I checked your earlier post-
<<"So glad to find this forum and the help offered here! This will be a first visit, early July, and we will take a train into Switzerland to Bern. From there our expected transportation over 5 days will be: bus around town, train or bus to Thun for river trip back to Bern, train to Interlaken and into smaller towns above and back to Bern, a boat ride somewhere one day maybe?, then train to Chur and over to Tirano, Italy.">>
and, you wrote:
<<"We live in Colorado and the hiking area near us is so crowded these days that they shuttle visitors in. So we hike those trails very early in the morning or hike other trails that might not be as spectacular but are worth it to us because we pass maybe five people in three hours.">>
You will find that a lot of people come to Switzerland for the fabulous hiking in July, and especially August. So, you are not likely to find empty trails. In fact, they pay a lot of money to shuttle themselves into the best hiking regions. Or, for the technical climbing. Or, hut-to- hut hikes.
And, the better known the trails, the more people you will find on them.
Your itinerary could definitely better for early morning proximity to the not-too-far from-Bern hiking near the Jungfrau. For example you could stay at any of the alpine villages and be on a nice trail early in the morning
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If you catch the first train to Wengen from Bern at 0604, you'll arrive at Wengen at 0749, which allows generous time for the 5-10 minute walk to the cableway ( die Luftseilbahn) from the center of town that goes up to Männlichen at 0810, arriving at 0816. Option - a coffee at the mountain restaurant.
Then, take this walk:
It is really popular, but for good reason. See attached images
Or, you could stay in Wengen, with obvious benefits of saving time.
What you might not have considered is the mountain hotels close to the trails. There are many.
However, simply sticking the concept developed so far, you could stay at the start of a trail at 2200 meters (7200 feet +/-) at:
Any of these trails in the next link can be interesting, but none will be free of people:
Quite a few are in the Jungfrau region.
And, if you are experienced high altitude hikers ( note that the altitudes are given in the trail descriptions that I have linked you to) there are really tough or even technical climbing options as well:
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I've turned on hiking trails in the menu of that map.
The color coding follows this convention:
So, what kind of hikers or climbers are you: and, will you consider hikes that are not in the high Alps?
We can also think about trails that are not so famous that are accessible from Bern
For example, this one is accessible from Bern by a specific train called the
Or, the Emmental, which is laced with trails through rolling hills and some modest mountains?
Please give us a bit more detail about your skills and interests for hikes.