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 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Jun 29, 2019 - Jul 5, 2019
Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 15, 2019
Season 2
Jul 6, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019
Via Alpina „Bear Trek“ Charm 8 days, CH-BDWML-08D
Base price
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
Jun 29, 2019 - Jul 5, 2019
Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 15, 2019
Season 2
Jul 6, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019
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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 1x per room (German, English)
  • Service-Hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • By train to Meiringen. 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 40 per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

This tour has 1 more variation


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5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
5 stars
Jon Mahoney CA | 27.09.2018
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.
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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