Swiss pass/OB regional pass 4 days Lauterbrunnen?

Swiss pass/OB regional pass 4 days Lauterbrunnen?

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Misschestnut
Misschestnut
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Apr 27, 2016 - 12:58 AM

Hi

We are a couple in our late 20s. We will train from Milan to OB region in early Sept, planning to base in Lauterbrunnen for 4 nights to visit the area before leaving to Germany via German rail. We have 2 questions that we hope someone could help us with:

1) We love scenic towns and would love to do some easy clying/hiking around the area.Is there any recommended routes that could fit our itinerary? Our draft itinerary as follows.

DAY1 Morning train from Milan to Spiez, then SBB to Lauterbrunnen. Cycle/hike in the area.

DAY2 Jungfrau excursion (if weather permits) and visit Wegen/Grindelwald

DAY3 Murren/Schilthorn and cycle/hike nearly areas

DAY4 Interlaken Lake Brienz boat ride (or Bern if it rains); or shall we go Lucern? (we thought it might be similar to lake como)

DAY5 Morning train to Germany via Bahn.

2) Swiss pass or OB regional pass? They seem to have the same coverage in the region.

This is our first time in swizerland so please feel free to add or amend our itinerary if you have better suggestions.

Cheers,

Annika
Annika
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Apr 27, 2016 - 3:59 PM in reply to Misschestnut

Welcome to MySwissAlps, Misschestnut!

Let's look into the rail pass issue first. The Swiss Travel Pass and the Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland don't provide the same coverage for the Lauterbrunnen area. If you download the maps from our "validity" sections on both pages, and zoom in to see details, you'll see the differences. The list of attractions and their discounts on the same pages may be of help too. As you'll see, the Regional-Pass provides better coverage here. A 5 day variant may suit your needs. Apart from the trips in and near Lauterbrunnen, it will cover your inbound journey from Brig onwards and your outbound journey as far as Bern. You could compare this option to a Swiss Half Fare Card by doing the maths as explained here.

Hiking options for the Lauterbrunnen region are listed here. Some highlights would be Muerren-Gruetschalp, Maennlichen-Kleine Scheidegg and Lauterbrunnen-Stechelberg. There are plenty of other (more challenging) options too. I don't know that much about cycling. The Lauterbrunnen valley is certainly suitable. Other than that I'd advise to do some research on www.veloland.ch.

Last modified on Apr 27, 2016 - 4:01 PM by Annika

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