Apr 10, 2017 - 5:50 PM
We will be in Switzerland for a total of 5 days (not 4). We will be going straight to a home base in Murren for 4 nights. Do you still think a rail pass is a good idea (since we'd need to buy the 8 day pass instead of the 4 day pass).
We will be starting out in Switzerland from Basel (after a 7 day Rhine River cruise) then going by rail straight to Murren for 4 nights, then rail to Venice Italy on the fifth day. Do you think we will utilize public transport quite a bit if weather dictates we concentrate on lower elevations to spend our days? My husband definitely wants to stay in Murren and get a real feel for the Alps, and I am fine with seeing some interesting weather (coming from southern California). I just hope we see the beautiful panaramic scenery at least in the early morning!
We do like long walks, and exploring as much as possible. Do you think we would get enough use out of those 8 day rail passes if we stay in Murren? Reading that hiking trails will be very limited passed 2,000 meters means we'd be heading down from Murren rather than up for those long walks and expeditions.
Thanks for your insight!
P.S. This sounds like a good idea on our way to Venice!: "if you are willing to spend more time (I guess about an hour extra), you can take the local train on the Spiez to Brig leg (via Kandersteg) and see more of the Alps as it avoids the long tunnel for InterCity trains."