Hi – I’m new to the forum and I wonder if anyone would be so kind as to give me some expert advice?
Firstly apologies to all the very experienced hikers - myself and my wife are considering a Summer walking holiday for the first time (ever…) and thought Grindelwald looks good. We are only looking for easy to moderate walks (both of us are OK fitness-wise and in our 50s). Are there any other towns we should be considering do you think?
Hi Pyrolator -
Welcome to the forum.
<<"Firstly apologies to all the very experienced hikers">>
Apologies are not needed. Switzerland has hiking on marked trails for all skill and fitness levels.
In German - die Wanderwege. Literally translated- the wander ways..
<<" myself and my wife areconsidering a Summer walking holiday for the first time (ever…) andthought Grindelwald looks good. We are only looking for easy to moderatewalks (both of us are OK fitness-wise and in our 50s). Are there anyother towns we should be considering do you think?">>
Only a couple of hundred other towns. ;-)
Grindelwald is an excellent choice, however.
You can expand on that location, all around the Jungfrau region, since local public transport is so good .. When in the Summer will you go, by the way....could make a difference. How long?
Here are a few ideas to broaden your options:
www.jungfrau.ch/en/tou rism/destinations/klei ne-scheidegg/hiking-trails/
map.wanderland.ch/?lang=en&p&etappe=25.04 &bgLayer=pk&layers=Wan derland&resolution=250 &X=788761&Y=154467
wiki.openstreetmap.org /wiki/Switzerland/Hiki ngNetwork
A bit extreme unless you are an expert -
books.google.com/books ?id=vXuHoRVdSdwC&pg=PA1 01&lpg=PA101&dq=SAC+hu t+Bl%C3%BCmlisalp&sour ce=bl&ots=MK1Epmmw3C&s ig=KzgZa6E5Tq6uKdMMBvY QaJZpISE&hl=en&ei=LUMn TpzZMsbj0QHugunvCg&sa= X&oi=book_result&ct=re sult&resnum=2&ved=0CBw Q6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=SA C%20hut%20Bl%C3%BCmlis alp&f=false
Seriously- you can hike on marked trails ranging from easywalks to technical climbing in Switzerland.
Here is a good source for the Jungfrau region, by a forum member who likes Wengen:
You'll likely need -
This will be useful -
That should get you started. ;-)
A bit of general stuff -
Next question? ;-)
We've listed several hikes in this area at www.myswissalps.com/be rneseoberland/activiti es. These also include easy and moderate hikes. Some scenic examples that may fit your needs are:
General hiking tips can be found at www.myswissalps.com/hi king/preparation and www.myswissalps .com/hiking/etiquette. I hope this gets you started!