Heading to Switzerland for the first time this summer and decided on Wengen as a base. Accommodation and flights already booked and I've put together the following provisional itinerary. 'would be grateful for any comments ...anything that's unrealistic, any must see's I've missed etc. The days are interchangeable according to the weather of course..
Day 1 Travelling Manchester/Basel/ Wengen
Day 2 Hike Wengen to Kleine Scheidegg , lunch Klenie Scheidegg, Continue hike up to Mannlichen then Gondola back to Wengen
Day 3 Wengen to Jungfraujoch morning, Jungfraujoch to Alipglen train, Hike the Eiger Trail, Train from Eigergletscher to Kleine Scheidegg to Wengen
Day 4 Lake Brienz cruise – from Interlaken To Brienze, Train to Brienzwiler, Open air museum in Brienzwiler, Train back to Wengen or train to brienze/boat back to Interlaken
Day 5 Paragliding Lauterburren morning, Lauterburren – gimelwald – murren, lunch in Murren, cable car from murren to schiltorn
Day 6 Hike lauterbrunnen to stechelberg morning, First – zip wire, buggy, bike afternoon
Day 7 Hike Schynige Platte to First
Day 8 Wengen/Basel/ Manchester
I'm leaning towards a swiss transfer ticket + 6 day Jungfrau Pass at the moment. The best option?
Looking at the Half fare card it seems it might work out a little cheaper overall if I stick to my itinerary but I quite like the convenience of not having to purchase tickets every time we take a trip so don't mind paying a reasonable premium for that luxury.
Only nagging doubt is that if we get a week of really bad weather in the mountains a half fare card would I suppose be more flexible for heading off to other destinations.
A trade off between flexibility and convenience I guess...any opinions on that in particular?