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Walking in Kandersteg

from $1,595.00

A walker’s paradise, 1000’s of kms of well-marked trails, stunning Alpine
flowers, rare birds of prey in the Swiss Alps

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All about the Walking in Kandersteg.

Kandersteg is in the heart of the Bernese Oberland, where the great arc of the Alps culminates in some of its highest and most spectacular peaks. This area epitomises the ‘chocolate-box’ Alps: lush green meadows bright with wildflowers, against a backdrop of rugged, wild mountains, topped with glistening glaciers.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

 

* All breakfasts and dinners plus 4 picnic lunches
* All accommodation (see accommodation section)
* Route notes and maps provided
* Kandersteg guest card and travel pass for cable cars, funiculars, gondolas
and local buses

  1. Day 1 Arrive in Kandersteg

    You arrive in time to settle in and perhaps enjoy an aperitif before dinner. *Staying at Hotel Alfa Soleil.*

  2. Day 2 Allmenalp and the Alpbach

    This easy-going walk begins with a spectacular cable car ride (included) up to the Allmenalp, a colourful meadow brimming with rural mountain charm. There are stunning views across the valley to towering cliffs, snow-capped peaks and glaciers. Continue into the pastures of the Alpbach, sheltered by a colossal mountain bowl where marmots ‘cohabit’ with farmers and their cattle. An afternoon descent of the Alpbach Gorge takes you down to the valley floor for a relaxed stroll along the River Kander to the hotel.* Staying at* *Hotel Alfa Soleil.*Optional shorter walk: 3.5 hrs, distance 11km/7mi

  3. Day 3 The Gasterntal and Klus Gorge

    You begin the day with an exhilarating 20-minute minibus ride (fare included) along a narrow road carved out of the rock wall. The UNESCO-recognised Gasterntal is Kandersteg’s ‘hidden valley’, with snow-fed waterfalls splashing down sheer cliff faces. After an optional, loop-extension further up the valley, you meander down the River Kander, through woods and open meadows to the Waldhaus Nature Reserve – look out for lady slippers, fire lilies and more than 25 varieties of orchid. With the mighty rock walls of the Balmhorn, Tatlishore and the Atels towering high, follow the spectacular Klus Gorge where glacial meltwater rushes down over thunderous waterfalls. *Staying at* *Hotel Alfa Soleil.*Optional shorter walk: 3.5hrs, distance 13km/8mi

  4. Day 4 Oeschinensee

    Widely regarded as the jewel in the crown of the Bernese Oberland, Oeschinensee is, in our view, the most beautiful Alpine lake in Switzerland. After a short ride up on the gondola (included), you climb to the viewpoint at Heuberg. Nothing can prepare you for the cobalt blue of the water surrounded by the razor-edged peaks of the Doldenhorn (3638m), towering 2000m above it, and striped by dainty waterfalls trickling down from the Frunden glacier. *Staying at* *Hotel Alfa Soleil.*

  5. Day 5 Blausee and the Nordrampe

    A gentle hour’s stroll takes you down to the Natural Park of Blausee – the Blue Lake (free entry with pass provided). Here you can wander through verdant woodland around the little lake, visit the organic trout farm and enjoy a drink on the lake terrace. Cross the valley at Kandergrund and pick up the Nordrampe Bahnwanderweg – a fabulous walking trail that in part follows the impressive railway as it makes huge loops and swirls through tunnels along the side of the mountain. Enjoy panoramic picnic spots and great views up and down the valley as you stroll past the evocative ruins of the Felsenburg tower. Hillside pastures and shady forest then leads you back to your hotel. *Staying at* *Hotel Alfa Soleil.*Optional shorter walks available.

  6. Day 6 Leave Kandersteg

    If pre-arranged, return to Zurich via Kandersteg rail.

Package Confirmed Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Excluding Flights Price (PP) Including Flights  
May 26, 2019
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$1,635.00
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June 2, 2019
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$1,635.00
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June 9, 2019
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$1,635.00
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June 16, 2019
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$1,635.00
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June 23, 2019
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$1,675.00
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June 30, 2019
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$1,675.00
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July 7, 2019
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$1,675.00
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July 14, 2019
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$1,765.00
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July 21, 2019
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$1,765.00
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July 28, 2019
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$1,765.00
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August 4, 2019
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$1,765.00
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August 11, 2019
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$1,765.00
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August 18, 2019
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$1,675.00
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August 25, 2019
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$1,675.00
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September 1, 2019
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$1,635.00
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September 8, 2019
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$1,635.00
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September 15, 2019
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$1,635.00
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September 22, 2019
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$1,595.00
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September 29, 2019
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$1,595.00
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October 6, 2019
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$1,595.00
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