Tour of the Jungfrau Region
10 days trekking in the Bernese Oberland
By Kev Reynolds
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.
Seasonslate June to end of September with all facilities open July to August, but trails busier and prices higher; September is recommended
Centresfly in to Geneva, Zürich or Basle - there are popular resorts at Interlaken, Grindelwald, Mürren, Lauterbrunnen and Wengen.
Difficultychallenging mountain walking, but no technical skills needed, with several short exposed sections (most with fixed cable)
Must Seeviews 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.
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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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