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Alpine Beartrek 8-day Self-guided Walking Tour Level 4
Discover Switzerlands most impressive parts. When hiking on the Beartrek you travel a unique route that passes glaciers and spectacular passes. The route “Via Alpina” leads along the three most famous Swiss mountains “Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau” through valleys and canyons to the well known ski-resort Adelboden-Lenk. Most likely you won’t meet any bears on this tour but the route has its name from the time when only game could walk these paths. Today the trails are in a very good condition but still this tour is not an easy walk. During the course of your hike you reach peaks and summits where the spectacular beauty to the Swiss Alps rewards you for your efforts.
Surefootedness and good condition are mandatory. You must not be afraid of heights to go on this alpine tour. Parts of the tour can be cut short in the case of bad weather.
Slow Tours offers a number of other Walking Tours in Europe
Individual arrival in Meiringen
Settle in to your hotel
Meiringen – Grindelwald approx. 14km 4.5hrs | +700m -980m
The bus takes you to Rosenlaui where the first hike starts. You walk up to the “Grosse Scheidegg” from where you have a magnificent view to the mountains “Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau”. From here you continue to Grindelwald.
Grindelwald – Wengen/Lauterbrunnen approx. 19km 6.5 hrs | +1200m -1400m
The trail leads up to the „Kleine Scheidegg“.A sunny trail leads you towards the car-free resort Wengen. Small paths lead past the spectacular Trümmelbach-waterfall down to Lauterbrunnen.
Wengen/Lauterbrunnen – Griesalp/Kiental approx. 22km 7hrs | +2000m -1400m
Early in the morning the cable car brings you up to Mürren. In the early months of the summer there is often still snow on the Sefinenfurgge. You walk past a breathtaking Alpine scenery.
Griesalp/Kiental – Kandersteg approx. 15km 7.5hrs | +1,450m -1,725m
The ascent to the Blüemlisalp is the most spectacular leg on your hiking tour. After a long and step walk up to 2’843 meters you may enjoy an excellent meal at this Swiss mountain pasture. From here the trails lead on glacier moraines down to Lake Öschinen. Now Kandersteg is within short walking distance. (easy option: ride with the cable car into the valley).
Kandersteg – Adelboden approx. 16km 5.5hrs | +1350m -1170m
You take the cable car up to “Allmenalp” from where you hike up to “Bonderchrinde”. The view on the surrounding peaks is breathtaking. The trail leads down into the valley to Adelboden.
Adelboden – Lenk approx. 13km 4hrs | +725m -975m
From the widely-known village of Adelboden you walk towards the Hahnenmoospass. Wonderful views to the peak of mount Wildstrubel guide your way down to the valley Simmental. You will spend one last night in the Bernese Oberland.
Individual departure or extra nights.
If you prefer to drive yourself but would like to follow our itineraries and hotel choices we can help you with a brand new Renault vehicle - minimum 21 days - and have your itineraries and hotels ready for you.
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