Hikers on Lake Oeschinen with a fantastic view
Waterfall at the enchanting Oeschinensee
Panoramic view of the Simmental
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Via Alpina „Bear Trek“

Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

Explore alpine Switzerland at it’s most impressive: The Bear Trek is a unique route over spectacular passes and along grand glaciers. Via Alpina leads through valleys and gorges, past the three “proud Swiss” Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau right to the Swiss holiday resort Adelboden-Lenk. Do not count on meeting any bears nowadays. The name derives from old times when only bears and wolfs were able to trot this routes. And today it is your turn: the Bear Trek is more than a walking our. You cross several passes. The summits and plateaus reward your alpinist efforts. Enjoy the perfect magnificent beauty of the Alps!

Trekking
Trekking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
Angelika Tiefenthaler
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Itinerary

Take the post bus to Rosenlaui, where the first route commences via Große Scheidegg to Grindelwald, always with the magnificent panorama of the Threesome Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

approx. 4,5 hours
14 km
700 m
980 m

Start the day with an ascent to Kleines Scheidegg. Follow the steep path past spectacular Trümmelbach falls, down to Lauterbrunnen (easier option: downhill to Lauterbrunnen via Wengen or train Kleine Scheidegg – Lauterbrunnen).

approx. 6,5 hours
19 km
1.200 m
1.400 m

Take to cable car to Mürren. The route crosses Sefinenfurgge, which often is snow covered until early summer. Enjoy marvellous alpine scenery.

approx. 7 hours
22 km
2.000 m
1.400 m

Today you join the Queen’s stage – a climb up to Blüemlisalp. After a long and steep ascent up to 2.843 m the alpine cabin on Blüemlisalp offers sustaining meals. Via Hohtürli and the moraines of Blüemlialp glacier you walk down to Oeschinen Lake. Continue to Kandersteg (alternative from Oeschinen Lake: take the cable car downhill).

approx. 7,5 hours
15 km
1.450 m
1.730 m

Take the mountain railway up to Allmenalp, then ascent to Bonderchrinde. A stunning panorama view of the surrounding summits is a well earned reward. Continue downhill to Adelboden.

approx. 5,5 hours
16 km
1.350 m
1.170 m

Today you end the Bear Trek with a walking tour from Adelboden via Hahnenmoos to Simmental. At the foot of the Wildstrubel you spend the last night in the beautiful Berner Oberland.

approx. 4 hours
13 km
730 m
980 m

Tour character

Sure footedness, a good head for height and good fitness level is required for this alpine hiking tour. Some shortcuts are available if the weather is bad.

Prices and events

All data for 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Meiringen
  Season 1
27.06.2021 - 03.07.2021
18.09.2021 - 26.09.2021

Arrival daily
Season 2
04.07.2021 - 17.09.2021

Arrival daily
Via Alpina „Bear Trek“, 8 days, Cat. A, CH-BDWML-08A
Base price
849.00
929.00
Surcharge single room 299.00 299.00
Via Alpina „Bear Trek“, 8 days, Cat. B, CH-BDWML-08B
Base price
799.00
879.00
Surcharge single room 219.00 219.00

Category A: pretty middle class hotels, 1x traditional mountain inn (shower/toilet partly on the corridor)

Category B: pretty guesthouses and B&Bs (shower/toilet partly on the corridor)

Season 1
Jun 27, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Sep 26, 2021
Arrival daily
Season 2
Jul 4, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
Arrival daily
Via Alpina „Bear Trek“, 8 days, Cat. A, CH-BDWML-08A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Via Alpina „Bear Trek“, 8 days, Cat. B, CH-BDWML-08B
Base price
Surcharge single room
849.00
299.00
799.00
219.00
929.00
299.00
879.00
219.00

Category A: pretty middle class hotels, 1x traditional mountain inn (shower/toilet partly on the corridor)

Category B: pretty guesthouses and B&Bs (shower/toilet partly on the corridor)

Season 1
Jun 27, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Sep 26, 2021
Season 2
Jul 4, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
Meiringen
Double room p. P. Cat. A
Surcharge single room
Lenk
Double room p. P. Cat. A
Surcharge single room
Meiringen
Double room p. P. Cat. B
Surcharge single room
Lenk
Double room p. P. Cat. B
Surcharge single room
85.00
39.00
75.00
39.00
75.00
39.00
75.00
39.00
85.00
39.00
75.00
39.00
75.00
39.00
75.00
39.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Meiringen
  Season 1
Jun 27, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Sep 26, 2021

Arrival daily
Season 2
Jul 4, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021

Arrival daily
Meiringen
Double room p. P. Cat. A 85.00 85.00
Surcharge single room 39.00 39.00
Lenk
Double room p. P. Cat. A 75.00 75.00
Surcharge single room 39.00 39.00
Meiringen
Double room p. P. Cat. B 75.00 75.00
Surcharge single room 39.00 39.00
Lenk
Double room p. P. Cat. B 75.00 75.00
Surcharge single room 39.00 39.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • 7 overnight stays in booked category, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer (1 piece of luggage per person)
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • Service-Hotline
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • By train to Meiringen and in a few walking minutes or short taxi transfer to the starting hotel.
  • Parking: chargeable car park at the mountain railway, approx. EUR 5 per day. No reservation.
  • Return from Lenk to Meiringen by train, duration approx. 3 hrs.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Fares with public transport, mountain railways and cable cars, approx. EUR 60 per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Contact & booking
Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.
Angelika Tiefenthaler
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Angelika Tiefenthaler, Travel specialist
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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (4 Ratings)
5 stars
Anita Fey DE | 03.11.2019
Tolle Singletour
Als Single Wanderin kann ich den Bärentrek nur empfehlen. Mit den Reiseunterlagen und vor allem der Schweizer Wander-App kam ich sehr gut zurecht, konnte meine Tour individuell den Wetterverhältnissen und der Lust Höhenmeter zu erklimmen anpassen. Die Wanderung von Lauterbrunnen zur Pochtenalp über den zusätzlichen Höhenweg sowie am Folgetag die anschließende Tour zum Hohtürli waren aufgrund der Kulisse gigantisch.
5 stars
Joachim L. DE | 17.08.2019
Starke Bären
Super tolle Organisation. Es hat alles hervorragend geklappt. Die Tour enstpracht zu 100 % unseren Vorstellungen.
5 stars
Corinna Scheib DE | 30.07.2019
Hart aber genial
Am allerschönsten war die Strecke zur Blümlialphütte und anschließend Oeschinensee. Aber auch alle anderen Etappen sind landschaftlich toll und wegemässig gut machbar. Mit Gepäcktransport hat alles bestens geklappt. Tip top!!!
Angelika Tiefenthaler
Angelika Tiefenthaler answered:
Liebe Frau Scheib, vielen Dank für Ihr Feedback! Wir freuen uns sehr, dass Ihnen Ihre Tour auf der Via Alpina so gut gefallen hat. Die Etappe von der Griesalp nach Kandersteg ist natürlich ein absolutes Highlight des Berner Oberlands :)
5 stars
Peter Hahn AT | 26.08.2018
Sehr schöne Streckenwanderung
Teilweise anstrengende Etappen, die man abkürzen kann. Bei gutem Wetter wirklich beeindruckend schöne Erlebnisse. Die gesamte Strecke ist hervorragend markiert.

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