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Hiking holidays Via Jacobi Interlaken - Romont

Hiking: Via Jacobi

The Jacobs trail in Switzerland

You will be reluctant to turn your back on the sparkling Lake Thun with its vineyards and castle, but exciting stages await the pilgrim on the Schweizer Jakobsweg. You hike through the Gantrisch region, passing small villages, chapels and churches. Have a stopover in the medieval town of Fribourg and move on to Romont. Romont Castle sits majestically above this fortified town, which was the centre for stained-glass painting in the Middle Ages.

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Itinerary

The section leads alongside the River Aare to the Weissenau nature reserve on the Thunersee lake. From Neuhaus it continues through woodland, often with clear views of the lake and the Bernese Alps. The Beatushöhlen (caves), former place of pilgrimage of St. Beatus are particularly impressive.

approx. 4 h
approx. 13 km
445 m
445 m

In peaceful countryside, with the Stockhorn mountain chain in the background, past several lakes and 2 of the «1'000-year-old churches on Lake Thun»: The oldest, built by King Rudolf II of Burgundy, is in Einigen. Romanesque church in Amsoldingen with an impressive crypt by the same builder.

approx. 5 h
approx. 22 km
530 m
500 m

The Rüeggisberg Monastery ruins and Wahlern Church, seen from afar enthroned on a sandstone ridge, are cultural highlights on the route to Schwarzenburg. The hike is also enhanced by the unspoiled pre-Alpine landscape.

approx. 6 h
approx. 22 km
700 m
510 m

The trail leads along the Sensegraben, popular recreational area and nature reserve. After the Sodbachbrücke bridge, numerous religious symbols along the wayside are a clear indication that you’ve crossed the border into the Catholic canton of Fribourg.

approx. 5.5 h
approx. 21 km
390 m
560 m

The city of Fribourg with its numerous historic references to St. James and the St. James pilgrims would be worth the journey on its own. The pilgrims’ path leads over the St. Apolline bridge and through the varied landscape of the Glâne to Romont.

approx. 7 h
approx. 28 km
610 m
500 m

Tour character

Leisurely hiking trails take you through the Fribourg region. There are only a few climbs. For the long stages you should bring along a good basic fitness.

Find more information about the region here.

The Via Jacobi at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data at a glance
Place of arrival: Interlaken
  Season 1
20.03.2021 - 26.03.2021
10.04.2021 - 07.05.2021
18.09.2021 - 17.10.2021

every day
Season 2
27.03.2021 - 09.04.2021
08.05.2021 - 17.09.2021

every day
Via Jacobi Interlaken - Romont TO, CH-BDWIR-07X
Base price
875.-
925.-
Surcharge Single Room 289.- 289.-

Category: 3*** hotels & local inns

Season 1
Mar 20, 2021 - Mar 26, 2021
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
every day
Season 2
Mar 27, 2021 - Apr 9, 2021
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
every day
Via Jacobi Interlaken - Romont TO, CH-BDWIR-07X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
875.-
289.-
925.-
289.-

Category: 3*** hotels & local inns

Season 1
Mar 20, 2021 - Mar 26, 2021
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
Season 2
Mar 27, 2021 - Apr 9, 2021
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
Interlaken
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Romont
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
95.-
130.-
79.-
119.-
95.-
130.-
79.-
119.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Interlaken
  Season 1
Mar 20, 2021 - Mar 26, 2021
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021

every day
Season 2
Mar 27, 2021 - Apr 9, 2021
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021

every day
Interlaken
Extra night double room (BB) 95.- 95.-
Extra night single room (BB) 130.- 130.-
Romont
Extra night double room (BB) 79.- 79.-
Extra night single room (BB) 119.- 119.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Infos

Services

Included:

  • 6 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfer
  • Boat ride Merligen – Spiez
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Detailed travel documents (1 x per room)
  • GPS data available
  • Service-Hotlinee

Please note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Car park at Interlaken West station. CHF 8.- per day.
  • Return journey by train via Berne to Interlaken West. Duration: approx. 1.5 hours.
Travel documents

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.

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