Hiker on Lake Oeschinen
Hiking on the Alpschelegrat with a rainbow over Kandersteg
Hikers on the Hahnemoospass, ridge next to the cable car station
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Via Alpina „Bear Trek“ with Charm

Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

A trekking tour along one of the classics among long-distance hiking trails - the Via Alpina - promises grandiose views. The entire route would comprise 20 daily stages over 14 Alpine passes. Our tour dedicates six day stages to the area around the "Three Proud Swiss" - Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

Details of the trekking tour 

Even the start of the 1st stage is quite something! The hike starts in Rosenlaui, where the glacier gorge of the same name has thrilled nature lovers for decades. Past the Wetterhorn, the first destination is Grindelwald. With a view of the imposing north face of the Eiger, the route continues to Wengen and the Lauterbrunnen Valley. On the paths with lush green alpine pastures and traditional stables you feel the treasures of nature with all your senses.

After you have conquered the Sefinenfurgge on day 4, the stage to the Blüemlisalp awaits you on day 5. You first hike through a fantastic glacier world, the descent to Lake Oeschinen then follows. On the way from Kandersteg to the Bunderchrinde, whose ascent can be quite adventurous, you may encounter an ibex. The last stage from the well-known winter sports resort of Adelboden to Simmental rewards you with views of the Wildstrubel massif.

Highlights of the Via Alpina „Bear Trek“ with Charm

  • Fabulous views: The high-altitude paths and vantage points are guaranteed to make up for any exertion on this tour - the Alps are so spectacular here that you will be left breathless many times!
  • The waterfalls in the Lauterbrunnen Valley: Thundering water rushes down into the depths, creating a fine spray that envelops the scenery in a mystical veil. There is something magical about waterfalls, especially here, as there are 72 of them in the valley.
  • The Bernese triumvirate: Admiring the panorama of the Swiss capital is enough to make you go into raptures. The three most prominent points also have the most resonant names: the Eiger at 3,970 m, the Mönch at 4,107 m and the Jungfrau at 4,158 m.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site Lake Oeschinen: Turquoise-blue water in front of steep mountain walls: the lake, fed by streams from the surrounding glaciers, is a true paradise. In summer, you can explore it by rowing boat or relax on its shores.

Useful information about the 8-day hiking tour

As the "Bear Trek" tour is one of our tours with charm, you will stay in selected accommodation that offers you that certain something. While the individual stages may seem demanding, the rest periods will provide you with relaxation.

Trekking
Trekking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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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 on the ‘Eiger Nordwand’ to Kleines Scheidegg. Follow the steep path that finally leads to Wengen.

approx. 5.5 hours
17 km
1.160 m
920 m

Short trip to Lauterbrunnen and from here by train to Mürren. The trekking route leads past the Spillbodenalp to the Rotstockhütte. After a short stop for refreshments, climb the Sefinenfurgge and descend spectacularly to the Pochtenalp or the Griesalp

approx. 7.5 hours
22 km
1.320 m
1.420 m

Today you join the Queen’s stage – a climb up to Hohtürli. 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 Öschinen Lake. Continue to Kandersteg (alternative from Öschinen Lake: take the cable car downhill).

approx. 7 hours
17 km
1.450 m
1.690 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. 4.5 hours
12 km
840 m
1.220 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. 4.5 hours
14 km
700 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 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Meiringen
  Season 1
10.09.2022 - 25.09.2022

Arrival daily
Season 2
02.07.2022 - 09.09.2022

Arrival daily
Via Alpina „Bear Trek“ with Charm, 8 days, CH-BDWML-08D
Base price
1,129.00
1,229.00
Surcharge single room 399.00 399.00

You spend the night in specially selected hotels with special "extras" and can enjoy all the facilities of the charming accommodations (see "Accommodation").

Season 1
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022
Arrival daily
Season 2
Jul 2, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022
Arrival daily
Via Alpina „Bear Trek“ with Charm, 8 days, CH-BDWML-08D
Base price
Surcharge single room
1,129.00
399.00
1,229.00
399.00

You spend the night in specially selected hotels with special "extras" and can enjoy all the facilities of the charming accommodations (see "Accommodation").

Season 1
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022
Season 2
Jul 2, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022
Meiringen
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Lenk
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
119.00
49.00
109.00
49.00
119.00
49.00
109.00
49.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Meiringen
  Season 1
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022

Arrival daily
Season 2
Jul 2, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022

Arrival daily
Meiringen
Double room p. P. 119.00 119.00
Surcharge single room 49.00 49.00
Lenk
Double room p. P. 109.00 109.00
Surcharge single room 49.00 49.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer (1 piece of luggage per person)

 

  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel 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.
  • Zurich airport.
  • 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!

Accommodation

Contact & booking
Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.
Sabrina Huber
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Sabrina Huber, Travel specialist
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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (3 Ratings)
5 stars
Sabine Müller DE | 11.09.2021
Gelungene erste Wandertour mit Eurohike
Der Bärentrek war unsere erste Wanderreise mit Eurohike. Wir waren überrascht wie schnell und unkompliziert alles funktioniert hat. Von der Buchung bis hin zum Gepäcktransport und den detaillierten Reiseunterlagen hat alles sehr gut geklappt und war eine tolle Hilfe für uns. Wir wanderten zwar alleine, jedoch konnten wir uns immer auf den Service vor Ort verlassen. Richtig klasse! Die Wanderungen an sich haben uns auch sehr sehr gut gefallen. Der Ausblick auf die Schweizer Alpen ist traumhaft! Wir werden auf jeden Fall eine weitere Wanderreise mit Eurohike buchen.
5 stars
Anna Michelle de León GT | 06.12.2019
Unforgettable and unmatched experience!
Our eurohike walking holiday experience (The Via Alpina 1) is one of the best things I´ve ever experienced! It was an unforgettable experience and I´m sure to hold those memories as a treasure forever. The eurohike service provided to us was a very professional and 5-star service. I would highly recommend it to anybody! Everything was amazing- the routes chosen , the hotels, etc. We couldn't have asked for something better! From the customer service support online to the personel in the hotels, everybody was kind and friendly and would always give you personalized attention wanting to make you feel welcome and comfortable. The views we got during our hikes in the Monch and Jungfrau area where probably the most spectacular and breathtaking views I´ve seen. I´ve done hiking in different parts of the world and they´re all amazing but the hikes eurohike offers are something more. They are definitely unique and most definitely worth it. It was so awesome to reach your hotel after 6 or more hours on the trail and be so heartily welcomed. The hotels in our charm version were the best! I definitely highly recommend this tour with eurohike! It´s one of the best choices I have made in my life!
Sabrina Huber
Sabrina Huber answered:
Dear Ms de León, thank you very much for your datailed feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your hiking trip at the Via Alpina. Hopefully your holiday will be memorable for years to come!
5 stars
Jon Mahoney CA | 26.09.2018
Peak Life Experience
We were on a Self Guided 8day Via Alpina “Bear” trip. WOW. We have hiked all over the world, Nepal, Alaska, Canadian Rockies, Kilimanjaro, and Chile. This was one of the best. First, booking was very easy. Then, the accommodation’s were AMAZING. Of course, the location was unbelievable...nice people.

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