Via Alpina „Bear Trek“ Charm

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!


  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour


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 Benderchrinde. 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 2018 at a glance
Season 1
Aug 20, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018
Season 2
Jul 1, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018
Via Alpina „Bear Trek“ Charm 8 days, CH-BDWML-08D
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Surcharge single room

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
Aug 20, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018
Season 2
Jul 1, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018
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Services and infos

  • 7 overnight stays in booked category, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents
  • Service-Hotline


  • By train to Meiringen. A few walking minutes or short taxi transfer to the starting hotel.
  • Parking in Meiringen: chargeable car park near the hotel, approx. EUR 17 per week or f.o.c. on the car park of the mountain railway. No reservation required.
  • Return from Lenk to Meiringen by train, duration approx. 3 hrs.


  • Fares with public transport, mountain railways and cable cars.

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