SWITZERLAND

BERNESE OBERLAND TRAVERSE

Activity Type: Hiking | Adventure

BERNESE OBERLAND TRAVERSE ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive in Zurich or Geneva; Transfer to Wengen

 Once we settle into our hotel, we’ll rendezvous for an orientation and welcome dinner of traditional Swiss dishes prepared with fresh, local ingredients.

Day 2: Warm Up Hike to Männlichen Peak

Lowest point: 4,179’ | Highest point: 7,306’ | Overall elevation gain: 3,127’ | Overall elevation loss: 0’ | Distance: 4 miles | Hiking time: 2.5hrs (3hrs with breaks)

Day 3: Lauterbrunnen Valley, Staubbach Falls, Mürren

Highest point: 5,550’ | Lowest point: 2,850’ | Overall elevation gain: 2,850’ | Overall elevation loss: 1,675’ | Distance: 7.62 miles | Hiking time: 3.20hrs (5hrs total with breaks)

Day 4: Mürren to Rotstockhütte

Highest point: 6,600’ | Lowest point: 5,095’ | Overall elevation gain: 1,505’ | Distance: 3.7 miles | Hiking time: 2.5-3hrs 

Explore remote alpine valleys

Day 5: Rotstockhütte, Sefinenfurgge, Griesalp

Highest point: 8,750’ | Lowest point: 4,850’ | Overall elevation gain: 1,750’ | Overall elevation loss: 3950’ | Distance: 5.8 miles | Hiking time: 4 hrs (6hrs with breaks)

Day 9: Adelboden via Bunderchrinde

Highest point: 7,925’ | Lowest point: 4,125’ | Overall elevation gain: 4,175’ | Overall elevation loss: 4,925’ | Distance: 10.2 miles | Hiking time: 4.5hrs (5.5hrs with breaks)

Day 6: Bundalp, Hohtürli Pass and Blüemlisalp Hut

Highest point: 9,300’ | Lowest point: 4,800’ | Overall elevation gain: 4,500’ | Overall elevation loss: 0’ | Distance: 4.69 miles | Hiking time: 3hrs (5.5hrs with breaks)

Day 10: Departure

This morning we transfer to other destinations for our optional trip extensions, or return by train to the airport for return flights home.

Day 7: Öeschinensee, Kandersteg

Highest point: 9,500’ | Lowest point: 3,968’ | Overall elevation gain:  718’ | Overall elevation loss: 5,532’ | Distance: 8.1 miles | Hiking time: 3.5hrs (5hrs with breaks)

Day 8: Kandersteg, Selden (e-bike option)

Highest point: 5,650’ | Lowest point: 3,968’ | Overall elevation gain:  1,682 | Distance: 5.2 miles | Hiking time: 3hrs (4hrs with breaks)

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