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Walking at the foot of the Eiger

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  • Holiday code
    W07GW
  • Holiday type
    Self-guided walking
  • Duration
    7 nights
  • Accommodation
    single-centre
    and
  • Activity level
  • Call usfor dates and prices
  • NEW FOR 2023  
  • Departures
    Daily Departures from 20 May '23 to 2 Oct '23
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 7 nights single-centre accommodation in and hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Route directions and maps
  • Flight inclusive package includes rail tickets between Zurich airport and Grindelwald, plus a Swiss Half Fare Card
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Upgrade to 4* hotel
  • Upgrade to Half Board
  • Excellent choice for
  • Flora & fauna, high peaks, lake & river routes

Switzerland: The Bernese Oberland

Walking at the foot of the Eiger

  • Set in a magnificent valley surrounded by high mountains, topped by the renowned Eiger
  • Experience high-altitude walking, ranking amongst the most beautiful walks in the region
  • Walk along the foot of the North Face of the Eiger as this daunting spectacle towers above you

Grindelwald, thanks to its magnificent setting, has been attracting visitors since the end of the 18th century. The town is in a valley surrounded by high mountains not least of which is the renowned Eiger with its imposing North Face. There is a maze of walking routes from either Grindelwald itself or from the top of local gondolas mountain railways or post bus routes that will have you quickly looking down on this stunning valley and at the same time up to the surrounding mountains. You can take the railway to the Jungfraujoch, Europe's highest railway station with its permanent snow and ice, and we even feature a walk from this station.

There are countless walking trails around Grindelwald with walks for all abilities. You can utilise the post bus gondola and mountain railway network to take away the climbs so you can choose from a selection of contour or downhill routes. Amongst them the high-altitude walk from First to Bachalpsee, the Faulhorn mountain hotel and continuing to the Schynige Platte ranking among the most beautiful walks in the region. Walk along the foot of the North Face of the Eiger with this daunting spectacle towering above you. The choice of walks in the immediate area will astound you, and if you travel a little further afield over the Grosse Scheidegg Mountain pass or into Lauterbrunnen valley more opportunities await.

Grindelwald is undoubtedly one of the busiest centres in the Swiss Mountains in the summer, bringing a very cosmopolitan atmosphere. Located centrally in the Bernese Oberland, it has a wide selection of restaurants. We have selected two hotels away from the bustle but still within easy reach of the main town with its wide selection of shops It has a railway connecting it with other areas around the valley and to Interlaken which has connections directly to the main Swiss cities.



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Day-by-day itinerary



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If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 , or email usa@exodustravels.com

Day 1: Arrive in Grindelwald

Arrive in the spectacular Swiss town of Grindelwald, home to the infamous Eiger. Below are just a selection of the many walks that are available in and around Grindelwald.
Overnight Hotel Lauberhorn or Hotel Kirchbuhl, Grindelwald (breakfast and dinner included).

Day 2: Schwarzwaldalp to Grindelwald via Grosse Scheidegg (11KM/7MILES)

You take the Postbus from Grindelwald to Schwarzwaldalp where you start with a steady ascent to the pass at Grosse Scheidegg. Upon reaching Grosse Scheidegg at 1,962m high, the panorama is truly magnificent as you come face to face with the infamous Eiger and its sheer North Face. A leisurely descent across small streams brings you back into Grindelwald. A perfect way to start your Swiss adventure!
Overnight Hotel Lauberhorn or Hotel Kirchbuhl, Grindelwald (breakfast and dinner included).

Day 3: Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg (13KM/8MILES)

This walk takes you along clear, well-marked paths with fantastic views of the Eiger, the Monch and the Jungfrau, amongst magnificent peaks. This walk is mainly through mountain pasture, with some dappled woodland. You have options to end the walk at Kleine Scheidegg (the highest point), Wengernalp or Wengen, from where you can take the train back to Grindelwald.
Overnight Hotel Lauberhorn or Hotel Kirchbuhl, Grindelwald (breakfast and dinner included).

