This is the complete crossing of one of the most prestigious balconies in the Alps, from Adelboden to Grindelwald. A week to admire the extraordinary faces of the Wetterhorn (3701 m), the Eiger (3970 m), the Mönch (4029 m), the Jungfrau (4158 m) and the Breithorn (3782 m)! The trails covered during this crossing offer an infinite variety of mountain landscapes - balconies, green valleys, traditional and flowery villages, high lakes.
The "trek of the Alps", to discover or rediscover for your greatest pleasure... the light back! The stops in the small Swiss villages or on the alpine pastures add to the happiness of this exceptional hike.
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Comfort option (room of 2 people), depending on availability : +120€ per person
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Meet at Frutigen station at 9.30am. Transfer by line bus and start of the hike. Plan for a night without luggage.
ADELBODEN – ENGSTLIGENALP- CHINDBETTIPASS
The hike starts at the bottom of the Adelboden valley with an incredible trail that leads through cliffs and waterfalls to reach the Engstligenalp, an immense mountain pasture. It then climbs to the Chindbetti pass (2623m) in a high mountain lunar setting before descending on the glacial lake Tällisee. A final crossing ends the day in style at the Berghotel Schwarenbach, a historic stop between Oberland and Valais.
Overnight at the shelter in dormitory, without luggage.
6h walk/ altitude difference: + 1350m -680m/ 12km
4h30 walk/ altitude difference: + 800m -680m/ 9km taking the Unter dem Birg cable car
GÄLLIHORE – KANDERSTEG
From the hut, walk up to the Schwarzgratli pass to reach the Wyssie Flue (2471m) and follow the ridge of the Üschenegrat , between the two wild valleys of the Gastertal and the Spittelmatte. A small round trip to the top of the Gällihore (2283m) to enjoy the splendid panorama and then a long descent between vast alpine pasture, wild forest and buccal clearing! Possibility to descend directly on Kandersteg through the wide valleys of Spittelmatte and Waldhus.
Overnight accommodation in Kandersteg.
6h walk/ altitude difference: + 580 m -1450 m/ 14km
OESCHINENSEE - HOHTÜRLI - BUNDALP
The queen stage of the crossing with the ascent of the Hohtürli and its 2778m altitude! After a gondola ride, the day begins along the spectacular deep blue Lake Oeschinensee, bordered by cliffs, one of the most beautiful in the Alps. Climb the moraines up to the pass and then take a nice detour to the Blümlisalphütte hut and the eternal ice, before finding the green meadows of the Kiental. Overnight in refuge in the Bundalp pasture, in dormitory.
6h walk/ Altitude difference: + 1300 m -1050 m/10km
SEFINAFURGGA – STECHELBERG
Splendid stage for this day that starts in the impressive Gamchi valley. The meadows gradually give way to the mineral atmosphere of the Sefinafurgga pass (2612m) and the climb ends in a world of glaciers and high mountains. Extraordinary panorama on the emblematic peaks of the Jungfrau, the Eiger and the Mönch which finally reveal themselves in their entirety and which accompany the whole descent on Gimmelwald, beautiful old mountain village. Overnight accommodation in Gimmelwald without luggage.
7h walk/ Altitude difference: +1150 m; -1350 m/ 15km
KLEINE SCHEIDDEG - ALPIGLEN
The route continues at the foot of the 3 majestic peaks, between the steep cliffs of the Lauterbrunnen valley and the Kleine Scheidegg, via the spectacular Trummelbach waterfalls. From the pass, the landscape opens onto the wide valley of Grindelwald. The trail descends quietly towards Alpiglen to spend the night at 2061m altitude, closest to the mythical north face of the Eiger. Night in the shelter, in the dormitory.
6h30 walk/ Altitude difference: +1300 m; -520 m/ 14km
ALPIGLEN – GRINDELWALD
A day on the balcony above Grindelwald on the Eiger Trail. The path follows the foot of the Eiger, dominated by its imposing north face and the impressive climbing routes that make it possible to reach the summit! After a short descent to the village gates, the crossing continues along the Wetterhorn to reach the hamlet of Mühlebach, above Grindelwald. Overnight in a hotel, in dormitory, without luggage.
