Custom Options for the Independent Hiker

Plan now for a summer self-guided adventure on the Bernese Oberland Traverse. 

Alpenwild's self-guided options for the Bernese Oberland Traverse have enabled hikers to experience this classic Alpine trek as independent travelers. Your transportation from the airport, accommodations, and most meals are pre-arranged and prepaid. You receive detailed route directions and benefit from Alpenwild's experience on the Bernese Oberland Traverse. You'll even have local phone contact with an Alpenwild representative in case of emergency.

A Scenic Trek in Europe

Each day is defined by endless waterfalls, wildflowers, lush greenery and mountain passes. You'll  hike near massive glaciers and gaze at icefalls and glistening lakes. You'll hike the Bernese Oberland Traverse through fir forests into picturesque villages where traditional inns await with delicious meals and cozy comforts.

Worry-free, Custom Hiking Tour

The Bernese Oberland Traverse is a less known hiking trail in Switzerland, but not one to disregard. It's an Alps hiking tour like no other. Our self-guided tours are really custom tours without the group. It's a prepaid vacation tailored to your interests, abilities, and budget.

Plan Ahead, Make Your Reservations Early

Space on the Bernese Oberland Traverse is limited. Space at many of the select hotels in small villages along the way is very limited. For best availability, we highly recommend planning ahead and securing your reservations as soon as possible. 

Overview Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive Lauterbrunnen

Day 2 – Lauterbrunnen Valley, Trümmelbach Falls, Gimmelwald, Mürren

Day 3 – Mürren, Rotstockhütte, Sefinenfurgge, Kiental

Day 4 – Griesalp

Day 5 – Hohtürli, Öeschinensee, Kandersteg

Day 6 – Kandersteg

Day 7 – Adelboden

Day 8 – Adelboden, Engstligenalp

Day 9 – Hahnenmoospass to Lenk

Day 10 – Lenk to Gstaad

Day 11 – Gstaad, Glacier 3000, Evening in Gstaad

Day 12 – Morning in Gstaad. Depart for return flights

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Tour Price

$3,295 USD per person, double occupancy

$599 single supplement

Reserve your place on this tour with a $500 per person deposit

Trip Dates

01 July 2021 - 15 September 2021 for 12 days

01 July 2022 - 15 September 2022 for 12 days

Or, book a private departure

Trip Highlights

  • Hike independently on a custom itinerary tailored to your skills, interests, and personal timetable.
  • Stay in hand-picked accommodations, including meals as desired, transportation, and detailed daily directions.
  • Cross historic passes with commanding views, including daily glaciers, waterfalls, and views of the highest peaks in the Alps.

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