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.

Seasons

late June to end of September with all facilities open July to August, but trails busier and prices higher; September is recommended

Centres

fly in to Geneva, Zürich or Basle - there are popular resorts at Interlaken, Grindelwald, Mürren, Lauterbrunnen and Wengen.

Difficulty

challenging mountain walking, but no technical skills needed, with several short exposed sections (most with fixed cable)

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