Bernese Oberland Hiking Itinerary Help

Bernese Oberland Hiking Itinerary Help

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crolfes12
crolfes12
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Sep 11, 2017 - 1:13 PM

Two friends and I (mid 20's, in very good shape, not much hiking experience) are planning a weekend trip to do some hiking in the Bernese Oberland. Here is our itinerary so far:

Day 1: Grindelwald to Wengen

Day 2: Wengen to Lauterbrunnen

Day 3: Lauterbrunnen to Kandersteg

Are these all possible to hike during the day? Also is the airport accessible from Kandersteg? Any advice would be much appreciated.

Marki
Marki
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Sep 12, 2017 - 10:52 AM in reply to crolfes12

I would suggest for great views and overall experience that you consider hiking from Schynige Platte to First on one day. Also consider Mannlichen to Eigergletcher to Alpiglen orGrindelwald via the Eigergletcher trail. You could do this last one the other way (uphill) if you want more of a challenge. If the weather is nice I think they both are world class. Lauderbrunnen or Wengen would be good places to stay for both hikes. Of course you would have to go before snow closes the high alpine trails. Mark

crolfes12
crolfes12
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Sep 12, 2017 - 1:57 PM

So how would that look day to day?

Marki
Marki
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Sep 12, 2017 - 4:08 PM

Both are day hikes that are easily done from Lauderbrunnen or Wengen on day 1and 2. And return to Lauderbrunnen or Wengen. SP to First is rated 61/2 hours with about 3000 feet elevation climb mostly around Fauhorn summit. You take cog train to SP and hike ends at First where you take gondolas down to Grindelwald and then train to Wengen or Lauderbrunnen. Second hike take gondola from Wengen to Mannlichen and hike ends in Alpiglen or Grindelwald and take train back. Probably takes about 6 hours but longer if you hike reverse direction uphill

Lucas
Lucas
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Sep 12, 2017 - 4:58 PM in reply to crolfes12

HiCrolfes12 and welcome to MySwissAlps!

Please also see our what to do section for the Jungfrau Region here.

It offers a list of activities including hiking options for you. Details such as length, duration and difficulty can be found for each hike.

Cheers!

Lucas

Marki
Marki
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Sep 13, 2017 - 10:48 AM

You can also google Schynige Platte to First or Eiger trail. These classic hikes are described in great detail with elevation plots included on many web sites.

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