5h walk/ altitude difference: +650 m; -1050 m/ 12km
BACHSEE LAKE - GRINDELWALD
Departure by line bus to reach the Grosse Scheidegg pass.
The itinerary ends in beauty with this last stage that goes to Lake Bachsee, the pearl of the Bernese Alps! This lake, placed on the alp, reflects the surrounding high peaks to offer a last superb panorama. Depending on the shape of the group, it is even possible to tour the Schwarzhoren (2927m) and the lakes that punctuate the route. Descent to the village of Grindelwald, partly by bus.
4h walk/ altitude difference: + 420 m - 490m/ 12km
5h30 walk/ altitude difference: +760 m; -790 m/ 13km for the Schwarzhoren tour
End of the hike at the Grindelwald bus station around 3pm.
The programme has been drawn up according to the last elements known at the time of its writing; imponderables are always possible and situations beyond our control can alter its unfolding.
Elevation: +/- 1200 m approximately per day.
Walking time: 6 to 7 hours per day.
Type of trek: mountain itinerary on well-laid trails. A few aerial passages do not present any particular technical difficulty. High passes equipped with wooden steps. The altitude difference and the length of some stages require a good experience of mountain hiking.
6 nights in dormitory. All accommodation offers hot showers.
Comfort version: room for 2 persons (subject to availability). Supplement of 120€ per person on a double room base.
Breakfast and dinner are provided in each accommodation (except diner of D4 in Gimmelwald, at your charge).
Picnics are included and are carefully prepared daily by your mountain leader, comprising a variety of a healthy salads and local products. They are ordered in the refuges for the nights without luggage.
Vanderkarte 1/50000ème Berner Oberlans 5004
Et Gstaad – Adelboden 1/50000ème 5009
Meeting point Sunday in Frutigen at 9.30. Bus transfer to Adelboden, start of the hike.
Plan for the 1st night without luggage.
Refer to the itinerary on www.viamichelin.fr
From the north: access by Basel, Lucerne From the west: access by Frasnes, Neuchâtel, Bern From the south: access by Geneva, Lausanne, Bern. Please note the mandatory sticker on Swiss motorways, to be bought at the border and at petrol stations.
Where to park your vehicle?
Paying parkings in Frutigen.25CHF per week.
3 free long-term car parks in Grindelwald (end of the hike): Maennlichen, Jungfaujoch Kl and First Pfingstegg.
Paying parking in Thun and Adelboden, about 80CHF per week.
Info : parkhausthun.ch/de/
End of the hike Saturday in Grindelwald around 3pm.
Return from Grindelwald to Frutigen : train from Grindelwald to Frutigen via Interlaken (1h40 journey) then very regular bus to Frutigen.
Another solution if you are by car, is to park on the way to Thun, then take the train to Frutigen (very regular, 1h ride). On the way back, train line from Grindelwald to Thun (very regular, 1h journey).
We can organize a group return transfer in taxi (to be talked with your guide).
Swiss National Tourism Office: +41 800 100 200 29
Do not hesitate to contact us if you want us to reserve accommodation for you.
If you are late, contact the agency: +33 (0)4 50 79 09 16 or +33 (0)6 42 49 76 07
Bring a comfortable backpack of 30 to 40 litres for your personal belongings for the day (warm clothes, waterproofs, water, plate and cutlery for your picnic, sunscreen and your identity papers) and please keep a little room to carry a picnic and snacks.
Your baggage will be transported daily between accommodation (exept on days 1, 4 and 6) by our logistics vehicle. You are allowed 1 soft, sports type bag with all your possessions inside, no heavier than 12kg. Your bag has to be carried everyday by the the driver to refuges, which access is not always easy! Luggage which is too big and too heavy won't be accepted by the drivers!
If you wish to prolong your holiday, we can safely hold another bag for you which you may leave with us at the departure point and it will be deposited at the end point with your other baggage.