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Classic Swiss Alps Walk
Take in the breath-taking natural beauty of Switzerland’s legendary summits; including the Eiger, Jungfrau and the Matterhorn on this classic walking holiday. Watch out for rare birds of prey and colourful alpine flowers on the well-marked trails of the Bernese Alps.
- Style: Self Guided Walking Tour
- Duration: 8 days/7 nights
- Starts in: Kandersteg
Guide Price £1019
- The Gemmi Pass
Day 1 Kandersteg
Make your way to your Kandersteg hotel. An arrival transfer from Kandersteg train station is included at certain times.
Day 2 Allmenalp
Enjoy a gentle cable car ride ascending to the Allmenalp, a colourful meadow brimming with rural charm. Experience stunning views across the valley to the magnificent turquoise-coloured waters of the Oeschinensee, surrounded by towering cliffs adorned with waterfalls. Hike to the summit for 360 degree views taking in 12 mountain peaks above 3,000m.
Day 3 Kanderfirn Glacier
A 20 minute scenic shuttle ride takes you to the Gasterntal, Kanderstag’s ‘hidden valley’. Snow fed waterfalls thunder down sheer rock faces as your trail meanders through woodland and open meadows where there’s over 25 varieties of orchid to spot.
Day 4 Oeschinensee
Widely regarded as the jewel in the crown of the Bernese Oberland, Oeschinensee is one of the most beautiful lakes in Switzerland. After a short gondola, hike to the Heuberg viewpoint for spectacular view of the cobalt blue water surrounded by razor-edged peaks of the Doldenhorn.
Day 5 Blausee
A gentle and peaceful route, this varied walk takes you along the upper Kandertal Valley to the beautiful Blausee - Blue Lake. Wander through the woodland trails and around the small turquoise lake before returning to your hotel for dinner.
Day 6 Gemmi Pass
Board the Sunnbuel cable car to join a fantastic ridge walk along the Uschinengrat. If you're lucky, you'll spot wild deer on the upper slopes and perhaps opt to enjoy lunch at the renowned Schwarenbach Hotel, where Lenin and Picasso have signed the visitors' book. Continue to the famous Gemmi Pass, a major transalpine route first used by the Celts. The extraordinary panorama of the Valais Alps to the south includes the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa on the Italian border.
Day 7 The Sudrampe
Take a 25-minute rail ride (payable locally) through the mountains up to the village of Hohtenn. where your route takes you high above the Rhone Valley, through a landscape of gorges, plunging waterfalls and small colourful villages hemmed in by vineyards.
Day 8 Kandersteg
Your self-guided tour ends this morning with a transfer to Kandersteg train station.
Departs:Selected departures Jul - Oct 2019 & May - Oct 2020.
- Return transfers from Kandersteg train station (only available in conjunction with certain trains, please check)
- 7 nights 3+ hotel accommodation
- 7 breakfasts, 6 picnic lunches & 7 dinners
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