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This has got to be one of the best hikes in Switzerland! This self guided hiking vacation in Switzerland follows the Bear Trek (Bear Trail). This Swiss hike gets its name from time gone by when the area was extremely remote and bears and wolves could be found. You don’t have to worry though, as you shall not see any bears nowadays. Experiencing some Bernese Oberland hiking, you are sure to have dramatic mountain views all around you. You may even come across other alpine trekkers who are enjoying the route.
The Bear Trek is a unique trail over amazing passes and along glaciers. Along the route you may also walk along the Via Alpina which is a network of 5 walking trails across the eight countries of the Alpine region! We have graded this self guided walking holiday as a level 3 tour, which is aimed towards the more experience hikers out there. As you make your way from Meiringen towards Lenk, you will be continually rewarded with wonderful alpine vistas.
Come and enjoy the beautiful Alps on one of the best hiking trails in Switzerland. Get hiking in Switzerland and book today. Leave us in charge and we will organise all your accommodation, luggage transfers where required, so you can get out hiking in preparation for your hiking vacation in Switzerland.
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. Then a lively sunny trial leads you towards the car free town of Wengen. Then small paths lead us past the spectacular Trümmelbach waterfalls, down 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 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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