Luggage free hiking tour on the Bear Trail

Wengen - Grindelwald - Meiringen

 

On this independent hiking tour (4 or 7 nights) in the magical setting of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau region, you hike on the legendary Bärentrek (Bear Trail) over the Kleine and Grosse Scheidegg. You can choose to walk whatever stretches you like as the cable cars mean you can take short cuts which reduces your hiking time. Your luggage is transported for you from one hotel to another which enables you to admire the wonders of nature unencumbered. In the past, the trail was only passable for bears and wolves - today it is one of the most popular in Switzerland for everyone.

Your holiday price includes a Half Fare Card, giving you up to 50% discounts on the cable cars and mountain journeys mentioned.

2019 departures June-October - please call 0800 619 1200 to book

4 nights departing on a Sunday. Prices from £932pp

7 nights departing on a Saturday. Prices from £1,340pp



Day 1 - Arrive in Wengen

We arrange your travel from the UK to Wengen to suit your requirements. The Sunstar Alpine Hotel is conveniently situated in the heart of the village two minutes from the station and the Männlichen cable car. This fine hotel offers every comfort in the traditional style of an Alpine hotel. Wengen is a car-free village.

Accommodation at the Sunstar Alpine Hotel Wengen including breakfast and dinner.

Day 1 - Arrive in Wengen

We arrange your travel from the UK to Wengen to suit your requirements. The Sunstar Alpine Hotel is conveniently situated in the heart of the village two minutes from the station and the Männlichen cable car. This fine hotel offers every comfort in the traditional style of an Alpine hotel. Wengen is a car-free village.

Accommodation at the Sunstar Alpine Hotel Wengen including breakfast and dinner.

 
Day 2 - Day to explore the Jungfrau region

Spend a day in the Jungfrau Region, visit the Schilthorn and the Piz Gloria revolving restaurant or spend an incredible day at the Jungfraujoch. It's a time to enjoy the stunning scenery with views of the high Alps. Wengen is such an attractive village you may well decide to spend the day just relaxing.

Accommodation at the Sunstar Alpine Hotel Wengen including breakfast and dinner.

Day 2 - Day to explore the Jungfrau region

Spend a day in the Jungfrau Region, visit the Schilthorn and the Piz Gloria revolving restaurant or spend an incredible day at the Jungfraujoch. It's a time to enjoy the stunning scenery with views of the high Alps. Wengen is such an attractive village you may well decide to spend the day just relaxing.

Accommodation at the Sunstar Alpine Hotel Wengen including breakfast and dinner.

 
Day 3 - Hike over Kleine Scheidegg to Grindelwald

(This is day 2 on the shorter itinerary)

Hike from Wengen over the Kleine Scheidegg into the glacier village of Grindelwald where you will have a fantastic panorama of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. The hiking time depends on the route you choose. The simple route using the mountain transportation takes around 1½  hours and the more difficult route is around 5 hours.

Accommodation at the Sunstar Alpine Hotel in Grindelwald including breakfast and dinner.

Day 3 - Hike over Kleine Scheidegg to Grindelwald

(This is day 2 on the shorter itinerary)

Hike from Wengen over the Kleine Scheidegg into the glacier village of Grindelwald where you will have a fantastic panorama of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. The hiking time depends on the route you choose. The simple route using the mountain transportation takes around 1½  hours and the more difficult route is around 5 hours.

Accommodation at the Sunstar Alpine Hotel in Grindelwald including breakfast and dinner.

 
Days 4-5 - Grindelwald and the surrounding area

(This is day 3 on the shorter itinerary)

Make the most of your stay in Grindelwald by enjoying one of the many activities in the area - the First mountain has a lovely walk to Bachalpsee. Maybe visit Interlaken and take a leisurely trip on one of the lakes. Alternatively you can relax in the wellness centre in the hotel, offering well-being for body and soul.

Accommodation at the Sunstar Alpine Hotel in Grindelwald including breakfast and dinner.

Days 4-5 - Grindelwald and the surrounding area

(This is day 3 on the shorter itinerary)

Make the most of your stay in Grindelwald by enjoying one of the many activities in the area - the First mountain has a lovely walk to Bachalpsee. Maybe visit Interlaken and take a leisurely trip on one of the lakes. Alternatively you can relax in the wellness centre in the hotel, offering well-being for body and soul.

Accommodation at the Sunstar Alpine Hotel in Grindelwald including breakfast and dinner.

