Aug 21, 2012 - 6:06 PM
Hi Forum -
My wife, 17 year-old son, and I are going to be spending 2 weeks in Switzerland during September - most of it hiking in Bernase Oberland or the Zermatt area, with the option of travelling throughout the country if the urge hits us. We will be travelling together at all times. We'd like a rail pass that would also discount cable cars, mountain trains, etc. We're thinking 2 15-day Swiss Saver Passes and a 15-day Swiss Youth Pass is our best option; what do you think?
Is there a place to buy the Passes in the Zurich airport when we arrive or do you advise that we purchase in advance? We're leaving in 3 weeks from the U.S.
Also, we're planning on trying to find Matratzenlager accomodations in huts or berghotels we find at the end of each day's hike. Is it safe to assume we'll find accomodations without advance reservations in Sept.? What is the approximate cost we should expect per person per night for these kind of accomodations ? Any other hints would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance for your help. (Just reading other posts on your forum has been helpful.)