Mar 29, 2017 - 6:11 PM
This August I'm celebrating a "big" birthday and want to enjoy a relaxed hiking vacation in Switzerland. I have rented a chalet in Wengen for 2 weeks and invited friends to come and stay - most will be staying for one week while a few of us will stay in Wengen the entire time. The plan is to fill our days with day hikes & excursions, depending on mood and weather. The group is active & we've already accumulated a good list of hikes & excursions. Most will be flying in/out of Zurich.
Question: Does it make sense to buy the 15-day Swiss Rail pass or just buy as we go? I don't have a sense of whether we'd use the pass nearly everyday or not.
Also, besides the hikes in the Bernese Oberland area, are there some day-long excursions (Bern, Lucerne, etc) that we should be considering? I think we will concentrate on hiking in the environs of Wengen but are looking for other places to go for the day as long as we get up early and get going.
Thanks so much!