Explore the spectacular mountains and charming villages of the Swiss Alps
Want to leave your everyday behind and immerse yourself in the Swiss Alps? The Hiking Adventure in the Swiss Alps takes you into the iconic mountains of Switzerland for the hiking holiday of a lifetime. Travel to incredible mountain passes, picnic under high peaks, and rest in charming mountain villages. Let the details be handled by your experienced guide so you can focus on soaking up the snowy vistas of Switzerland, a hiker’s paradise!
Whether it’s stunning waterfalls, crystal lakes, or impressive cliffs, each day hike will have scenery to leave you awestruck. Then, enjoy free time after your daily hikes to explore the towns and villages you’ll call home. Want to explore beyond the trail? Settle in to enjoy a wine tasting at a local cellar and hop in the saddle for a half-day bike tour along Lake Thun. The Hiking Adventure in the Skiss Alps is calling, so ace your boots and hit the trail!
Highlights of the Hiking Adventure in the Swiss Alps
Hiking Adventure in the Swiss Alps Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive in Zurich
When you arrive, your private transfer will pick you up at the Zurich Airport and bring you to your hotel in Interlaken. After you’ve settled in, it will be time to stretch your legs!
Your driver will drop you off at Giessbar waterfalls. The easy trail will show you all the beauty Lake Brienz has to offer from meadows to waterfalls, forests to dramatic cliffs. Your driver will pick you up from the trail and take you back to Interlaken, then you’re free to explore on your own for the evening. Enjoy this gorgeous alpine city.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Interlaken
Distance: 3 to 4 hours, 470m of ascent, 470m of descent
Day 2 Hike Kleine Scheidegg to Wengen
After breakfast, your driver will take you to charming Grindelwald. Today you’ll be trekking across the Kleine Scheidegg Pass. It’s a gentle trail through serene meadows and past the awe-inspiring Eiger North Wall. Bring a camera!
You’ll arrive in Wengen on foot as this picturesque mountain village doesn’t allow cars. Take an evening stroll or find a local restaurant for some fondue to cap the night off.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Wengen
Distance: 6 to 7 hours, 1,150m of ascent, 1,400m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 3 Cable Car to Murren and Trek to Griesalp
This morning, you start your day with the cable car ride up to Murren. You’ll spend the morning hiking to Rotstockhütte, where you can rest before you start your more strenuous afternoon.
The trail up to Sefinenfurgge Pass is steep, but the panoramic views of the valleys and mountains will be ample inspiration. The footing is a little more challenging as you’ll be descending through scree in the suddenly barren lunar landscape. Take it easy and enjoy the journey.
Your trail will end at Griesalp where you can relax for the evening.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Griesalp
Distance: 7 hours, 1,200m of ascent, 1,400m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 4 Hike the Wildwater Trail and Gries Gorge
This morning will start with a beautiful half-day hike on the Wildwater Trail. This path will lead you into the Gries Gorge towards the idyllic Lake Tschingelsee, framed by mountains.
You’ll also see Pochten Falls and the “witch’s cauldron” before returning for Griesalp. In the afternoon, you’ll be driven to Thun. The afternoon is yours to explore, but be sure to visit the 12th-century castle that overlooks the town.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Thun
Distance: 4 hours, 440m of ascent, 440m of descent
Day 5 Cycling Tour of Interlaken and Wine Tasting
After breakfast, you’ll be picked up for your cycling tour of Interlaken. Enjoy a pleasant bike ride along the coast of Lake Thun, with a stop in Spiez to take in the serene scene of the lake and vineyards.
Later in the afternoon, you’ll visit a local winery for a tasting of the local best. The rest of the day, you’ll be free to enjoy this picturesque town however you like.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Thun
Day 6 Return to Zurich
All too soon, the adventure is over. After breakfast, your driver will take you back to the Zurich Airport. Safe travels!
Overnight Location: None
Hiking Adventure in the Swiss Alps Price and Dates
This guided hiking tour of the Swiss Alps is run as a custom tour for your group and the price depends on the number of people in your group.
The best time to travel to Switzerland for hiking is July and August when the weather is warmest and sunniest.
Private Guided Hiking Adventure in the Swiss Alps
Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:
- Guided Groups of 4-5: $2,675 USD
- Guided Groups of 6+: $2,350 USD
Accommodation on the Hiking Adventure in the Swiss Alps
This tour is based on 3-star hotels in the lovely towns of the Swiss Alps. The hotels offer simple but comfortable rooms. Rooms are double occupancy and single travellers will pay a supplement.
In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.
Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $550 USD to have a private room in a hotel.
Hotels on Standard Tour
Hotel Beausite in Interlaken ★★★
Walking distance to the historic village center, this is a family-run small hotel. It has cozy individually decorated rooms and an onsite restaurant.
Hotel Belvedere in Wengen ★★★
This historic hotel has been updated with modern amenities and has an amazing view of both the Jungfrau Mountain and the valley below.
Griesalp Hotels in Griesalp ★★★
This is a collection of 5 adjacent small hotels. They sit right at the base of the massif Blümlisalp, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Schlossberg Boutique Hotel in Thun ★★★★
This cozy and modern boutique hotel features stunning views and a spa. It's so inviting that you'd never believe part of the hotel was a former prison!
What’s Included in the Hiking Adventure in the Swiss Alps?
5 breakfasts and 2 picnic lunches are included.
Accommodation for 5 nights is included.
Transportation during the Tour
Private transport for you and your luggage to and from the Zurich International Airport in a luxury Mercedes “V” minivan are included. Your luggage will be transported for you between your hotels on Day 2 and Day 3. Transportation from your hotel to the various hikes is also included as outlined in your itinerary.
- A visit to a local wine cellar with tasting
- English-speaking local hiking guide from Day 2 to the afternoon of Day 4
- Bicycle rental and English-speaking guide for half-day cycling tour on Day 5
- 24-hour emergency line
- All tourist taxes
- All meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
- Visas if required
- Travel insurance
- Flights to and from Zurich
- Gratuity for local guides, hotel staff, waiters, and local drivers
- Upgrade to an electric bike (€ 35 per person per day)
- Single room supplements
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