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Swiss Alpine walk encompassing a wonderful range of landscapes on Sherpa Expeditions guided trip.

Type of Holiday: Walking Holidays
Price:

From £1990pp based on twin sharing

Duration: 14 Days
Departures: Various deaprtures from July to August
Start point: Engelberg
End point: Saanen
 

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Alpine Pass Route Guided Walk | 14 Days

Trip Highlights:

- Swiss Alpine Walking Encompassing a Wonderful Range of Landscapes
- New Views Everyday
- Variety of Passes to Cross, from Easy to Challenging
- Comfortable Accommodation

This walk follows the most impressive two-week section of a classic alpine walk, which embraces much of the best mountain scenery Switzerland has to offer. It is a route which takes us over many alpine passes, some a leisurely stroll, others a tougher proposition, but all offering their own spectacular visual rewards. A marvellous complement to the high land of peaks and passes are the park-like valleys with their thickly wooded hillsides the unspoilt farming villages, deep-blue lakes and picturesque flower-decked chalets. As well as crossing the Grosse Scheidegg and the Hohturli Passes, there is also the incomparable Bernese Oberland region with its impressive peaks, the Jungfrau, Monch and Eiger. This is a mountain journey full of attractions and easily ranks in quality with the Tour de Mont Blanc!

This is a trek, which involves much daily uphill and downhill walking. It is only suitable for fit walkers who can readily manage days with more than 1000m ascent and descent. Those in good physical condition who take regular exercise and who have recent hill-walking experience, will find this a trip whose exciting challenges are equally matched by its rewards.

What price includes

 
  • 13 breakfasts, 8 dinners
  • 10 nights in 2-3 star & 1 star hotels, two mountain inns.
  • Luggage transfers
  • Route notes and maps
  • Emergency hotline
  • Walking guide accompanying group
 

Location

 

Plan your journey by train

Meeting point:
Meet at your accommodation in Engelberg

Nearest train station to meeting point:
Engelberg

Transfer to meeting point:
Guests make their own way to meeting point

How to get there:
Train from London to Engelberg via Luxemburg and Basel

 
Plan your journey by train to Engelberg
 

Plan your journey by train

Finish point:
Finish at your accommodation in Saanen

Nearest train station to finish point:
Saanen

Transfer to finish point:
Guests make their own way to station

How to get back:
Train from Saanen to London via Basel and Laussane

 
Plan your return train journey from Saanen