Interlaken-where to stay, what to do, hiking group

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Rockwind1
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Jun 18, 2018 - 6:16 AM

I am 53 retired fired captain, traveling with my 13 yo son, his first time in Europe or anywhere overseas. Are there any hiking clubs that people can join, or hiking groups that meet? Would they welcome foreigners? I am thinking staying at interlaken,, I was there before in 2000 when I traveled alone. If you had 3 or 4 days, which fairly easy day hikes would you do, I recall taking a ski lift up and hiking down a nice path ,,,seem to recall a few Mtn bikers there as well,,, it is probably crazy now,,,I remember looking right across att the eiger. Are there paid guide services? We have eurorail global passes,,,I remember using my eurorail pass but things have changed with it. Reservations everywhere now. Can we just hop on any train to access mountains from interlaken? I know the golden railway needs reservations.

Anyway,, recap

interlaken-good place to stay? Where better?

4 classic hikes for day,,,easy to moderate?

euro rail pass good for hoping on trains?

thanks for any advice

Lucas
Lucas
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Jun 18, 2018 - 11:47 AM in reply to Rockwind1

Hi Rockwind1 and welcome to MySwissAlps!

I don't know of hiking groups in Interlaken. Hikes in the region are quite accessible and guided tours are not needed typically (I'd contact Interlaken tourism office for further details if you want).

We have a list of hiking trails in the Jungfrau region listed here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/jungfrauregion/a ctivities. How to access them, difficulty and descriptions are listed as well.
The Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg is probably the most popular but there are quite a few to look into.
https://www.myswissalp s.com/hiking/maennlich en-kleinescheidegg

You can just hop on and off routes that are covered by the Eurail Global Pass. No reservations needed on almost all routes. See map here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/eurailglobalpass /validity

Most people prefer an alpine village like Grindelwad or Wengen over Interlaken.

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