Jan 4, 2017 - 12:16 PM
My husband and I will be hiking the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt in July 2017. We fly to Geneva, shuttle to Chamonix to meet our hike group on July 9. We plan to arrive two days earlier in Chamonix to enjoy the sights there before meeting the group (and celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary!). We leave on Monday, July 10 on the hike with just a small backpack and arrive in Zermatt on Tuesday late on July 18. Our hike leader will be transferring our luggage.
We spend the night in Zermatt and then are free on Wed, July 19. We will have two large rolling bags to pick up in Zermatt.
We need to be back in Geneva by Saturday afternoon for our flight back. Since we will be doing a lot of hiking, we thought we would enjoy the city of Bern for a few days before we return. We also read your info on Zermatt.
What is the best, scenic train to take from Zermatt to Bern? If we need to change trains, what is the logistics? What sights should we see in Bern or surrounding areas? We have already booked a hotel in Bern, downtown near the train station. We understand that we can take a train direct from Bern to the Geneva airport on Saturday morning. Thank you.