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Jungfrau Peaks and Glaciers Walk


Hotel Baeren ***
Wilderswil, Days 1+8

The Hotel Baren has been open for over 300 years! You will receive a warm welcome here from Herr Muller and his team at the Bear Inn.

The rooms here are simple but cozy alpine style with lots of wood furnishing.

Further details on the
hotel website.

Day 1  Arrive in Wilderswil

We meet you at Interlaken West station and take you to your hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2  Wilderswil to Murren 16km/10mi/5.5hr

A valley path climbs through oak forest (look out for red deer) to the sleepy hamlet of Isenfluh for the first view of the Jungfrau, over 3000m of ice-clad, rocky wilderness! Walking through meadows dotted with golden hawksbeard, you reach our hotel in Murren with great views over the Eiger and Jungfrau.

Hotel Alpenruh ***
Murren, Days 2+3

Murren is a car free village so it is very peaceful. It is a marvellous mountain village Perched on a high, sunny terrace facing the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. It nestles at the foot of the Schilthorn with its revolving Piz Gloria Restaurant, made world-famous by the James Bond film. Rooms here are cozy but modern with television, minibar, cd stereo and hairdryer and with shower rather than bath. Most rooms have a terrace or balcony with views of the Jungfrau and Eiger.

Further details on the hotel website.

Day 3  At Murren

With its pretty pedestrian streets, and stunning views over the 'Big Three', Murren has inspired famous travellers for centuries. There are various walks, from a fragrant ramble in the Blumental meadow to a hike up Sefinenfurgge pass (2612m). Alternatively, take the cable car (pay locally) to the Piz Gloria revolving restaurant on the Schilthorn for views over Germany, Italy and Switzerland.

Day 4  Murren to Wengen 18km/11.5mi/6hr

Today it's a long descent past cows munching green meadows (they still cut hay with scythes here) into the Lauterbrunnen valley and the Trummelbach falls, an amazing 'corkscrew' waterfall thundering inside the mountain. Ascending past the Monch, choked with rock and ice, takes you past Agnes and Willi's farm. Why not stop for a cool drink under the shadow of the Jungfrau before arriving in Wengen?

Hotel Bellevue  ***
Wengen, Days 4+5

The Hotel Bellevue was built in 1890. It is situated on the edge of the village in very quiet surroundings with stunning views of the Jungfrau and Lauterbrunnen valley. Cozy chalet style accommodation is combined with modern comforts, there are no hairdryers in the rooms here but the hotel reception will be happy to provide you with one. The views from the rooms are incredible.

Further details on the hotel website.

Day 5  At Wengen

You could relax savouring the view over Lauterbrunnen valley from the hotel terrace complete with whirlpool bath or take Europe's highest railway - the breathtaking 3454m high, Jungfraujoch (Jungfrau Travel Pass holders enjoy a 50% reduced rate) for a  panorama over the Great Aletsch Glacier, Germany's Black Forest and the Italian Alps. Alternatively take the Bira cable car for 360 degree view over the whole region.

Day 6  Wengen to Grindelwald 18/km/11.5mi/6hr

Today's walk over the Kleine Scheidegg Pass follows the footsteps of Goethe, Byron and Tchaikovsky. The ascent enjoys views over the ice walls of the Monch. After lunch, you descend in the shadow of the Eiger's sheer north face - stunning views all round.

Chalet Hotel Alte Post  ***
Grindelwald, Days 6+7

The Alte Post is a lovely chalet style hotel, located at the foot of the First gondola, with wonderful views across to the mountains. Rooms are furnished with television, direct dial telephone, minibar and safe. Most have a balcony.

Further details on the hotel website.

Day 7  At Grindelwald

The most exciting option is to take the cable car to Pfingstegg (pay locally) from where you'll enjoy the most spectacular views of the Grindelwald Valley. You then follow a path hewn out of pink, purple and green marble to the sun trap restaurant terrace at Baregg, an oasis of green in the lower of Grindelwald's twin glaciers. A good chance of spotting ibex on the slopes and golden eagles circling overhead.

Day 8  Grindelwald to Wilderswil  16km/10mi/5hr or 18km/11.5mi/7hr

You take a gondola to the start of the one of the Alp's most panoramic walks. First stop, Bachsee Lake, then a climb through rocky high-mountains bright with saxifrage to the Faulhorn (2680m), and a heart-lifting panorama over the Bernese Oberland. After lunch in the restaurant, you descend through grassy marmot country to the railway station at Schynige Platte (2067m) to arrive in Wilderswil and your hotel in the timber-clad houses of the old town.

Day 9  Return home


Superbly varied and well signposted walking along valley bottoms and in the high mountains (up to 2700m). A good fitness level is required. Walking boots are essential, and we strongly recommend wet-weather gear and a compass.

Note: The walk on day 8 is not possible in early/late season, however full route notes will be provided for alternative options.

For extra nights we recommend Grindelwald, Wengen or Wilderswil.

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