10 day Appenzell hut and Bernese Oberland?

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Ashanaha
Ashanaha
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Jun 28, 2019 - 10:39 PM

Hello,

I am considering doing a 10 day combo of Appenzell hut to hut thru hike with a trip to Bern-Oberland for day hikes. I started a rough itinerary and would love your feedback:

day 1 (saturday)

arrive in Zurich 11:30am

Train to Appenzell

Overnight in Appenzell

day 2 (Sunday)

Hike 6 miles to Falensee/Bollenwees

overnight BerghausBollenwees

day 3 (Monday)

Hike to Berghaus Meglisalp via Zwinglipass & Rotsteinpass

overnight Berghaus Meglisalp

day 4 (Tuesday)

Hike Lisengrat to Santis to Berghaus Schaefer

Overnight Berghaus Schafer

day 5 (Wednesday)

Hike out early, lunch at Berghaus Aescher

We can take cable car if we are short on time

Afternoon train to Wengen

(is this possible? I haven't checked train schedules)

Overnight in Wengen

day 6 (Thursday)

day hikes out of Wengen TBD

Overnight in Wengen

day 7 (Friday)

day hikes out of Wengen TBD

Overnight in Wengen

day 8 (saturday)

day hikes out of Wengen TBD

Overnight in Wengen

day 9 (Sunday)

train back to Zurich

overnight zurich

day 10 (Monday)

fly home

I could split up the 4 nights into 2 nights Wengen and 2 nights in another town but I am just not sure which one. Also open to suggestions for day hikes around Wengen/Grimewald area. We like to stay away from the crowds as much as possible, unless its something we absolutely shouldn't miss.

Lastly, I would love a beautiful swimming destination like Valle Verzasca or Caumasee, but they don't really fit into this trip (unless someone has a recommendation). Anywhere else we could go and will it be warmish enough? I don't mind cold water. We are travelling first week of September.

Many thanks in advance!

Jill

1960man
1960man
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Jun 30, 2019 - 12:21 AM in reply to Ashanaha

Last train of the day from Wasserauen to Wengen is 18.48 (arrive Wengen 23.41). The same schedule works every hour - ie working backwards there would be a 17.48 and a 16.48 etc from Wasserauen

However Aescher to Wasserauen will take some time

Ashanaha
Ashanaha
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Jun 30, 2019 - 1:13 AM in reply to 1960man

Thanks that is very helpful. We can always take the cable car down if we do not have time to hike down, correct? I am always faster hiking down than up. We will however need to pick some luggage up in Appenzell.

1960man
1960man
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Jun 30, 2019 - 11:50 PM in reply to Ashanaha

Aescher to Wasserauen downhill hike is very steep and rocky - it took me much longer to do than anticipated.

Ashanaha
Ashanaha
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Jun 30, 2019 - 11:52 PM in reply to 1960man

Thanks. We will likely take the cable car

Ashanaha
Ashanaha
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Jul 1, 2019 - 4:24 PM in reply to 1960man

I haven't figured out the trains yet. Is it necessary to make reservations or can we just hop on?

Arno
Arno
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Jul 1, 2019 - 6:51 PM in reply to Ashanaha

Hi Jill, no reservations required: www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/reservations.

More about tickets and passes can be found here: www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses.

Ashanaha
Ashanaha
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Jul 1, 2019 - 7:19 PM in reply to Arno

Thanks Arno

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