The region around Interlaken with the two lakes of Brienz and Thun, are situated at the foot of the mighty trio of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and belong to the most spectacular landscapes in the world. The immense black North face of the Eiger is a true challenge to any mountaineer – and the ride on the train from Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen up to the Jungfraujoch (3454m) simply is a must-to-see for visitors to Switzerland.
Of course, one may dart up one of these mountains with the readily available help of railways or cable cars, but it certainly takes more time to explore this wonderful region more thoroughly and to truly succumb to the spell of the giants that engulfs the deep valleys in the vicinity of Interlaken. On this tour, we offer exactly this sort of experience. On the leisurely pace set out by our programme, you have ample time to marvel at the apparent grandeur, as well as to observe the less obvious, but equally beautiful details that the Bernese Oberland has to offer.
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|Interlaken > Faulhorn > Grindelwald > Kleine Scheidegg > Mürren.|
|Category I: Easy-Tours.|
|Daily 04/07/2020 through19/09/2020.|
|4 x Hotels, 4 x Guesthouses.|
|7 x Breakfast, 3 x Dinner.|
|Daily luggage transfers except on day 2.|
|CHF 995.00 (€ 850.00) per person for parties of 2, CHF 905.00 (€ 840.00) per person for parties of 4; from Interlaken/to Mürren.|
Day 1: Interlaken. Fly into Zurich, Basle or Geneva and travel by train to Interlaken, a lively and beautifully situated small city between the shores of two lakes.
Day 2: Interlaken – Faulhorn. Start your day with a spectacular train ride from Interlaken via Wilderswil to the top of the Schynige Platte. Here you are so close to the gigantic trio of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau that you can almost touch their icy surface! Enjoy the unobstructed views on your walk on the high route to the mountain guesthouse on the peak of the Faulhorn (no luggage transfer).
Day 3: Faulhorn – Grindelwald. After a hearty breakfast, you have the choice of several alternatives to walk from the Faulhorn down to Grindelwald, your destination for tonight. The most leisurely possibility will take you down the slope with the help of a cable car, the most challenging one will extend your walk to last approx. 6 hours.
Day 4: Grindelwald – Kleine Scheidegg. Of course, there is the possibility to travel from Grindelwald to the Kleine Scheidegg by train, but it’s definitively more rewarding to tackle this ascent by human power, as it gives you so many more opportunities to stop and marvel at the tremendous, black North face of the Eiger, towering above your heads. Spend the night in a hotel on the Kleine Scheidegg, which is also the base for mountaineers attempting to climb the famous and feared wall of the Eiger.
Day 5: Kleine Scheidegg. Take a rest day on the Kleine Scheidegg or make use of one of many possibilities for walks available up here. One of them – and certainly the most spectacular one – takes you along the foot of the Eiger North face up to the Eigergletscher station, from where you can travel back to Kleine Scheidegg or make the very rewarding detour by train to the top of Jungfraujoch. With luck, you may observe a team of climbers working their way up the almost vertical cliffs of the Eiger.
Day 6: Kleine Scheidegg – Mürren. From the Kleine Scheidegg, you walk downwards to the village of Wengen and further on to Lauterbrunnen on the bottom of the valley. Take a detour to view one of the highest waterfalls of the region, before you start the short ascent to Mürren. The village of Mürren is big enough to offer a lot of entertainment and small enough to still be very cosy. It is also one of eight Swiss villages which are completely free of motor traffic.
Day 7: Mürren. Another day to rest, but we suggest that you climb up to the Schilthorn, a mountain which has become famous all over the world, albeit under the name of “Piz Gloria“, when sequences of the film “On her majesty’s secret service“, starring George Lazenby as James Bond were shot up here. Spend the last night of this unforgettable tour in Mürren before you head back home.
Day 8: Return.