 
Day 6 - Hike through the unspoilt Schwarzwardalp

(This is day 4 on the shorter itinerary)

The hike from Grindelwald to Meiringen takes you over the Grosse Scheidegg. The unspoilt Schwarzwaldalp and the Rosenlaui glacier valley are unique natural wonders. Again depending on which route you choose it will take either 1 hour on the simple route or 6 hours when you take the more difficult option.

Accommodation at the Alpbach Hotel in Meiringen including dinner and breakfast.

Day 6 - Hike through the unspoilt Schwarzwardalp

(This is day 4 on the shorter itinerary)

The hike from Grindelwald to Meiringen takes you over the Grosse Scheidegg. The unspoilt Schwarzwaldalp and the Rosenlaui glacier valley are unique natural wonders. Again depending on which route you choose it will take either 1 hour on the simple route or 6 hours when you take the more difficult option.

Accommodation at the Alpbach Hotel in Meiringen including dinner and breakfast.

 
Day 7 - A day around Meiringen and the Haslital region

A whole day in the Haslital region where you can visit the fascinating Ballenberg open-air museum and the amazing Aare Gorge. There's also an opportunity to enjoy the mysteries of Sherlock Holmes who has close association with Meiringen and the nearby Reichenbach Falls.

Accommodation at the Alpbach Hotel in Meiringen including breakfast and dinner.

Day 7 - A day around Meiringen and the Haslital region

A whole day in the Haslital region where you can visit the fascinating Ballenberg open-air museum and the amazing Aare Gorge. There's also an opportunity to enjoy the mysteries of Sherlock Holmes who has close association with Meiringen and the nearby Reichenbach Falls.

Accommodation at the Alpbach Hotel in Meiringen including breakfast and dinner.

 
Day 8 - Final day

(This is day 5 of the shorter itinerary)

Final day of your hiking tour - time to travel home. If you would prefer to stay in Meiringen for extra days, or travel on to another resort in Switzerland, we can extend your holiday to suit your individual requirements.

Day 8 - Final day

(This is day 5 of the shorter itinerary)

Final day of your hiking tour - time to travel home. If you would prefer to stay in Meiringen for extra days, or travel on to another resort in Switzerland, we can extend your holiday to suit your individual requirements.

 
Your holiday price includes
  • Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow to Zurich
  • 2nd class rail travel from Zurich airport to Wengen
  • 4/7 nights half board accommodation in the 3 hotels as described sharing a twin/double room 
  • Buffet breakfast and a 4 course evening meal with a choice of main dishes
  • Luggage transport (1 item per person) as described
  • Welcome drink at the Sunstar Hotel Wengen
  • Travel details of your hiking trails as described
  • Half Fare Card, offering up to 50% discount on mountain railways and cable cars
  • 2nd class rail travel from Meiringen to Zurich airport
  • All airport taxes and security charges

Additional nights can be arranged.

Why not pre-book a Jungfrau Travel Pass which covers a multitude of mountain journeys.  

View our booking conditions here

Your holiday price includes
  • Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow to Zurich
  • 2nd class rail travel from Zurich airport to Wengen
  • 4/7 nights half board accommodation in the 3 hotels as described sharing a twin/double room 
  • Buffet breakfast and a 4 course evening meal with a choice of main dishes
  • Luggage transport (1 item per person) as described
  • Welcome drink at the Sunstar Hotel Wengen
  • Travel details of your hiking trails as described
  • Half Fare Card, offering up to 50% discount on mountain railways and cable cars
  • 2nd class rail travel from Meiringen to Zurich airport
  • All airport taxes and security charges

Additional nights can be arranged.

Why not pre-book a Jungfrau Travel Pass which covers a multitude of mountain journeys.  

View our booking conditions here

 

Route map



Scenic rail holidays

Ask us about the Swiss scenic rail journeys - a great way of combining resorts to create your own two or multi centre holiday
Glacier Express
Bernina Express
GoldenPass Line
Gotthard Panorama Express

Planning your holiday

Call 0800 619 1200
  • Decide where you would like to stay
  • Choose your scenic journeys
  • 1st or 2nd class rail travel in Switzerland
  • How many nights in each resort
  • Decide on bed & breakfast or half board
  • 3, 4 or 5 star hotel accommodation
  • Plan visits with your Half Fare Card

You may also like to consider adding a scenic river cruise at the start or end of your holiday. Please ask for details. 

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