First timers at 70 to Swiss Alps - planning help

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Jun 30, 2018 - 12:12 PM

My husband and I are going to the Swiss Alps for the first time at age 70. We were both long time Rocky Mountain hikers but will be happy to do light to moderate hiking to see nature during the day with cozy accommodations in the evening. Looking for suggestions on how to start planning and where to go for a week's visit.

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Jun 30, 2018 - 3:23 PM in reply to Decardinal

Hi Decardinal and welcome to MySwissAlps!

Have you decided when you are traveling to Switzerland? Have a read here first if you are still deciding: https://www.myswissalp

The most popular region for mountain trips and hiking is the Jungfrau region. You can read about where to stay and what you can do there here: https://www.myswissalp
The popular town around here is Wengen: https://www.myswissalp

Also, for trip planning tips look here:
https://www.myswissalp rself
and for general and useful information on Switzerland, look here:

Lastly, you'll want to look at rail passes: ain/ticketspasses & for help on choosing the best pass for you (once you've set your daily itinerary) https://www.myswissalp ses/practical/choosera ilpass

I hope that helps get you started, let us know if you have more questions!

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new member
Jun 30, 2018 - 4:32 PM

Thanks for this good info.

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Aug 11, 2018 - 3:13 PM

Hello Decardinal,

Were you able to finalize your planning?

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new member
Aug 15, 2018 - 2:44 PM in reply to Lucas

Lucas, thank you so much for your reply. Your first "best time to visit" link answered my unasked question perfectly!!

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Aug 15, 2018 - 11:52 PM in reply to Annladams

Hi Ann -

Please let us know when you are going. Your experience in the Rockies will remind you of just how important the seasons are.

There aren't a whole lot of 14's to tackle, but lower altitudes offer a lot. Depending on the season.


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