Base camp Murren late May; hiking and what else?

Base camp Murren late May; hiking and what else?

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DRoss
DRoss
10 posts
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Mar 16, 2016 - 11:15 AM

It will be my first time in Switzerland and I decided to make Murren my base while I'm there from 5/25 through 5/28. I think I might get a regional Berner Oberland pass depending upon accessibility and time constrains.. I checked out the Murren website. Any suggestions on an itinerary for 3 nights, 4 days in Murren and the surround areas.. I want to do some hiking, maybe 2 to 3 paths, but what else in that time frame? It's hard to tell how far away places of interests and towns are from each other?

Arno
Arno
7713 posts
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Mar 17, 2016 - 6:42 AM

Hi DRoss,

Mürren is a wonderful village with good views. By the end of May trails below about 2500 m should be clear of snow and accessible. You can check with the tourist office if necessary. Hiking and attraction suggestions can be found here: myswissalps.com/ jungfrauregion/ activities. People spend weeks there, so it should not be a problem to enjoy yourself for 4 days. Traveling times are in the timetable: myswissalps.com/ timetable. As long as you stay in the Jungfrau region trips will not take more than 1.5 hours one way, but in many cases it's much less.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2648 posts
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Mar 18, 2016 - 2:18 AM in reply to DRoss

Hi Dross.

As Arno notes, trails should be open below 2500 meters, but snow often may still block a shady portion of a trail until mid-June. Confirm your choices with your hotel or the local tourist office before you start out.

This link may be helpful.

www.jungfrau.ch/en/som mer/tourism/destinatio ns/kleine-scheidegg/hiking-trails/

Note the date at the bottom of the page, and also that in late may, some trails' accessibility may vary from day to day.

Slowpoke

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