6 days
Luggage transfer
Tour type

Prepare for an extraordinary adventure through the heart of Switzerland with the Via Alpina “Bear” Trek. This trek unveils the most impressive sights the country has to offer, guiding you through glaciers, spectacular passes, and iconic Swiss landscapes.

The Bear Trek, though devoid of actual bears, pays homage to a time when only wild animals could navigate its challenging terrain. While the trail is well-maintained, this is no leisurely stroll—expect challenges that reward the adventurous spirit.



  • Glacial Wonders: Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of glaciers as you traverse the breathtaking landscapes of the Swiss Alps.
  • Iconic Peaks: Follow the footsteps of mountaineering legends, passing by the legendary peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau.
  • Alpine Rewards: Confront passes and summits that test your alpinistic skills, and relish the breathtaking panoramic views as your efforts are richly rewarded.

Embark on this unforgettable journey and let the perfect and impressive beauty of the Alps take your breath away. The Via Alpina “Bear” Trek is not just a hike; it’s a discovery of Switzerland’s alpine marvels.

Accommodation in your selected category incl. Breakfast
Daily luggage transfer
Luggage pick-up at the station (for direct arrival and departure)
Subsidy for arrival by train
Carefully elaborated route description
Travel documents (1 x per room)
Navigation app and GPS data available
Switzerland Mobility-Plus subscription for one year
Service hotline
Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
Reservation fee of CHF 20.- per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)
Journeys by post bus, mountain railways and cable cars approx. CHF 45.- with Half-Fare Card (depending on the journeys used)



Day 1: Arrival to Meiringen | Meiringen Grindelwald

Arrival to Meiringen and luggage drop-off. By bus you get up to Rosenlaui where the first hike starts. You walk up to the “Grosse Scheidegg ” from where you have a magnificent view to the mountains “Eiger, Mönch and Jung frau”.
From here you continue to Grindelwald.
Tour Data:
Distance: 4.5/14km
Up: 700m
Down: 980m
Hours: 4.5

Day 2: Grindelwald – Wengen

The trail leads up to the „Kleine Scheidegg“ and continues over a sunny high trail to the car-free holiday resort Wengen. A small path goes past the spectacular Trümmelbach waterfall down to Lauterbrunnen
Tour Data:
Distance: 5.5/17km
Up: 1’155m
Down: 915m
Hours: 5.5

Day 3: Wengen – Griesalp/Pochtenalp

Early in the morning the cable car brings you up to Mürren. In the early months of the summer there is often still snow on the alpine pass “Sefinenfurgge”. You walk past a breathtaking Alpine scenery.
Tour Data:
Distance: 7.5/22km
Up: 1315m
Down: 1415m
Hours: 7.5

Day 4: Griesalp/Pochtenalp – Kandersteg

The ascent to the Blüemlisalp is the most spectacular stage on your hiking tour. After a long and step walk up to 2’843 meters you may enjoy an excellent meal at the Swiss mountain pasture “Blüemlisalphütte”. From there the trail leads over the “Hohtürli” and glacier moraines down to Lake Öschinen. Now, Kandersteg is only a short walk away. (easy option: ride with the cable car down into the valley).
Tour Data:
Distance: 7/17km
Up: 1450m
Down: 1685m
Hours: 7

Day 5: Kandersteg – Adelboden

By cable car up to “Allmenalp” from where you hike to “Bonderchrinde”. The view on the surrounding peaks is breathtaking. Afterwards, you hike down into the valley to Adelboden.
Tour data:
Distance: 4.5/12km
Up: 835m
Down: 1220m
Hours: 4.5

Day 6: Adelboden – Lenk | Departure or extension

From the widely known village of Adelboden you walk towards the Hahnenmoospass. Wonderful views and the peak of mount Wildstrubel guide you down to the valley Simmental. You will spend one last night in the Bernese Oberland. After arriving in Lenk , luggage retrieval and departure.
Tour Data:
Distance: 4.5/14km
Up: 700m
Down: 980m
Hours: 4.5

Arrival by public transport to Meiringen. For direct arrival: Suitcases must be handed in at the luggage counter by 10 a.m. at the latest.

Departure by public transport from Lenk. For direct departure: Suitcases must be returned to the luggage counter by 5 p.m. at the latest.

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