May 29, 2018 - 12:29 AM
Other easy hikes that will be open while you are there:
A beautiful valley walk begins in Lauterbrunnen and ends in Stechelberg (or earlier, depending on your inclination). It is about 4 miles long on a wide flat path. You can go as far as Trümmelbach Falls (about half way and highly recommended for a visit) then bus the rest of the way, go as far as the Stechelberg Schilthornbahn station, about 3.5 miles total, or go all the way to Stechelberg where there is a lovely inn that serves delicious lunches. You can take the bus back from any of these stops to Lauterbrunnen.
The only walk at elevation that's pretty sure to be open is the Grütschalp to Mürren route. Take the cable train from Lauterbrunnen to Grütshcalp then enjoy the 3.5 mile, mostly flat stroll to Mürren. Stunning views of the Eiger massif from here. You can also walk from Mürren down the paved easy trail to Gimmelwald then catch the gondola down to Stechelberg.
There is also a lovely easy walk along the river (starting in Lauterbrunnen) called the "Natur und Bahn" trail. You pick it up right behind (east) of the train station and follow it as far as you want. It runs to Wilderswil via Zweilütschinen, each of those segments is around 3 miles. You can catch the train back to Lauterbrunnen at either spot.
Unfortunately the Allmendhubel lift doesn't resume operation until 15 June so you access to the easy hikes up there are limited.
There are a number of loop trails around Wengen that are usually open before mid-June as well. The tourist information center in town can direct you to these.
And welcome WengenJames! So fantastic to have a Wengen resident contributing to this forum. I am jealous. I don't get to live in Wengen but looking forward to my 21st trip there later this summer. Your Wengen - Allmend suggestion is a great one. Ina, there is a lovely restaurant at Allmend with fantastic views from the patio. A great destination. I would highly recommend then boarding the train at Allmend and riding up to Kleine Scheidegg. Stunning views of the glaciers and a very pleasant place to spend an hour or two. Lunch there is also fantastic (Restaurant Bahnhof, communal tables by train tracks are the most fun. And they have bathrooms :-)
Last modified on May 29, 2018 - 6:00 AM by Lucas