Via Alpina “Bear Trek” (the best Swiss stages)
Enjoy the most iconic hiking route in Switzerland in the most impressive parts of the Swiss Alps. This independent hiking tour following the spectacular ‘Via Alpina’ (a.k.a Bear Trek) along breathtaking mountain passes and unbelievably beautiful glaciers along the three most famous mountains in Switzerland: Jungfrau, Eiger, and Mönch. You will witness the whole color palette of the ‘Via Alpina’ markings (purple, yellow, green, blue and red) along the way. If this does not impress you, just imagine that it stretches across seven different countries all the way to Monaco.
Duration8/6 Days I Difficulty: 5 (of 5)
What is included7 nights incl. breakfast (different category accommodations available; check the Rates & Remarks tab for details); luggage transfers (1 piece of luggage up to 20kg per person); roadbook in English; service hotline
What is not includedTickets for public transport, mountain railways and cable cars. Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
Best periodend of June, July, August, mid-September
Day 1. Arrival day
Day 2. Meiringen – Grindelwald (14km, 4-5hrs, +700m/-980m)
Day 3. Grindelwald – Wengen/Lauterbrunnen (19km, 6,30hrs, +1200m/-1400m)
Day 4. Wengen/Lauterbrunnen – Griesalp/Kiental (22km, 7hrs, +2000m/-1400m)
Day 5. Griesalp/Kiental – Kandersteg (15km, 7,30hrs, +1200m/-1300m)
Day 6. Kandersteg – Adelboden (16km, 5,30hrs, +1350m/-1170m)
Day 7: Adelboden – Lenk (13km, 4hrs, +1060m/-1950m)
Day 8. Departure day