EUR 840.00

Switzerland - Via Alpina - Bear Trek

Experience one of the most impressive areas in Switzerland. During the trip, you'll come up on mountain peaks, where the beauty of the Swiss alps really catches up with you. There is definitely something to find here.

The hiking trip "Bear trek" takes you on a long, unique route, which leads you past glaciers and spectacular mountain passes. The route "Via Alpina" takes you past the three iconic mountains Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau; through valleys and canyons to the famous ski resort Adelboden-Lenk.

Today the trails are maintained, but that does not mean that the tour is easy.
On this trip, it is important to have a good balance and to be in a good physical shape. It is also important not to have a fear of altitude.

Parts of the trip can be shortened in case of bad weather.

Overview
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If you can select the date in the calendar on this page, then the tour can start on that date.

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Day 1 Arrival to Meiringen

You arrive at the first hotel in Meiringen, where you will be handed out maps and route descriptions. Then you have the rest of the day for yourself to enjoy and settle in. 

Day 2 From Meiringen to Grindelwald

You will be driven by bus to the starting point of the first hike. You walk up to the "Grosse Scheidegg", from where you have a magnificent view of the mountains Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. From here you continue to Grindelwald.

Day 3 From Grindelwald to Wengen / Lauterbrunnen

The path leads you up to "Kleine Scheidegg". If you like, you can now hike all the way to the "Jungfraujoch". Small paths lead you past the beautiful Trümmelbach waterfalls and down to Lauterbrunnen.

Note: You can also choose an easier route that goes via Wengen down to Lauterbrunnen - or even take the train from "Kleine Scheidegg".

Day 4 From Lauterbrunnen to Griesalp/Kiental

Early in the morning, a cable car takes you up to Mürren, where there may still be snow in the early summer. You walk along a fantastic alpine view.

Day 5 From Griesalp/Kiental to Kandersteg

The hike up to Blüemlisalp is the nicest part of the whole hike.

After a long and steep climb to a height of 2843 meters (9327 ft), you can enjoy a well-deserved meal at this Swiss pasture.

The path continues down the glacier to Lake Öschinen and from here it is not far to Kandersteg. 

Note: It is also possible to take the cable car down.

Day 6 From Kandersteg to Adelboden

You start the day by taking the cable car up to the "Allmenalp" from where you walk to "Bonderchrinde". The view is magnificent. The path leads you down to Adelboden.

Day 7 From Adelboden to Lenk

From the famous village of Adelboden you walk towards the Hahnenmoos Pass. Enjoy the wonderful views of Mt. Wildstrubels thaw while walking in the Simmental Valley.

You arrive in Lenk, where you spend your last night in the Bernese Oberland.

Day 8 Return

You check out of the hotel and go home or start your next adventure. 

Price includes

Not included
  • Transportation to/from destination
  • Cancellation - and travel insurance
  • optional: Additional nights before or after the trip
  • optional: Upgrade of the hotels for those seeking something extra nice
EUR 895.00

Practical info

General information

The price is based upon two people sharing. It is also possible travel alone in a single room. Simply choose "1 person" in the booking form and it will automatically add the single room surcharge.

Notice: If you open the booking form, fill it out and go to page two, you can save your quote and have it sent to your email as a pdf. This way you can easily send it to others who can then see the price and exactly what is included. When you have saved the quote you can easily restart the booking and you will not need to enter all the information again.

Transportation / Flights

Please note that transportation to and from the destination is NOT included in the package, and that you have to make sure to book your own flight that matches the holiday start- and end date. This is easily done online or by contacting us for an offer.

Important: We recommend that you book the trip with us before you buy your plane tickets.

Plane and train
The easiest way to get to Meiringen is to fly to Zurich. From here you take the train to Meiringen. The trip from Zurich to Meiringen takes about 3½ hours by train.

To get the full overview of the train journey from Zurich to Meiringen, visit Rome2Rio

To get the full overview of the train journey from Lenk to Zurich, visit Rome2Rio

Driving on your own
This may also be a convenient solution. You simply drive all the way to Meiringen and pay approximately 20 euros to leave the car at the first hotel. There is no need to reserve the parking spot in advance.

When you return from Lenk to Meiringen you can take the train, which takes about 3 hours, or you can purchase a private transfer back to the first hotel (costs about €100 per person).  

Food & Beverage

On this trip we have included breakfast every day. It is generally easy to find places to eat at, as well as shops to buy lunch or a lunch pack at. 

Accommodation

Overnight stays on this tour include: 6 nights in double rooms at tourist class hotels and 1 night in a traditional mountain hut with a shared bathroom / WC

Hotel Upgrade
When you book the trip, you can choose, whether you want to upgrade to especially good hotels on the trip. This costs a little extra, but if you choose this, you'll be accommodated at these types of hotels:

  • Meiringen: Hotel Victoria ***
  • Grindelwald: Private Selection Hotel Kirchbühl
  • Wengen: Hotel Silberhorn
  • Griesalp: Griesalp Hotels
  • Candlestick: Victoria Belle Epoque
  • Adelboden: Private Selection Bellevue Parkhotel & Spa ****
  • Lenk: Hotel Kreuz ***
Hiking Descriptions

When booking the tour, you will receive all relevant "pre-departure" information. Some information (e.g. the hotel list) is only available about one month before the departure. On our individual self-guided tours, hiking descriptions, maps and other destination materials will be provided to you upon arrival at the first accommodation.

Travel Insurance

We highly recommend that you are covered by a good travel insurance covering at least Medical Expenses, Illness, Personal Accident, Baggage and Repatriation. The customer is responsible to take the necessary travel insurance that covers these costs. Mountain Adventures, or our local partners, do not have any responsibility for our customers not being covered by a necessary travel insurance. You have to arrange your insurance in your home country.

Climate

It can be difficult to plan your trip according to the weather, but to give you an idea of the local climate, see data below. Statistics as seen on www.yr.no.

Climate Via Alpina Walking holiday

The Travel Guarantee Fund

We are members of the Travel Guarantee Fund (nr. 2529) and have all available insurances. Read more about that here.

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