Free day in Bern with Saver Day Pass - where to go

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Apr 25, 2018 - 12:52 AM

Hello all,

First off, this community is so helpful! Thank you for that.

We wanted to ask the community for ideas on what to do? We have two days in early May. We have travel passes and we are staying in Bern. Hikes and nature are enjoyed.

We planned on doing the Golden Pass Line from Montreux to Lauderbrunnen for a hike then Luzern and Mt. Rigi for day 1. Day 2 is open but Geneva, Zurich or Zermatt are possibilities.

We have SDP and will stick to what's included i.e. GA areas only, no cable cars. Thanks for any help, ideas, and suggestions.

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Apr 25, 2018 - 3:05 AM in reply to Khoimai

Hi Khoimai,

If you want to do some hiking in the mountains you won't be able to avoid cable cars too much...unless you are ok with valley hike/walks. The Rigi works out with the Saver Day Pass but that is it. On the flip side of that a lot of mountain hikes won't be passable due to snow levels.

For hiking ideas have a look at our hiking page but don't count on any being open that are above 2000 meters. In Lauterbrunnen a safe bet is always the hike/walk to Stechelberg &/or the hike from Grütschalp to Mürren.

I always like recommending Zermatt and the Matterhorn but I'd highly recommend going up the Gornergrat for the best experience and views.

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new member
Apr 25, 2018 - 1:58 PM in reply to Lucas


Thank you kindly for your message. I'm trying to be as prepared as possible and the information you shared helps a lot.

Looks like we'll stick to valley hikes at the lower elevations.

After some thought, I'm leaning towards Zermatt and Matterhorn. Really, I'll be happy riding the swiss trains and enjoying the beautiful scenery! Good day

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top member
Apr 26, 2018 - 12:06 AM

Note that Bern - Montreux - Lauterbrunnen - Luzern - Rigi is impossible in one day

Zermatt - Gornergrat is my standard recommendation for Switzerland. Well worth it but the Zermatt to Gornergrat section will not be free.

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new member
Apr 27, 2018 - 3:31 PM in reply to 1960man

Yes that is too much for a day, probably do the Golden Pass and explore luzern.

Thanks for the recommendations 1960man!

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