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In the whole Alpine region, no ridge of mountains can boast such romance as that combining the high route of Switzerland: the awe-inspiring peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, which you can explore on this self guided walking tour.

Price:

From £945pp (from £1255pp inc rail) based on 2 people sharing

Duration: 6 days, 7 nights
Departures: Various departures from June-October
Start point: Grindelwald
End point: Kandersteg
 

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The High Route Bernese Oberland - The Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau

On the verdant slopes nestle idyllic, quintessential Alpine villages such as Wengen and Mürren which deservedly attract numerous hikers. Walking from Grindelwald to Kandersteg takes you on a classic route through high mountains and over splendid passes, amid some of Europe's grandest and most humbling landscapes within the Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Following well-established paths recognised for their outstanding vistas, the route is among the most challenging in our selection, with demanding ascents and descents each day, though the magnificent panoramas from the high passes also make it one of our most rewarding walks. We include a half-fare card which gives discounts on public transport if you need to shorten a walk or use a poor-weather alternative.

Accommodation: 

Hotel Kreuz & Post, Grindelwald Run by the Konzett family for several generations, this is a historic and atmospheric hotel. The bedrooms all have a south-facing balcony, though the best views of the Eiger are from the roof terrace. There is a sauna and jacuzzi as well as several lounges in which to relax.

Hotel Alpenrose, Wengen The spacious hotel enjoys a tranquil position on the edge of the village with far-reaching views over the Lauterbrunnen Valley. Here, you will find a warm welcome and excellent cuisine.

Hotel Bellevue-Crystal, Mürren This friendly hotel has a prime position in the very centre of the traffic-free village of Mürren. The sun terrace boasts sensational views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau which are shared by the airy restaurant.

Berggasthaus Golderli, Griesalp This is a simple guesthouse, with shared facilities, but the hotel offers a warm welcome and delicious mountain cooking.

Hotel Victoria, Kandersteg Run by the charming Platzer family, the Victoria offers a blend of comfort and home charm. With spacious lounges, a pleasant bar, attractive gardens, a sauna and an indoor pool with views of the mountains, there is plenty of space to relax.

What our customers say:

Mrs Crawshaw of Cumbria
The walking routes were fantastic. We loved the variety, the views, the weather, the huts were we could stop for a drink and that the length of the walks was just right. Thank you for such a well organised and enjoyable holiday.

Mrs Hassey of North Yorkshire
Our highlight was seeing the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau in all their glory when walking over to Wengen – something I have always wanted see – and to hear and then see a small glacier carving in front of our eyes...

Mr Smith of Yorkshire
Our first time with Inntravel and very impressed with the organisation and logistics of the holiday which meant it was a stress-free, very relaxing, albeit hard walking holiday. Thank you!

For more reviews of this trip, see: Reviews of Walking the High Route

What price includes

 
  • 1 mountain guesthouse; 3 3-star hotels; 1 4-star hotel
  • dinner & breakfast each day, plus 1 picnic
  • Self-guided notes and maps
  • Luggage transported
  • Spectacular high mountain scenery
  • High-quality hotels
 

Location

 

Plan your journey by train

Meeting point:
Hotel Kreuz & Post, Grindelwald

Nearest train station to meeting point:
Grindelwald

Transfer to meeting point:
Guests make their own way to meeting point
Short walk to first hotel

How to get there:
Eurostar London-Paris, TGV/regional rail Paris-Grindelwald

 
Plan your journey by train to Zurich
 

Plan your journey by train

Finish point:
Hotel Victoria, Kandersteg

Nearest train station to finish point:
Kandersteg

Transfer to finish point:
Guests make their own way to station
Short taxi ride (2 mins) to railway station

How to get back:
Regional rail/TGV Kandersteg-Paris; Eurostar Paris-London

 
Plan your return train journey from Kandersteg