I am fine tuning my itinerary and needed some advice. I started off with a more relaxed itinerary but as usual I am now packing it full because there is so much that I want to do! We are very active and fit. My concerns below have to do with luggage transport and what is possible. Here is my latest itinerary:
day 1 - arrive 11am in Zurich, train to Appenzell, Overnight in Appenzell
day 2 -thru hike from Wasserauen to Berghaus Bollenwees via Ebenalp & Seealpsee. Overnight at Bollenwees. We will check our luggage at station to be tranported to Kandersteg prior to hike
Q - Can we have our luggage transported to Berhotel Oeschinensee in Kandersteg or only to the Kandersteg train station? We will be hiking for 2 nights so we have time for it to be transported.
day 3 - thru hike Zwinglipass to Meglisalp, lunch at Rotsteinpass Hutte. Overnight Meglisalp.
day 4 -Hike Meglisalp to Santis Summit and then cable down to Schwagalp. Train to Kandersteg. Cable car to Berghotel Oeschinensee. Go on Rodahlbahn, maybe rent boat on lake. Overnight at Berhotel Oeschinensee. Our luggage would need to be picked up at Kadersteg train station and then put on cable car to be transported to the hotel.
day 5 - Rent mountain Bikes - Kandersteg to Gasterntal valley and back. Afternoon hike around lake Oeschinensee. Overnight at Berhotel Oeschinensee.
Day 6 - early train from Kandersteg to Interlaken. Rent mountain bikes and do full loop around Lake Brienze. We will need to check our luggage in at the train station. After ride, we pick up luggage and train/cable to Wengen. Overnight Hotel Falken Wengen.
Q - Is there a better way to transport our luggage from Lake Oeschinensee to Wengen in one day? It seems complicated since both are not accessible by car. I believe we should bring it with us and check into lockers in interlaken.
day 7 - day hike near Wengen (likely Shynige Platte to First). Overnight in Wengen at Hotel Falken.
day 8 - day hike near Wengen (possibly Gruetschalp to Murren to Lauterbrunen). Overnight in Wengen at Hotel Falken.
day 9 - Check out kleine Scheidegg/Mannleichen early. Train to Zurich. Overnight in Zurich
Q - what would be the fastest way to view kleine Scheidegg/Mannleichen so that we can do it in a half day? I'm not so interested in hiking much of it since it seems very crowded and more of a walking path for tourists than hiking. Is that correct?
day 10 - early flight home out of Zurich.
Q -I would love to see the Trift bridge but I think the only way to do this would be to do Trift instead of the Brienzersee mountain bike. Open to suggestions.
Thanks in advance!