Aug 12, 2011 - 2:25 AM
Hello Charise and dhivya,
In general, the hiking trails a bit higher up the mountains offer better views. You either need to walk to a start or end point, or use public transport. However, it's certainly possible to do some great hiking without spending too much. This list of hikes in the Bernese Oberland
is a good starting point. Each hike has a detailed map and information about how to get there, so you can exclude the ones that are not near a regular train station covered by a Swiss Pass
or a parking place. Even if you don't have a pass, a single point-to-point ticket for a regular train to a place near your base would not be overly expensive.
Some examples: the Lauterbrunnen valley is a good place for hiking, starting in either Lauterbrunnen or Stechelberg. Another one is the Panorama Trail Hasliberg
. It offers great views. It starts in Reuti, which is a short and inexpensive cable car ride from Meiringen. I think it's about CHF 8 per person if you don't have a pass for reductions. It ends at the train station of Brünig-Hasliberg. Of course you can walk up there from Meiringen as well. Walking from Wilderswil to Lauterbrunnen is also enjoyable. No cable cars required there either.
I hope this gets you started!
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