Looking for a weeks hike through Bernese Oberland

Looking for a weeks hike through Bernese Oberland

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MarcusKinch
MarcusKinch
2 posts
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May 25, 2015 - 2:56 PM

Greetings!We're two fit 19-year-olds looking for a beautiful hike, lasting about a week, through the Bernese Oberland. We want to walk from one camping site/hut to another every day through the rural, mountainous landscapes with our backpacks, rather than have a base where we do day trips from. We were thinking somewhere around Interlaken as it is fairly easy to get there from Zürich Airport, but that was just a thought.

Can anyone suggest a great hiking trail, and perhaps instructions on how to get there?

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2652 posts
expert
May 25, 2015 - 6:05 PM in reply to MarcusKinch

<<"Can anyone suggest a great hiking trail, and perhaps instructions on how to get there?">>

There are a whole lot of trails to consider. I have not done hut-hut hiking, and you could look into it. Huts require reservations and may be booked by now for sleeping.

Here is a start on some things to look at:

www.myswissalps.com/hi king

In those pages you can find a link to the SAC (huts)-

www.sac-cas.ch/en/huts .html​

Switzerland Mobility has a large range of hikes shown, with height profiles and accomodations.

Here is a sample to get you started on the Via Alpina.

www.wanderland.ch/en/h iking-in.html?phrase=First+%28BE%29+-+Grind elwald&sname=&sid=1461 39​

You may need to work with a map and chose the names of towns to insert in their selection process.

You might try Grindelwald, Meiringen, Mürren, First( Grindelwald) ,

Some of their links also lead to for-fee guided hikes. You might look at some of those routes for ideas.

www.wanderland.ch/en/s ervices/bookable-offers.html?search=93,99,1 42

Here is a good map to work with to get names that might give detailed descriptions in Switzerland Mobility:

map.geo.admin.ch/?X=16 4280.00&Y=639990.00&zo om=4&lang=en&topic=swi sstopo&bgLayer=ch.swisstopo.pixelkarte-fa rbe If you zoom in it shows individual trails.

When you hike and when you plan, a good map is important. Here are the best. The Wnderkarten show marked Wanderwege. Very useful.

www.swisstopo.admin.ch /internet/swisstopo/e n/home/products/maps.h tml​

MarcusKinch
MarcusKinch
2 posts
new member
Jun 2, 2015 - 6:42 AM

Thanks a lot!

We've almost decided on a route! We're planning on sleeping in a tent, so do you know how much it costs to pitch a tent in a camping area? Does it cost anything, and are there any alternatives, fx. just pitching the tent in nature?

Thanks in advance!

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2652 posts
expert
Jun 3, 2015 - 1:35 AM in reply to MarcusKinch

<<"We've almost decided on a route! We're planning on sleeping in a tent, so do you know how much it costs to pitch a tent in a camping area? Doesit cost anything, and are there any alternatives, fx. just pitching thetent in nature?">>

No answers. No experience. Perhaps the forum moderators can pitch in.

One of the aspects of hiking Swiss style is to avoid carrying all your gear at high altitudes, by staying at inns, hostels, mountain huts, mountain hotels with dormitories (Anlager, Matratzanlager), etc.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2652 posts
expert
Jun 3, 2015 - 1:37 AM in reply to MarcusKinch
Arno
Arno
7718 posts
expert &
moderator
Jun 3, 2015 - 7:23 AM

Hi MarcusKinch,

Wild camping is not allowed in Switzerland, but there are a few exceptions. Please see myswissalps.com/campsi tes for details about that, and links to camp sites.

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