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Welcome to Hooked on Walking Holidays and our self guided walking holiday in Switzerland. This self guided hiking vacation in Switzerland follows the Bear Trek (Trail). The name of the trail originates from time gone by when the area was extremely remote and bears and wolves could be found. You shall hike several passes and mountains on this pretty difficult walk, which is for experienced hikers, but you will be rewarded for your alpinist stamina with wonderful alpine vista.
You start your Bear Trek walking holiday at 10 am at the railway station in Meiringen. There you deposit your luggage and take the public post bus service to Rosenlaui. Hike over the Great Scheidegg to Grindelwald always with full view of the marvellous panoramic views of the three famous Bernian giants Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Walking time 4.5 hours up 700m
The hiking tour for today starts with a continuous ascent up to the Little Scheidegg. From here you can take a detour to the Junfraujoch, the top of Europe. You follow a steep track, past the spectacular Trümmelbach waterfalls, down to Lauterbrunnen. (Easier alternative: descent to Lauterbrunnen via Wengen or train from Little Scheidegg to Lauterbrunnen). Walking time 6.5 hours up 1200m to 1400m
Early in the morning ascent by cable car to Mürren. You walk over mostly snow covered paths of Sefinenfurgge through the breathtaking alpine scenery. Walking time 7 hours, up 2000m, down 1400m.
Today is the major day with the ascent to the Blüemlisalp. After a long and steep ascent to 2843 m you are rewarded with a good lunch on the Blüemlisalp hut. Via the Hohtürli and across the moraines of the Blüemlialp glacier you descent to the lake Ö schinensee. This lake is one of the most impressive mountain lakes of the Alps on your walk to Kandersteg (Alternative from lake Ö schinensee: downhill by chair lift) Walking time 7-8 hours up 1200m, down 2775m
First by cable car and on to the Allmenalp, then you ascent to Bonderchrinde. From here you enjoy a marvellous round view on the surrounding Alps. On a beautiful route you descent to Adelboden. Walking time 5.5 hours, up 1350m, down 1170m
Today the Bear Trek will take you from the Idyllic village of Adelboden towards Hahnenmoospass. You shall see wonderful views to the peak Wildstrubel and on the descent of the valley Simmental.
Minimum of 2 persons are required
High level tours between 1.500 and 2.500 m on mountain paths and rocky, sometimes exposed paths are waiting for you. A sure footing, a good head for heights and certain endurance are required. Daily distances of up to 7 hours and managing of higher height differences are included. For self-guided hiking a fair mountain experience is required. Most days there is climbing or around 1000m.
Standard accommodation is in family run guest houses some with shared toilets and bathrooms. The upgraded is 6 nights in middle class hotels and 1 night in a mountain hotel( shared toilets and bathrooms)
It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Walking that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.
By plane to Zurich or Geneva. The starting hotel is in Meiringen. There are trains every hour from the major cities in Switzerland. From Lenk (last village on tour) trains are going back to Meiringen. The nearest airport is Zurich
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