Aug 12, 2011 - 9:50 AM
Having read through posts and webpages on this forum and others, is the 14 day itinerary I have come up with.
The places where we will stay overnight is given inbrackets. We will be purchasing a 15 day Swiss Saver pass as thereis travel practically every day as well as opting for a stay with the Engadine All Inclusive pass.
I would be grateful for your thoughts on (1) Is this practical (2) Too rushed (3) Am I doubling up my route anywhere (4) thoughts on Thun / Niederhon) as a place to explore (5)Where are the places which should be dropped (6) Are they any must see places I should add on?
The Reichenbach falls is possibly a miss, but I am a Sherlock Holmes fan and cannot miss the places where he "died" ;-)
While on waterfalls,even after all that reading, I am a bit fuzzy about the approach to theTrummelbach falls ; are there really close to a thousand steps to climb or is this a slight exaggeration?
Thanks for your time and assistance.
Day1 Reach Zurich ;Leave for Upper Engadine UPPER ENGADINE)
Day2 MorteratschGlacier; Take the Bernina Express to Alp Grum ; Hike from AlpGrüm to Ospizio Bernina Station (UPPER ENGADINE)
Day3 Hikes around Sils (UPPER ENGADINE)
Day4 Piz Nair / Marguns / Celerina (UPPER ENGADINE)
Day5 Glacier Express to Zermatt (ZERMATT)
Day6 Gornergrat; Walk around Zermatt (ZERMATT)
Day7 Klein Matterhorn;Explore surrounding areas (To finalise between LAUTERBRUNNEN ORWENGEN)
Day8 (1)Wengen -Lauterbrunnen -Grutschalp - Muerren - Schilthorn (2) Muerren - Gimmelwald – Stechelberg - Trummelbach Falls (L or W)
Day9 (1)Wengen- Lauterbrunnen - Wilderswil - Shynigge Platte Bahn. (2) Interlaken East - Giessbach- Meiringen- Aareschlucht- Reichenbach falls (L or W)
Day10 St Beatus Caves- Beatenbucht - Beatenburg - (Niederhorn is it worth a trip?)-Thun (is the town worth exploring?) (L or W)
Day11 Jungfraujoch ; Hike from Mannlichen- Klein Shyndigge ; Grindelwald ; First to Bachalpsee Hike (L or W)
Day12 Bern (L or W)
Day 13 Lucern (LUCERN)
Day14 Depart Zurich