Iconic Hiking Trail Via Alpina

Best of Switzerland CH | 8 days

The trail leads you over the famous passes like "Grosse Scheidegg" close to the Eiger North face to beautiful lakes like "Engstlensee" and connects well known destinations such as Engelberg, Meiringen and Grindelwald, right in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Enjoy the hospitality of authentic Swiss mountain huts and friendly hotels and discover cultural and traditional highlights along the path.

Via Alpina
Technique

A continuous route, sure-footedness and initial experiences of mountain hiking required; Terrain:

mostly moderately steep with short steeper sections (T2); Alpine technique: experience is not

necessary

Condition

Duration from 2 to 5 hours, up to approx. 700 vertical meters, approx. 250 vertical meters per hour.

Longer hikes possible but optional. Cable car can be used as an alternative.

Group

7-12 Participants per Mountain Guide

Meeting place

Zurich Airport at approx. 9 am (exact time and place will be announced later)

Departure

Montreux, Hotel, individual tranfer back to the airport (your Swiss Travel Pass will be valid for 8 days in case you plan to stay longer)

Accommodation

Comfortable hiking hotels

Services
Included

Guiding, all transfers, half board, Mammut Giveaway

Not included

Flight to Switzerland, Lunchbox and drinks

Program

Day 1Welcome at the airport or as defined. Welcome drink and visit of the Mammut Head Quarter. Transfer to Lucerne, sightseeing, transfer to Engelberg, overnight in Engelberg.

Day 2By gondola to Titlis and the famous cliff walk, then back to Trübsee. Lunch at the Trübsee. Up by gondola to the Jochpass at 2207 m above sea level and to the beautiful Engstlen mountain lake. Enjoy your overnight staying in this mountain lodge in a very quiet and remote area. Optional routes: Instead of hiking u from Trübsee to Jochpass you can take the chairlift.

Day 3Enjoy a beautiful hike on the ridge high above Meiringen, through blooming moutain meadows with a stunning view to the Bernese mountains such as Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. From Planplatten by gondola to Hasliberg and Meiringen. Optional routes: Instead of hiking to Planplatten you hike to Melchsee Frutt and travel by gondola to Meiringen.

Day 4From Meiringen by the funicular to the famous Reichenbachfalls. Then by postalcar to Grosse Scheidegg with a visit of the Rosenlaui glacier gorge and the venerable Rosenalui hotel, one of the first hotels of Switzerland. Enjoy then your postalcar ride down to Grindelwald with the Eiger Northface directly in front of you.

Day 5Today is glacier day. By train to Jungfraujoch, the Top of Europe. On the prepared slope to the Mönchsjochhut. Get roped together and glacier trekking on the Ewig Schneefäld. After Lunch in the Mönchsjochhut back to Jungfraujoch and to Kleine Scheidegg. A nice walk takes you further to Männlichen. Enjoy the royal ride, an open air gondola down to Wengen.

Day 6Visit the beautiful town of Interlaken. By train to Spiez, Zweisimmen and on board of the famous Montreux Oberland train on the GoldenPass route to Les Cases. Hike the last mile of the via alpina down to Montreux. Farewell dinner in your hotel.

Day 7Transfer back to the airport, individual departure.

Available
22.06. - 29.06.2020
duration: 8 days, Mon-Mon
state: available
CHF 3'699.00
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