Hiking from Engelberg to Lauterbrunnen in 4 days?

Hiking from Engelberg to Lauterbrunnen in 4 days?

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mjsummit
mjsummit
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Jan 25, 2017 - 3:00 PM

I am planning on 4 days of hiking from Engelberg to Lauterbrunnen. Does this seem accurate ?

Thanks.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jan 25, 2017 - 4:29 PM in reply to mjsummit

Hi mjsummit -

This may help:

www.wanderland.ch/de/r outen/route-01.html

75 km with some substantial ascents and descents.

You can find distances, topos, and altitude profiles.

When will you hike?

Slowpoke

Last modified on Jan 25, 2017 - 4:31 PM by Slowpoke
mjsummit
mjsummit
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Jan 25, 2017 - 6:46 PM in reply to Slowpoke

the end of July .

Thanks.

kim11
kim11
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Jan 26, 2017 - 3:14 PM in reply to mjsummit

This is a glorious stage of the Via Alpina (I've done the entire route from Sargans to Montreux). There are some challenging sections but as long as you are experienced mountain hikers you will do fine. In particular the bit from Meiringen to Grosse Scheidegg is one of the most stunning hikes in the entire country. However you will want to take advantage of the bus from Grosse Scheidegg to Grindelwald. The M to G section is quite challenging and GS to G is a knee beater, about 4K feet of downhill and not something you will be in the mood for after you make it to GS.

Likewise Grindelwald to Lauterbrunnen benefits from public transport assist. I'd do Grindelwald as far as Kleine Scheidegg (then on up to Männlichen if you wish) then take the train from KS down to Lauterbrunnen (via Wengen) or the gondola from Männlichen down to Wengen then train down to Lauterbrunnen. Don't miss spending some time in Wengen, it is the most charming of all of the mountain villages in the BO in my opinion. Better yet, overnight there instead of Lauterbrunnen unless you are planning to stay hostel (there isn't one in Wengen)

mjsummit
mjsummit
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Jan 26, 2017 - 11:28 PM in reply to kim11

Thanks a lot for the good tips.

I think we may detour from GS to First then trottibike down to Grindelwald.

Do you know if we can rent the bikes at First at the top of the lift ?

cost?

kim11
kim11
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Jan 26, 2017 - 11:46 PM in reply to mjsummit

Cool plan!

Once you arrive at First take the ski gondolas down to Bort, the intermediary station, and there you will find the bikes

SummitClym
SummitClym
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Jan 27, 2017 - 3:52 PM

Great advise from Kim11. My son and I did this in late July 2014 when there was much more than normal rain and had to revise the itinerary quite a bit. First day involved Gondola from Engelberg to Trubsee then hiked through Jochpass, Engstlenalp, Tannalp, and was planning to hike down to Meiringen but due to rain and cloud cover we took the cable car from Planplatten. That was one full day.

Second day we planned to do Meiringen to Grindelwald but heavy rains had the Reichenbachfalls funicular closed and hiking this section wasn't easily doable. So we used the Post bus. The falls were absolutely roaring! That made for a short day 2. The many options is what I love about hiking CH. We ended up going as far as Kandersteg on the Via Alpina then dropped into Leukerbad for some much needed spa and massage therapy. You are in for a great trip!

mjsummit
mjsummit
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Jan 29, 2017 - 12:11 AM in reply to SummitClym

thanks.

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