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Via Alpina Trekking in the Bernese Alps
Trekking in the Bernese Alps, Switzerland
Trekking in the Bernese Alps
Via Alpina Trekking

Via Alpina Trekking in the Bernese Alps, Switzerland

Be part of this epic 3-day trek through the heart of Switzerland on the legendary Via Alpina trail with IFMGA certified guides. Conquer 14 stunning Alpine passes, ascend 23,600 meters, and experience diverse alpine landscapes!


TRIP TYPE

Group

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Alps

DURATION

3 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Sep

FITNESS LEVEL

Fit

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

  • Traverse 14 breathtaking Alpine passes on the legendary Via Alpina trail.
  • Trek through charming villages like Kandertal and Adelboden.
  • Enjoy panoramic views from the Trüttlisberg Pass over the Bernese mountains.

Description

Unveil the Bernese Alps on a 3-Day Trekking Adventure in Switzerland

The Via Alpina, a legendary trail, weaves through 14 breathtaking Alpine passes in Switzerland, showcasing diverse cultures, geological wonders, and ever-changing landscapes. Imagine wide paths evolving into airy ridge paths, adorned with vibrant flora and fauna.

Conquer the Swiss section of the Via Alpina at an altitude of 23,600 meters. Brace yourself for 3 days of incredible alpine panoramas and challenging ascents as we conquer stages 14-16 of the Swiss Via Alpina.

Our journey begins in Kandertal, from where we'll weave through verdant meadows and ancient forests, ascending gradually towards the Bunderchrind pass. Then, we'll descend into the Engstligental, a valley cradled by snow-capped peaks, before reaching the village of Adelboden.

The next day, we'll tackle the Hahnenmoos Pass, traversing vast expanses of moorland and past the cascading waterfalls that grace Simmental valley below.

Our final leg takes us over the Trüttlisberg Pass, offering panoramic views of the majestic Bernese mountains. Finally, we arrive in Gstaad, a vibrant hub located in the Turbachtal valley, marking the culmination of our alpine adventure.

This is your chance to conquer the Bernese Alps! Our expertly curated trip offers everything you need for an incredible adventure. Book yours today!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Breakfast

- Guiding fee

Price details

Not included: travel costs, trains, dinner, snacks and drinks, equipment rental, and insurance.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1: From Kander to Engstligental

Starting early in the morning from Kandersteg at 1170 meters, we will trek through the flower-rich alpine pastures to the rock faces of the Lohner, where we may spot the first chamois. We will ascend to the Bunderchrinde via several steep steps, experiencing the breathtaking transition into the Engstligental, and finally reaching Adelboden.

The distance is 16.3 km, with an elevation gain of 1400 meters and a descent of 1200 meters, and the running time is approximately 7 hours. After the trek, there will be an overnight stay with half board in Adelboden. You are advised to carry food and drinks in your backpack, with the option to stop at huts or restaurants along the way if available.

Day 2: From Engstligen to Simmental

Today's trek involves a gentle ascent through forests and moorland, crossing the Hahnenmoos Pass before descending to Lenk. This town in the basin of the Hinterer Simmental is surrounded by stunning waterfalls and the impressive Wildstrubel massif.

The distance covered is 13.8 km, with an ascent of 689 meters and a descent of 975 meters, taking approximately 5 hours to complete.

Following the trek, there will be an overnight stay with half board in Lenk. Participants are advised to carry food and drinks in their backpacks, with the option to stop at huts or restaurants along the way if available.

Day 3: From Simmen to Turbachtal

We'll begin the day by trekking across gentle alpine pastures and moist limestone cart terrain. The Trüttlisberg pass wil guide us through the expansive Turbachtal to the elegant town of Gstaad.

The distance to be covered is 21.6 km, with an ascent of 1100 meters and a descent of 1070 meters, taking approximately 7 hours to complete. There are bus connections near Turbach that can be used to shorten the long descent.

Participants are advised to carry food and drinks in their backpacks, with the option to stop at huts or restaurants along the way if available.

Alternatively, there is a Louwenesee variant, leading from Trütlisbergpass at 2033 meters to Louwenesee at 1379 meters and then continuing via Lauenen to Gstaad.

The journey concludes with a retreat and farewell, followed by individual return journeys.

About the guide: Reini

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Reini

Mountain Leader

Passionate about mountains, nature and culture - your guide for the Alps, Nepal and other remote places in the world

Born in the Swiss Alps, i was always driven by curiosity and discovered many parts of the world by travelling and working abroad. I'm a professional international mountain leader offering trekkings, snowshoe adventures, hikes and avalanche training across the Alps but as well in other remote areas of the world such as Nepal.

International Mountain Leader UIMLA, Wanderleiter mit eidgenössischem Fachausweis - Zusatzbewilligung Alpinwandern T4

Languages

German | French | English

Certificates

UIMLA

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