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

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 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

daily
Season 2
04.07.2021 - 17.09.2021

daily
Via Alpina „Bear Trek“ Charm 8 days, CH-BDWML-08D
Base price
1,089.00
1,189.00
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
Jun 27, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Sep 26, 2021
daily
Season 2
Jul 4, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
daily
Via Alpina „Bear Trek“ Charm 8 days, CH-BDWML-08D
Base price
Surcharge single room
1,089.00
399.00
1,189.00
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
Jun 27, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Sep 26, 2021
Season 2
Jul 4, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
Meiringen
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Lenk
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
125.00
180.00
89.00
128.00
125.00
180.00
89.00
128.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Meiringen
  Season 1
Jun 27, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Sep 26, 2021

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

daily
Meiringen
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 125.00 125.00
Extra night sgl/bb 180.00 180.00
Lenk
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 89.00 89.00
Extra night sgl/bb 128.00 128.00

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!

Accommodation

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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
5 stars
Anna Michelle de León GT | 07.12.2019
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!
Katharina Pertiller
Katharina Pertiller 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 | 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.

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