Recommendation for a 3-day hiking trip early May

Recommendation for a 3-day hiking trip early May

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hemanshudas
hemanshudas
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Apr 6, 2018 - 8:53 AM

Hi All,

I was planning to visit the Alps from 10-13May, and wanted advice on stages of alpine routes. I wanted to select three stages of either Alpine Panaroma trail or the viaJacobi trail. I've hiked in the Himalayas before, and thus altitude isn't a huge concern, though I'll need to acclimatize accordingly. Also, I will be doing the Stage 11/12/13 of viaAlpine trail in July/August for sure - Bucketlist Item: See the north face of Eiger :) Please give me some sort of advice on what to visit that could be quintessentially a Swiss trip (if there is something like that).

Currently Considering:

1. Stage 9/10/13 of the viaJacob trail - see Breinzers, Thunersee and Schwarzenburg

2. Stage 7/8/9 of the Alpine Panorama trail - Amden to Unterageri

Happy to consider other suggestion as well beyond these trails. Preferably the starting point is at short distance from a major train station. If I sound confused, that's coz I am confused. Thanks.

Lucas
Lucas
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Apr 8, 2018 - 7:26 AM in reply to hemanshudas

Hi Hermanshudas and welcome to MySwissAlps!

I'm not a hiking expert unfortunately and can't give you any personal details about the hikes but I can get you some links to some useful Swiss websites that you may or may not have seen before.

The Schweizmobil site is a fantastic resource for specific trail details that should give you a wealth of information to help you plan the trips.

We don't get a lot of people on here looking for the extended 3-5-7+ day hikes but we do have other threads on this subject. Be sure to use the search box on the top right to look for other posts and answers for people looking for similar information. :)

Are you also looking for towns to visit or just hiking details?

Last modified on Apr 8, 2018 - 7:27 AM by Lucas
Arno
Arno
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Apr 8, 2018 - 11:46 AM

Hello Hemanshudas,

You've selected the right sections for the season (no snow issues). You'll be close to Zurich, Luzern and in the Bernese Oberland. You can find other things to do and see in those areas here:

hemanshudas
hemanshudas
2 posts
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Apr 9, 2018 - 9:01 AM in reply to Lucas

Thanks. I had initially planned through the schweizmobil.ch itself. Its a gem of a website to plan a trip.

Priority One is picturesque trail paths, so looking for hiking details essentially. Right now, my overnight stay plan includes Interlaken and Spiez. Are these overtly touristy? Need to plan out my third day.

What can I visit in Bernese Oberlands. Based on my reading, I understood most places are closed till mid-June because of the snow. Do the trains and cable cars to Jungfraujoch operate in mid-May?

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Apr 9, 2018 - 9:47 AM in reply to hemanshudas
Debra
Debra
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Apr 10, 2018 - 2:25 PM

I like to refer to a website momstotszurich.com even though she writes from a perspective of family hiking, her ideas and photos are helpful right down to how to get there and distance from Zurich. She also has a hiking calendar with what hikes can be done in each month; although still might be too easy for your abilities. I find it a good reference.

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