Self-guided Best of the Bernese Oberland

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The Switzerland of fairy tales resides in heart of the Bernese Oberland.

Self-Guided Tour

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Description

If you're interested in hiking inn-to-inn, but would like just a couple of remote nights to go with the comforts of distinctive village hotels, the Best of the Bernese Oberland tour is for you. On this tour, we've combined stops at outstanding village hotels with our favorite inn-to-inn stretch of the Alpine Pass Route. Starting with 2 nights in Wengen, we'll see the Eiger and Jungfrau mountains before hiking to the far end of the Lauterbrunnen valley for 1 night at the charming Tschingelhorn mountain inn (no luggage for this night, private room, bathroom/shower down the hall). We'll continue the next day to Mürren for 2 nights there, followed by 2 more in quiet Kandersteg. With 4 stops in 7 nights, this tour strikes a perfect balance of comfort and adventure in perhaps the most breathtaking region of the Alps.

Your typical day starts with a delicious buffet breakfast at our hotel - a feast of freshly baked bread and croissants, local meats and cheeses, cereal, fruit, eggs, coffee and freshly squeezed juice - which gives you the energy needed for the day ahead. Before setting out on your hike, visit a bakery and market for lunch supplies, or bring some money for a stop in one of the alpine restaurants along your route. Soon, you'll be out on the trail for 6-8 hours, with many hiking options to choose from.

You should finish your hike around 4-5 pm, giving you time to wash up and relax. You'll have your own room every night, with private bathroom for all nights except at Tschingelhorn. After that, you'll enjoy dinner at your hotel restaurant. These are multi-course feasts, featuring local specialties like bratwurst, rösti, or cheese fondue, and will be hearty, filling, well-earned and very delicious. Typically we leave both dinners in Mürren free, so you will have a chance to explore on your own.

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Itinerary

Included Standard tour: 6 nights 3-star hotels 1 night mountain inn 7 breakfasts and 5 dinners 2nd class 3 day Flex rail pass Deluxe tour: 4 nights 4-star hotels 2 nights 3-star superior hotel 1 night mountain inn 7 breakfasts and 6 dinners 1st class 3 day Flex pass also included: Murren-Kandersteg train tickets luggage transfers Wengen-Murren topo maps detailed route descriptions sightseeing suggestions local contact for questions