Cicerone Guide Book: Walking in the Bernese Oberland
by Kev Reynolds
This walking guidebook to the Bernese Oberland contains descriptions for 113 day walks.
The routes range from 2 to 24km and offer breathtaking scenery of the classic Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountains, around Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, Gsteig and Meiringen.
There are routes suitable for all abilities from short flat walks to adventurous treks.
Over 100 walking routes in the Bernese Alps are described in this guidebook. It is an indispensable companion to the Bernese Oberland region that boasts famous peaks such as the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. But there are lesser-known mountains, too, that are just as scenically dramatic, and in their shadow peaceful villages and seemingly forgotten hamlets are lodged in spectacular locations. Add to that the romantic valleys, lakes, flower-filled meadows and a network of mountain huts and rustic inns for those who want to experience the Alps of the Victorian pioneers, and you'll understand why the Bernese Alps seduce the connoisseur back year after year.
The guide is divided into sections on particular areas in the Bernese Oberland, for example, Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, Meiringen, Kandersteg, Griesalp and others. Additionally, the guidebook includes useful practical information on getting to and around the region, where to stay and how to prepare for a trip into the Bernese Alps. All this, and more, is available to the mountain walker, and this indispensable guide will enable you to explore the very best of the Bernese mountain wonderland.
Day walks, alpine hut walks
May to end September is the best weather (but watch out for summer thunderstorms); huts manned in summer months
Grindelwald, Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, Mürren, Adelboden and Kandersteg
Range from walks suitable for families to strenuous routes with scrambling. All walks graded in the guide. Good waymarking.
Views of the Bernese Alps, the Jungfrau, Eiger, Mönch and others; walks to the Schreckhorn and Rottal huts; Schynige Platte to First; Trümmelbach Falls
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