Jul 20, 2011 - 6:15 AM
Hi tohiker, and welcome! That's a great plan for your first visit to Switzerland. If weather is fine, the train rides and hikes will allow you to explore the beauty of the Alps in a fantastic way.
It's always wise to have a back-up plan in case weather circumstances aren't good enough to make the hikes you've planned. Especially the hikes to mountain huts should only be made in good weather. I don't know if you're experienced hikers, but just to be sure: these general tips
may help you prepare for your hikes. As for the specific routes you have in mind: I can recommend the Wanderland website
, which allows you to search for routes on a map or by name. It provides detailed descriptions on many routes, although not all hut routes are listed here. You'll find the huts themselves though (just fill out their name in the search box) including links to pages with further information on the huts, their surroundings and nearby hiking routes.
I think a Swiss Card
would be a good option. A Swiss Pass may turn out to be too expensive, as it offers free traveling on all days, and you won't be needing that for short train rides or hikes.
You can start your Jungfraujoch trip from Kleine Scheidegg and that will allow you to catch the first train in the morning. However, this cheaper 'good morning ticket' is meant for travelers without a rail pass. The discounts your Swiss Card provides, will result in a cheaper ticket than this 'good morning ticket'. So you should just use your Swiss Card for a 50% discounted ticket, whether you take the first train or not.
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:31 PM by Arno