Jul 21, 2014 - 10:31 AM
in reply to tmwright88
Thanks, always good to hear we're being useful! Trains a definately the way to go for your trip. Both Zermatt and Mürren are car free, so all you can do with a car is park it (and pay for that). And it's more fun, eco-friendly and safe.
Note that skiing in Zermatt in Summer in limited to the Klein Matterhorn area. You'll best ask locally for tips and the best times of the day to ski. There will be plenty of hiking options (see here for suggestions).
I see two options to consider:
- Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland, combined with a local pass in Zermatt (ski pass or Zermatt Peak Pass) and point to point tickets for the legs not covered by the Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland.
- A Swiss Saver Pass for the adults and the Swiss Youth Pass for the 17, 19 and 22 year old. The 12 year old will travel along for free with the free Swiss Family Pass. There's a $75 discount on Swiss Pass orders currently, making this option extra attractive.
Please check the above links to see how the passes work, what's covered, prices and more. I assume that option 2 works out better, especially with the extra discount. It also gives you more freedom as it includes the whole of Switzerland, including Geneva urban transport and boats in that region. You can do the math as explained here.
In either case, be sure to travel from Zermatt to Mürren via Brig, Goppenstein and Kandersteg for the best views. Don't take the direct train from Visp to Spiez as that will be mostly tunnel.
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Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 12:53 PM by Arno