base price
865.-
915.-
Surcharge Single Room 249.- 249.-

Category: 3* hotels & local inns

Season 1
Apr 23, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022
every day
Season 2
Apr 9, 2022 - Apr 22, 2022
May 21, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
every day
Via Jacobi Einsiedeln - Interlaken, 7 days TO, CH-ZSWEI-07X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
865.-
249.-
915.-
249.-

Category: 3* hotels & local inns

Season 1
Apr 23, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022
Season 2
Apr 9, 2022 - Apr 22, 2022
May 21, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
Einsiedeln
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Interlaken
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
95.-
145.-
95.-
135.-
95.-
145.-
95.-
135.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Einsiedeln
  Season 1
Apr 23, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022

every day
Season 2
Apr 9, 2022 - Apr 22, 2022
May 21, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022

every day
Einsiedeln
Extra night double room (BB) 95.- 95.-
Extra night single room (BB) 145.- 145.-
Interlaken
Extra night double room (BB) 95.- 95.-
Extra night single room (BB) 135.- 135.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 6 overnight stays breakfast
  • Daily Luggage transfer
  • Boat ride Brunnen – Treib
  • Carefully elaborated route description 
  • Detailed travel documents (1 x per room)
  • GPS data available
  • Service-Hotline

Please note:

  • 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/Parking/Departure:

  • Parking in Einsiedeln in parking Brühl. CHF 20.-, no reservation possible.
  • By train back from Interlaken to Einsiedeln, duration 3 – 3.5 hours.
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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