Fri 19th January 2024
- Sun 21st January 2024
What better way to spend a few dark winter days than in the pristine, beautiful snowy winter wonderland of the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. We are offering some weekend walks for those women who want the chance to do some guided snow shoeing/walks throughout the winter season. We stay in a traditional Swiss Chalet and this is also about being together to enjoy the food, the wine and the walking. A reviving weekend away ! Last year the guests loved it!
Dates: Friday 19th January to Sunday 21st January 2 nights with 3 days winter walking/snow shoeing
Guide: Our local english speaking guide
Walking Grade: 2 Goats – this is an opportunity to try snow shoeing and snowy hiking. You don’t need to be experienced.
Base: Hotel Alpenblick, Wilderswil near Interlaken. An award winning alpine hotel run by Yvonne Stockli, Sommeliere Gault Millau and her Michelin starred and Gault Millau chef husband Richard. You will experience the warm hospitality typical of this Bernese Highlands region. Staying in the charming rooms and eating in the bistro restaurant serving local food and wine. Yvonne has a passion for Swiss wines and highly recommends and offers a large variety of them. In Wilderswil we are situated in the heart of the Bernese highlands with amazing mountains and wonderful walks all around.
Arrival: Meet at the Alpenblick Hotel, Wilderswil by 15.00 Friday for a short local walk and perhaps a brewery visit. There is a large car park at the hotel for those driving. By train via Interlaken to Wilderswil with approx 10 minute walk from the station to the hotel along a straight road – easy to find.
Departure: After a morning walk so plan to leave approx 4pm
Price: £715 per person for solo occupancy fully inclusive of :
- Ensuite accommodation in solo occupancy rooms.
- All breakfasts and dinners at the hotel restaurant
- Packed lunches on Saturday and Sunday
- Local transport if required to and from walks.
- English speaking guide from the local area
If you bring a friend/partner and share a room the price is £630 per person
- Travel to Wilderswil
- Additional drinks from the bar
We can help you extend your trip to have a few more days to explore Interlaken, Zurich or any other destination you are interested in Switzerland. Or to help you if you are spending time travelling in Europe.
We choose Wilderswil near Interlaken, in the heart of the Bernese Highlands, to be our base to explore this spectacular region of Switzerland. The hotel Alpenblick in Wilderswil we use is run by a family who have owned this traditional alpine hotel for over 50 years. The chalet house was built in the 17th century and in 1957 was acquired by Adelheid Stockli who created the hotel that we have today. She passed it on to her son Richard and his wife Yvonne and together they have been running the hotel since 1980. They continue to give a warm welcome to WalkingWomen and giving us a taste of the history and culture of their much loved home.
Our hotel is situated in the village of Wilderswil a short walk away from the famous Interlaken which lies between the impressive lakes of Thun and Brienz. Also in the shadows of the most mighty mountains Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. In Winter this is a very popular ski region with over 45 mountain railways, aerial cable cars and ski lifts. All can be used to access mountain paths to walk amongst this fabulous landscape.
We will walk amongst this incredible scenery and find more hidden routes. There are also options to use the historic railway and the various cable car routes to rise higher and walk amongst these giants.
The area we stay in was one of the birthplaces of tourism in Switzerland and was always popular with tourists from across the world. Interlaken grew up around a convent of Augustinian monks (1130-1528). It’s one of Switzerland’s oldest and most frequented summer tourist resorts. We believe this is an important destination for WalkingWomen to bring guests to one of the wonderful places of the world – and in February a winter wonderland!
Itinerary may change depending on the weather and at the discretion of our guide. There are options and we can vary snowshoeing and hiking depending on the group. Sleds can be rented and there are also opportunities to do other wintery things..
Arrival at Hotel Alpenblick by 14.00 for a short walk, a briefing about the weekend followed by dinner.
We will do full day snow shoeing on Saturday to give you a full taste of the area. Where we go will be dependent on snow fall but you can expect a great walk.
On Sunday we will leave early ( 8amish ) to have a days walk and return for departures after 4pm.