Sat 10th September 2022
- Fri 16th September 2022
6 nights/6 days walking
A special hike across the Bernese Oberland joining Swiss women hikers with partner BergFrau.We journey together taking in so many unforgettable sights and experiencing the local Swiss culture and with a very special well being stop in a historical Swiss hotel. Luggage is transported between hotels and will be waiting for you every evening.For jazz fans there is the Jazz Festival in Montreux whilst we are there.
Dates:Saturday September 10 to Friday Sept 16, 2022 a 6 day hike staying in different hotels along the way with luggage transported.
Plan travel to arrive by approx 17.00 in Lenk. Departure is after breakfast on Friday to allow for afternoon/evening flights. There is a Jazz Festival in Montreux on Thursday evening and jazz fans may want to stay longer.
If any guests would like to arrive earlier or stay later do let us know and we can help with arrangements.
Guide:Local english speaking guide from our Swiss partner BergFrau
Walking Grade:3 Goats as we walk between 5 and 7 hours for 8 to 15km per day. This is lower alpine with some mountains and valleys.Highest ascent is up to 1600m with descents ranging each day from 50m to 1080m. Walks will be steady allowing for legs to acclimatise and with plenty of time for admiring the view.
Base: we will stay in different local hotels each night as we walk from Lenk to Montreux. All give an insight into the area we are staying and one is a historic hotel that is incredibly special https://www.hoteldupillon.ch and a wonderful treat with a wellbeing centre. Luggage is transported.
Zurich is approx 3 hours to Lenk where we start and return from Montreux is also 3 hours. Geneva is approx 1 hour away. We can provide assistance with travel plans.
Price: £1685 per person for the week.
If there are two of you there is a £400 discount
- BergFrau local guiding – english speaking.
- B and B accommodation with some very special Swiss hotels enroute.Great relaxation at the end of the day
- 3 dinners together(other nights are for your own time
Not included is:
- travel to and from the start of the trip in Switzerland
- Dinners on 3 nights
- local travel if required
This is a special hike taking in the marvellous Bernese Oberland with its gentle and rugged mountains. We hike from the glamorous Gstaad taking in both german speaking Switzerland and into Vaud the french speaking part of Switzerland. We pass through the home of the wonderful and popular Etivaz cheese made in the small hamlet of Etivaz. We reach Les Diablerets through partly unknown places,through valleys and over peaks. In Vaud we have a clear view of the Valais 4000m peaks. Montreux offers jazz music and local cuisine on Lake Geneva. When we arrive in Montreux we will toast this fantastic hike together with a fine drop of Vaudois wine and a very typical meal. You may want to stay longer to explore this lovely area.
In the evening we meet in Lenk and stay overnight. Arrive 5pmish for a welcome briefing and dinner together at 18.30th
Sunday – approx 13km 6 hours with 880m ascent and 1080m descent.
Short bus ride. Hike from the Iffigenalp to the beautifully embedded Iffigsee. Up to the Wildhornhütte for lunch and on to the Tungelpass where we cross the pass and descend to the Louwenesee. Overnight in Gstaad known to many as Richard Burton,Elizabeth Taylor and Lady Diana all stayed here.
Monday – approx 7h 15km with 1100m ascent and 950 descent
We leave the fashionable place and walk on lonely paths at the foot of the Gummfluh to L’Etivaz. Here we can visit the impressive dairy with the very fine Etivaz cheese. Overnight in Etivaz
Tuesday – approx 7h 13.5km with 1325m ascent and 720m descent
Along the brook L’Eau Froide we climb up to Col Seron and on to the summit of La Pare, 2540m. The descent to the gondola that takes us to Les Diablerets gives us impressive views of the Valais Alps.
Overnight in Les Diablerets
Wednesday – 6h 8km with 1600m ascent and 50m descent
Ascent to Scex Rouge 2944m. It’s a long climb but the reward is the stunning view. It is also possible to shorten the tour.
Overnight in Les Diablerets.
Thursday- 5h 8.5km with 860m ascent and 500m descent
Bus ride to Col de la Pierre du Moelle. Hike to the Famelon, 2143m. The view over the whole of Lake Geneva is impressive.The descent leads past small lakes to the gondola lift to Leysin. Overnight in Montreux.
Breakfast and depart for home or stay for longer to explore Montreux.