Hotels along Alpine Pass Route

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Jan 14, 2013 - 11:16 AM
I am in the early stages of planning to hike some sections of the Alpine Pass Route. I have a good idea on which sections I want to hike but looking at some of the accommodations it seems like most hotels I am seeing have double beds (one bed) and not any/many options for two beds. I am putting together a small group of guys and sleeping in one bed is not an option. It would be great to get a room with two single or double beds, plus a shower/bathtub. We prefer not to stay in hostels or dorm rooms, so other than staying in single rooms are there any options for us. Also, I did find a few "family" rooms with more than one bed but the price gets up there pretty quickly. Thanks

It looks like our first night will be in Fluelen area.
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Jan 15, 2013 - 10:31 AM
Did the whole route a couple years ago. If you tell me which sections you plan to do I may be able to make specific recommendations.

A "double bed" in Switzerland (especially in smaller villages) is almost always 2 twins pushed together that can be separated. You may want to contact the hotels you have found directly and ask about this.
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Jan 15, 2013 - 3:29 PM
Hi Kim,

Thanks for your reply. In looking over some of the previous posts I was glad to see someone from US replying to posts. Your insight has been a great help already. If you would like to take this off-line please feel free to email me directly at

Here is a planned itinerary - if I need to save a couple of days I can just start at Fluelen area:

Day 1 - Linthal to Klausenpass
Day 2 - Klausenpass to Fluelen area (Altdorf)
Day 3 - Bus to Attinghausen and cable car to Brusti then hike to Engleberg
Day 4 - Engleberg to Engstlenalp
Day 5 - Engstlenalp to Meirigen
Day 6 - Meiringen to Grindelwald
Day 7 - Grindelwald to Lauterbrunnen
Day 8 - Rest day to day hike (Open to suggestions)
Day 9 - Lauterbrunnen to Murren
Day 10 - Murren to Griesalp
Day 11 - Griesalp to Oeschinensee
Day 12 - Oeschinensee to Adelboden

Very glad to hear that the beds move apart - that takes care of that issue.

Thanks for your time and suggestions. We will most likely do this trip in September 2014, so I am a bit ahead of the curve. Also I am an experienced backpacker having done JMT and a bunch of week long trips throughout the Rockies, with a few 14ers thrown in.
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Jan 15, 2013 - 8:48 PM
Got it, thanks. Traveling right now with intermittent internet access. Will get back to you in the next few days via email.

Quick feedback: Good choices, you are hitting most of the high (as in best) points of the APR. But you may want to build in at least one more rest day. Our algorithm was 4 days on, 1 day off. Took 21 days for route from Austrian border to Montreux (we deviated a bit, spending 4 days in Wengen doing our favorite day hikes rather than repeat APR routes we had done many times) and that was perfect. But there's nothing like the 14ers in Switzerland (too far north) so you will be good!

Do it in early September, not second half, or you could run into weather. And it can be darn cold over Klausenpass, Sefinenfürgge, and Höhturli any time of year if you get a rainy or foggy day. Have had white out conditions on latter in late August/early September, yikes!
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Jan 20, 2013 - 5:01 PM
Hi Larry,

Just sent you a lengthy email, send me a private message if you don't receive

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