Self-Guided Hiking Tours

Switzerland | Jungfrau Loop

Hike beneath the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau peaks.

Switzerland
  • Jungfrau
  • "This trip was the coolest thing I've ever done. It was just amazing to hike in such a beautiful part of the world, passing by cows, waterfalls, and other hikers. We really enjoyed staying in smaller villages and interacting with the hotel owners. We just loved every place you chose for us to stay. The staff was very welcoming and friendly and made us feel quite at home. They answered our questions took care of our luggage needs. We felt comfortable using your company because you had the experience in a country that we did not. We had not taken such an adventurous hiking trip before and knowing that you would provide us with maps and directions was a comfort. It was also quite nice to have the accommodations and luggage transfer taken care of. And, quite frankly, the photo you have on your website for the Jungfrau Loop was so spectacular that we had to see it in person!"- Marcia Roberts
  • "Loved everything! The itinerary was wonderful. The routes were beautiful, the inns were great. The accommodations were great. We liked Hotel Victoria Ritter in Kandersteg the best - great ambience, friendly staff and gourmet dinners. They baked a wonderful birthday cake for my husband with very little notice."- Liz Blue
  • "What an amazing trip - loved every hike, every hotel!!! Thanks so much for this wonderful experience! We will be back to book another trip and will tell all of our friends!"- Diane and Matt Esecson
  • "The hikes, scenery, food accommodations were all 100 fold better that I expected or hoped. I can’t say enough about this hiking trip and accommodations. I think this was a 4 star hiking and 4 star accommodations and we kept saying on the hiking – 4 stars, baby! Best hike ever!"- M. Devane

Trip Highlights:

  • See the best highlights of the Berner Oberland in six days.
  • Hike beneath the famous peaks of the region, including the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.
  • Walk through the Lauterbrunnen valley, home to 72 waterfalls.

Moderate inn to inn hikes link the fabled villages of the Jungfrau region in this quick tour for those with other stops on their European itinerary. Starting in the the booming alpine center of Interlaken, this loop explores the Lauterbrunnen valley with its cascading waterfalls, and visits sleepy Murren, the busy alpine center of Grindelwald, beneath the impressive north face of the Eiger and the carless village of Wengen. Without crossing the high passes of the western Oberland, this tour enables hikers to enjoy the big scenery with a little less effort and in a little less time. Inns along the way include charming country inns with fluffy down comforters, a gemutlich welcome and famous Swiss hospitality.

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Trip Profile

Duration

5 nights/6 days
Hiking up to 9 miles
Ascents up to 2500 ft.

Availability

Mid June-Mid Sept.

Tour Costs

$1,990 per person double
Single (+$295)

Tour Package Includes

Custom route descriptions
Four-color topo maps
Travel instructions
Luggage transfer
Cultural information and more

Accommodations

5 nights charming country inns and first class hotels

Breakfast + Dinner

Daily

Transportation

Transportation is not included. We’ll provide custom itineraries for local transport.

Gateways

Zurich, Switzerland

Jungfrau Loop | Switzerland

Trip Itinerary

Travel by rail to Interlaken, the bustling alpine center at the gateway of the Jungfrau region. Interlaken is lively with horse drawn carriages, lake steamers, and numerous shops and restaurants. Overnight in a four star hotel in the center of town.

Ride a cog railway then hike along a ridge with unsurpassed views over the Interlaken lakes, the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau, the Wetterhorn and the remote Finsteraarhorn. Overnight in a charming country inn in Grindelwald, a bustling alpine village at the base of the famous Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau massifs. Numerous glaciers, rolling green meadows, and towering alpine peaks with their snowy summits typify the best of Swiss scenery.

A classic ramble leads over the Kleine Scheidegg, the saddle beneath the infamous Eiger Nordwand, then along wooded trails to Wengen, a carless resort perched on a bench with views of the Jungfrau and over the spectacular Lauterbrunnen valley with its sheer limestone walls and plummeting waterfalls. Overnight in a “gemutlich” three star inn with cozy, wood panelled Swiss alpine architecture and charm. The family run inn prides itself on its service, ambiance and authentic Swiss cuisine.

Enjoy a long ramble up the Lauterbrunnen valley and view the thundering falls and the vestiges of pastoral culture in this picture perfect valley before ascending to Murren, a sleepy village perched above the Lauterbrunnen valley with dramatic views of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. The timeless quality of this small village is accentuated by the absence of automobiles. Overnight in a family run three star inn in the quaint, carless village of Murren with spectacular views across the Lauterbrunnen valley.

Enjoy one of our favorite regional hikes to a remote and little visited alpine club hut with expansive views over the Jungfrau, Eiger and Lauterbrunnen valley. Return to the small and untouristy village of Wilderswil. A quiet atmosphere, many Victorian era chalets and a location at the base of a regional cog railway make Wilderswil a pleasant and convenient village base.

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