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Hiking the Bernese Oberland and Zermatt – Day Hikes

Switzerland, Europe

from €2,694* per person 8 Days June-September
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Alps and Beyond 24 people max
  • Zurich - grindelwald
  • Active & Adventure trips

The Bernese Oberland and the Zermatt regions are two of the most spectacular areas in the Alps, offering an array of scenery that never ceases to amaze all who visit their heights. Mountain ranges with several glaciated peaks, surpassing 4,000 meters in height, frame lush valleys filled with alpine flowers and emerald blue lakes. An incredible network of trails allows the visitor to explore these regions with hikes and walks for all tastes. Starting in Grindelwald, perfectly situated at the base of the famous North Face of the Eiger, our day hikes take us to vantage points with unparalleled views of peaks such as the Eiger, Monch, Jungfrau, Wetterhorn and Finsteraarhorn. Continuing on to Kandersteg, we encounter even more dramatic mountain scenery, where the glaciers swooping down from the summits seem to reach our fingertips. Our easy-to-moderate hikes allow us to wander in reverie before this magnificent landscape. We top off our tour with two exceptional days in Zermatt, where the views of the Matterhorn and the Monte Rosa massif, with its crown of 4,000-meter peaks, are simply breathtaking.

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Switzerland, Europe

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3 testimonials about the provider, Alps and Beyond:

  • Reviewer: located in Chicago, IL USA
    Touring with Alps and Beyond has been one of the best and most satisfying experiences of my life. From my very first hiking trip around the beautiful northern Italian lakes to my magical last (but not final) walking trip of the wine and hazelnut region in Piemonte's Langhe of Italy. This company and its fine tour guides have introduced me to some of the most spectacular locations I have ever seen and because of their impeccable pre-planning and their highly knowledgeable tour guides I am always guaranteed gorgeous accomodations, personalized care, and a vacation full of memories and new friends that i will cherish for years to come. When touring Italy or Switzerland, I will only ever go through Alps and Beyond. For quality, service and trips beyond the 'tour-esty' there is no one who does it better.
    5
  • Reviewer: located in San Francisco, CA USA
    Alps and Beyond is an amazing company. Our trip was handled with lots of TLC and much expertise. The group relaxed and enjoyed the amazing scenery and hikes knowing that all the other details were very capable hands. Our guides, Anna and Bruno, made sure we all got up and over the mountain and had lots of fun at the same time. This remains one of our most memorable trips. Pure enjoyment. Our guides and Alps and Beyond are quite simply the best!
    5
  • Reviewer: located in Chicago, IL USA
    I was introduced to Alps and Beyond by a friend. I decided to attend their group trip to the Piedmonte Region of Italy, where the wine is plentiful and the food is amazing. They have such amazing connections to the logding and restaurants, that the trip far exceeded my expectations. If we saw something while riding in our Bus, Anna would make sure there was time to stop and seek out additional adventure. I cannot really put into words the details and care that is put into every day of the trip. A MUST!!
    5

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Itinerary

Day 1 • Zurich - Grindelwald

Meet you guide in Zurich and transfer by train to Grindelwald, perfectly situated right in front of the famous Eiger's North Face. Afternoon hike to the Oberergrindelwald Glacier.

Day 2,3 • Grindelwald 

Two days of exploration of Grindelwald’s panoramic surroundings. Our easy to moderate day hikes lead us to the Grosse Scheidegg, to small alpine lakes and fields of wildflowers, and along the base of the Eiger's North Face, whose challenging climb has claimed many lives through the years. We reach Kleine Scheidegg, an obligatory stop along the Jungfrau Railway.

Day 4,5 • Kandersteg 

A pleasant hike takes us to Oeschinen Lake, a turquoise jewel set among the dramatic sheer walls of the Bluemlisalp mountains and their glaciers. We visit the a 16th century house and the Ricola herb garden. We venture into the Gasteren Valley, a deep gash through the mountains, and a pristine and enchanting natural environment.

Day 6,7 • Zermatt  

We spend to full days absorbing the mesmerizing landscape around and above Zermatt. We take our time hiking and enjoying the open panorama at Gornergrat, with humbling views of the Matterhorn and the Monte Rosa massif, the second highest mountain in Western Europe, and its glaciers. At the foot of the Matternhorn, we hike in a serene landscape of alpine lakes and wildflowers.

Day 8 • Departure

The trip ends in Zermatt. After breakfast, transfer on your own the destination of your choice.

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