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Hikers at the turquoise-blue mountain lake Oeschinensee with mountain panorama in the background

Via Alpina „Bear Trek“ with Charm

Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau

8 Days / 7 Nights
Hikers at the turquoise-blue mountain lake Oeschinensee with mountain panorama in the background

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.

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.

  • 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.

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.

On our ‘Hiking Tours with Charm’ you can enjoy the full service of our individual active holidays while staying in very special accommodation with that extra something in the best location. That means you can look forward to luxury furnishings and decor in the local style, as well as cuisine at the highest level. Many of our hotels with charm also offer large pools and a wellness area where you can relax after a lovely day of hiking.

Itinerary at a glance

The Rosenlaui Glacier Gorge, the Wetterhorn, and the Eiger North Face are just some of the impressive sights along the Bear Trek. After your hikes, including those to the Blüemlisalp and Oeschinen Lake, you can relax in our charming hotels.
Arrival in Meiringen

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.

Start the day with an ascent on the ‘Eiger Nordwand’ to Kleines Scheidegg. Follow the steep path that finally leads to Wengen.

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

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).

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.

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.

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Route information


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 & Dates

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Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour


  • 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)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data
  • Service hotline

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!
  • This tour is a partner tour.

Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of EUR 20 per room.

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