Jul 26, 2021 - 4:37 PM
Hello all - I am new here to MySwissAlps and have found it to be an amazing website to help me plan my upcoming trip. I will be headed to the Bernese Oberland for 2.5 days/2 nights in late August. I have picked out several hikes and was hoping for input so that I can select the best ones for my trip without being redundant and to be sure I can fit them all in.
About me and this trip: mid-30s, average fitness level, interested in hikes ranging from easy to moderate, safe trails for solo travel, based in Murren.
- North Face Trail (Murren): Is 4 hours sufficient to allow the trail with a detour to Sprutz? Seems like you can end in Gimmelwald by a trail down from Sprutz - is this accurate? Is there a direction with better views? I was thinking of starting by taking the funicular up to Allmendhubel and ending in Gimmelwald, but not if I have to be turning around all the time to get a good mountain view.
- Mannlichen to Kleine Scheidegg: Seems straightforward, allowing 2 hours. Is the Royal Walk detour worth it (wasn't planning on this as the other planned hikes seem to have the views)?
- Eiger Trail from Eigergletscher to Alpiglen: I have read varying times for this - is 3 hours sufficient or will it take longer? I will plan to do this trail after the Mannlichen/Kleine Scheidegg hike by taking the train up to Eigergletscher.
- Lauterbrunnen Valley for Staubbachfall and Trummelbachfalle: Time recommendation to hike behind Staubbachfall and go into Trummelbachfalle, walk versus bus?
- Bachalpsee/First Cliff Walk: I am really trying to squeeze this in, but don't think it is possible with my timeline. If I do this, want to be able to enjoy the view and not just plan to hike there and turn around. I wouldn't plan on doing any of the adventure activities offered. I am avoiding adding it to the day with Mannlichen and Eiger trail so that I don't personally overdo it and due to the timing of the cable cars. Is Bachalpsee a must see or is it skippable?
Looking forward to the conversation - thank you.