Ultimate Swiss Alps

Immerse yourself in the magnificent Alps on this two week Grand Tour of Switzerland. Experience traditional, tranquil villages as well as vibrant towns such as Grindelwald and Zermatt, all perfect bases for classic local walks. Make use of the world-renowned Swiss train system to get from place to place. Hike through Alpine meadows; soaking in the views of famous peaks like the Jungfrau and Mönch. Walk to Grindelwald on the iconic Eiger Trail, skirting the base of the notorious North Face, a truly memorable experience. Get to know Zermatt and take in views of the Matterhorn while enjoying a picnic on the banks of an Alpine lake. Take the Glacier Express to St. Moritz in the lush Engadin Valley, one of the most stunning rail journeys of the world. After a day of exploring, relax at your comfortable hotel before refuelling on some delicious local food, washed down with a glass of Swiss red wine.

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Hiking trail · Bernese Oberland

Muerren to Lauterbrunnen

June 17, 2017
easy
5.8 km
2:40 h
0 m
849 m
Wander down through the forest from Muerren to Lauterbrunnen via the Via Alpina taking in glimpses of the Eiger, Moench and Jungfrau   
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by Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
July 20, 2018
5 km
1:22 h
79 m
229 m
As of July 2018, the route from Muerren to Lauterbrunnen as outlined in your route notes is closed due to a landslide which has made the path ...
by Sarah Stone,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Bernese Oberland

Grutschalp to Muerren via the Mountain View Trail

June 17, 2017
moderate
6.5 km
3:30 h
450 m
300 m
Walk from Gruetschalp to Muerren via the spectacular Mountain View Trail.
by Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Bernese Oberland

Grindelwald - Grosse Scheidegg

June 17, 2017
moderate
8.5 km
3:30 h
950 m
50 m
Walk up from Grindelwald to Grosse Scheidegg and then return by bus to Grindelwald. 
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by Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Bernese Oberland

First - Bachalpsee - Grosse Scheidegg

June 17, 2017
moderate
16.1 km
7:00 h
850 m
1050 m
This walk can be done as an easier or more difficult walk.Both walks start at the First Gondola station and takes you to the Bachalpsee.
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by Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Bernese Oberland

Eiger trail via the Gletscherschlucht to Grindelwald

June 17, 2017
moderate
13.7 km
6:00 h
250 m
1500 m
Walk the iconic Eiger trail from the Eiger Gletscher Railway station via the Gletscherschlucht to Grindelwald. Moderate Option - Walk the ...
1
by Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Kandersteg

Oeschinensee to Kandersteg

November 19, 2018
moderate
10.8 km
5:30 h
315 m
835 m
Leave the cable car behind and wander the wild-flower strewn slopes of the Oeschinensee valley before descending to Kandersteg. 
by Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Kandersteg

Kandersteg to Gasterntal Valley

November 19, 2018
moderate
23.5 km
7:00 h
680 m
680 m
A linear route from the centre of Kandersteg to the small alpine restaurant at Heimritz – follow the river Kander up towards its source in the ...
by Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Kandersteg

Kandersteg to Allmenalp

November 19, 2018
moderate
8.4 km
4:00 h
620 m
65 m
Walk to the end of the Kander valley and ascend via the alpine meadows of Uschene on a gentle gradient to Allmenalp. 
by Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure
November 19, 2018
easy
5.1 km
2:00 h
15 m
290 m
An alternative walk if you'd prefer an easier day, or if bad weather prevents you from being able to head into the mountains - walk from ...
by Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Leukerbad

Kandersteg to Leukerbad (via Gemmipass)

November 19, 2018
moderate
14.6 km
5:45 h
545 m
1080 m
Walk from the top of the Sunnbuel cable car station through varied high alpine valley scenery and pass the Daubensee before reaching the Gemmipass ...
by Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Leukerbad

Leukerbad to Fluealp Loop Walk

November 19, 2018
moderate
13.1 km
5:30 h
665 m
665 m
A varied loop walk from Leukerbad centre – ascend the forested slopes of the Dala valley, cross the river high up it’s valley, stop to admire the ...
by Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Valais

Rinderhutte to Restipass

November 19, 2018
moderate
13.2 km
6:00 h
540 m
540 m
From Rinderhutte traverse the mountainside with excellent views over the Rhone valley before reaching the remote-feeling Restipass high above ...
by Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Zermatt

The Matterhorn Trail

July 09, 2018
easy
8.4 km
3:00 h
20 m
987 m
An easy walk, all of which is downhill, starting at Schwarzsee and finishing in Zermatt with incredible views of the Matterhorn's North face. 
by Macs Adventure,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Zermatt

The Five Lakes Walk

July 09, 2018
moderate
9.2 km
3:00 h
170 m
454 m
A leisurely walk with iconic views of the Matterhorn. On a clear day the reflection of the famous mountain will be reflected in 3 of the 5 lakes - ...
by Macs Adventure,   Macs Adventure