Day 4: Rest Day

Enjoy a rest day exploring the charming village of Grindelwald or take on another of the many walk options in the area. There are plenty of sights to explore including the famous Jungfraujoch rail journey; this is a once in a lifetime experience to the 'Top of Europe' at 3,400m where we have a short walk to the Monch Hut and Jungfraujoch Observatory. We also highly recommend taking a mountain railway and cable car journey to Schilthorn 'Piz Gloria', famous for being featured in the James Bond film 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service', its revolving restaurant and unmatched mountain views.
Overnight Hotel Lauberhorn or Hotel Kirchbuhl, Grindelwald (breakfast and dinner included).

Day 5: Schwarzwaldalp to Grindelwald via Pfanni, First & Bussalp (22KM/14MILES)

This is a truly lovely and memorable walk which will take you over the pass from one valley – Reichenbachtal – to another - Lütschental – offering spectacular views of the Bernese Oberland giants alongside a wonderful botanical display. There are plenty of options to make this shorter or longer as you please, so that this route suits you and any adverse weather.
Overnight Hotel Lauberhorn or Hotel Kirchbuhl, Grindelwald (breakfast and dinner included).

Day 6: The Eiger Trail - West to East from Kleine Scheidegg (8KM/5MILES)

Take the train from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg where you'll explore the moraines of the Eigergletscher before following the spectacular mountain trail at the foot of the imposing Eiger North Wall to reach Alpiglen. From here, you can return by train or continue walking all the way to Grindelwald.
Overnight Hotel Lauberhorn or Hotel Kirchbuhl, Grindelwald (breakfast and dinner included).

Day 7: Augstmatterhorn (16KM/10MILES)

This is a classic ridge walk to the summit of Augstmatthorn (2137m) offering fantastic views over Lake Brienz and the mountains beyond. A beautiful train journey from Meiringen to Interlaken starts off your day before ascending at a 64% gradient on the Harder Kulm funicular. Upon reaching ‘The Top Of Interlaken’, you gradually ascend through woodland where you’re likely to spot the local deer alongside spectacular views of the bright blue Lake Brienz below.
Overnight Hotel Lauberhorn or Hotel Kirchbuhl, Grindelwald (breakfast and dinner included).

Day 8: Depart Grindelwald

Say fond farewells to Grindelwald as you depart on the train.

Where you stay

This single-centre holiday is based at the following hotel. If you'd like to extend your stay here, or upgrade your room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or email usa@exodustravels.com


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Hotel Lauberhorn, Grindelwald

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Your fantastic hosts Conny & Beni welcome you to the chalet-style Hotel Lauberhorn. Both are outdoor enthusiasts and are happy to share their local knowledge and show you the hidden beauties of the region. The Lauberhorn is a casual hotel, simple yet contemporary with a relaxed atmosphere. There is a communal indoor/outdoor lounge area where you can simply enjoy the breath-taking mountain scenery. If you prefer, visit the hotel’s sauna and rest area with a view of the Eiger north wall. Breakfast is a delicious buffet made with local fresh products.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


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Upgrade - Hotel Kirchbuhl, Grindelwald

Hair dryer iconNEARBY:

This 4* hotel is located in a quiet sunny location with commanding views, just 3 minutes’ bus ride from the railway station. The hotel has been in the Brawand family for 4 generations and the old-fashioned traditional hospitality is as alive now as it was when the hotel was opened in 1900. Dinner and breakfast are taken in the wood-panelled dining room - dinner is a sumptuous 5 course delight.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Travel

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Reviews

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Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 7 night self-guided walking holiday includes:

Single-centre accommodation in and hotels

All breakfasts

Route directions and maps

Flight inclusive package includes rail tickets between Zurich airport and Grindelwald, plus a Swiss Half Fare Card


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'check availability' links below to complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'Check availability' links below to complete our holiday enquiry form.

Please call for prices

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Holiday details

Children
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Holiday type
Self-guided walking

Departures

Meals
All breakfasts

Tailor-made travel

This holiday does not include any flights or rail.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the appropriate 'Check availability' button above to complete our holiday enquiry form, we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you.

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'Check availability' links above to complete our holiday enquiry form.

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