The awe-inspiring Jungfrau Region
The Jungfrau region is, quite simply, one of the most beautiful places on earth, and a Swiss Hiking Vacation in the Jungfrau is the vacation of a lifetime. It's a glistening mountain landscape with colliding glaciers, lush alpine meadows, moist forest trails, and hundreds of dazzling waterfalls. Most people who visit this region spend a day or two and only scratch the surface. Not you! Hiking in the Jungfrau is full of unexpected delights.
Saas-Fee, "The Pearl of the Alps"
Until the 14th century, the town of Saas was the only community in the Saas Valley. Four villages eventually arose out of Saas and of those four Saas-Fee, known locally as “The Pearl of the Alps”, is the most renowned. It's retained its traditional alpine charm, and some say it's like Zermatt was 40 year ago—not too crowded or overrun with tourists. Surrounded by thirteen 4,000 meter peaks, the car-less glacier village of Saas-Fee lies on a high plateau above the Saas Valley floor and the other three Saas communities. More than 200 miles of well maintained hiking trails are located around Saas-Fee and its sister villages in the Saas Valley.
Mürren, a car-less village, is 2,500 feet above the Lauterbrunnen Valley, the Valley of Waterfalls. This village is an ideal place for travelers who wish to enjoy the natural beauty of Switzerland. It is the highest altitude resort in the Bernese Oberland and faces a series of giant peaks. The view encompasses the Eiger, the Mönch, the Jungfrau, the Breithorn and the Gspaltenhorn range. Above Mürren are numerous peaceful alpine meadows that provide fantastic views of the north faces of the snow-capped peaks that have drawn alpinists to the region since the late 1700s.
What makes an Alpenwild Swiss Hiking Vacation right for you?
On each Alpenwild Swiss Hiking Vacation, you’ll enjoy two of the very best hiking destinations in the Alps in a small group with typically 8-10 other guests. You’ll have two guides on each trip, so hikes are more flexible and adaptable. There’s no rush—it’s ultimate flexibility—so you’ll have time to discover beautiful sites and rewarding trails.
One of the most popular features of our Swiss Hiking Vacations is that you'll be able to unpack and immerse yourself in one area to discover the best hiking, natural wonders, and the distinctive character of that area. You'll have the chance to get to know these two villages well.
We've chosen hotels specifically for their ability to delight our guests for an extended stay. They include many of the finest four-star hotels in the Alps. You'll find these hotels have great restaurants, larger rooms, and features like spas and wellness facilities, so you'll look forward to coming "back home" at the end of each day.
As we move from one village to the next at the end of the first week, we include a special event and First Class Swiss Rail or lake steamer accommodations. These unforgettable special features include excursions like the legendary Glacier Express, the Jungfraujoch “Top of Europe” experience, and Rhine Falls.
We include a full buffet breakfast daily with special inclusions like eggs to order, meats, fresh fruits and vegetables. We focus our lunch stop on one of the wonderful mountain inns or restaurants that dot the Swiss Alps. We include dinner at the hotel or at select restaurants, where you’ll be able to order a la carte.
Sounds like just what you’re looking for? Then call or email us now to reserve your place in the Swiss Alps. You’ll be able to speak with one of our guides or destination specialists—someone who’s been on the trip or has detailed experience in the destination you have in mind. They can answer your questions and make sure you’re on the trip that’s right for you.
Your Swiss Hiking Vacation Hotels
The Hotel Eiger is Mürren’s premier 4-star hotel, a run family-run destination hotel with majestic views over the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Wake up with stunning views and enjoy the alpine glow as the sun descends. Enjoy the full-service spa with swimming pool, Jacuzzi rain shower, and sauna.
Your room at the Hotel Allalin will be trimmed in rich natural wood and have superb mountain views. You’re located in the center of the pedestrian heart of Saas-Fee, close to shopping and lifts. Breakfast is a lavishly appointed buffet, while dinners are centered around an innovative six-course meal including salad bar.
Day 1 – Arrival and transfer by train to Saas-Fee nestled in the Mischabel Alps
Day 2 – Hike the trails above Saas-Fee, the Pearl of the Alps
Day 3 – Hike the trails above Saas-Fee, the Pearl of the Alps
Day 4 – Hike the trails above Saas-Fee
Day 5 – We cross under the Bernese Alps through one of the world’s longest tunnels before arriving at a lakeside to enjoy a cruise
Day 6 – Hike Grütschalp to Lobhornhütte and Isenfluh
Day 7 – Hike from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg
Day 8 – Depart Mürren
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