Tour of the Jungfrau Region

10 days trekking in the Bernese Oberland

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9781852848644
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16 Mar 2018
Edition
Third
Pages
128
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17.2 x 11.6 x 0.9cm
Weight
180g

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The Tour of the Jungfrau Region is described as a clockwise circuit of 111km beginning at Schynige Platte and ending at Wilderswil. It is broken into 10 stages (with alternatives offered), through the Bernese Oberland under the Mönch, Eiger and Jungfrau. With spectacular mountain views, glaciers, lakes and ridges, it is a classic walk.

Seasons Seasons
late June to end of September with all facilities open July to August, but trails busier and prices higher; September is recommended
Centres Centres
fly in to Geneva, Zürich or Basle - there are popular resorts at Interlaken, Grindelwald, Mürren, Lauterbrunnen and Wengen.
Difficulty Difficulty
challenging mountain walking, but no technical skills needed, with several short exposed sections (most with fixed cable)
Must See Must See
views of famous Alpine peaks such as: the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau; the Lauterbrunnen Valley; the Jungrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site; glaciers such as Eigergletscher and waterfalls such as the Trümmelbach Falls; also alpine flowers.
ISBN
9781852848644
Availability
Published
Published
16 Mar 2018
Edition
Third
Pages
128
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 0.9cm
Weight
180g
  • Overview

    The Tour of the Jungfrau Region is described as a clockwise hut-to-hut circuit, beginning at Schynige Platte and ending at Wilderswil, broken into 10 stages (with a number of alternatives offered). The 111km trek takes you in a horseshoe loop through the Bernese Oberland's most spectacular mountain scenery, in the shadow of such iconic peaks as Wetterhorn, Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. In a journey of 9 to 10 days the Tour visits pastures, ridges, summits and passes, skirts exquisite mountain lakes and gazes on waterfalls, gorges and glaciers. Accommodation is both plentiful and atmospheric, and the route has lots of bad-weather alternatives.

  • Contents

    Contents
    Introduction
    The route
    Accommodation
    Suggested itineraries
    How to get there
    When to go
    Language
    Notes for walkers
    Equipment
    Recommended maps
    Safety in the mountains
    Wildlife and alpine flowers
    Using the guide
    1 Schynige Platte to Stechelberg
    Stage 1 Schynige Platte to First
    Stage 2 First to Hotel Wetterhorn
    Alternative Stage 2 First to Hotel Wetterhorn via the Gleckstein Hut
    Stage 3 Hotel Wetterhorn to Alpiglen
    Alternative Stage 3 Hotel Wetterhorn to Berghaus Bäregg
    Stage 4 Alpiglen to Kleine Scheidegg/Grindelwaldblick
    Stage 5 Kleine Scheidegg/Grindelwaldblick to Stechelberg
    Part 2 Stechelberg to Wilderswil
    Stage 6 Stechelberg to Obersteinberg
    Alternative Stage 6 Stechelberg to Obersteinberg (direct route)
    Stage 7 Obersteinberg to the Rotstock Hut
    Stage 8 Rotstock Hut to the Blumental
    Stage 9 Blumental to the Suls-Lobhorn Hut
    Stage 10 Suls-Lobhorn Hut to Wilderswil

    Appendix A Useful addresses
    Appendix B Accommodation directory
    Appendix C Language primer
    Appendix D Bibliography

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  • Reviews

    'Cicerone Press and Kev Reynolds have found a winning format that must surely entice walkers into Alpine territory.

    The Tour of the Jungfrau region does what it says. The walker is immediately uplifted into higher altitudes and commences a circuitous route with spectacular views of the Alpine giants. It’s a busy area but Kev’s latest edition suggests options to visit remoter terrain.

    The public transport system works faultlessly. Double-deckers trains, numerous rack railways and an abundance of cable cars provide the walker with possibilities to rest tired legs! Avoid the busy and expensive Junfraujoch but do visit the revolving restaurant on the summit of the Shilthorn and enjoy the cinema showing part of the James Bond movie that was filmed on the mountain!’

    (Strider - LDWA, December 2009)

    Check out the review on the following website:

    www.st-christophers.co.uk

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Kev Reynolds

A lifelong passion for the countryside in general, and mountains in particular, drives Kev's desire to share his sense of wonder and delight in the natural world through his writing, photography and lecturing.

Claiming to be The Man with the World's Best Job, he has enjoyed a fruitful partnership with Cicerone since the 1970s, producing over 50 books, including guides to five major trekking regions of Nepal, and to numerous routes in the European Alps and Pyrenees, as well as walking guides for Kent, Sussex and the Cotswolds.

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