Walking in the Bernese Oberland
Over 100 walking routes
By Kev Reynolds
This walking guidebook to the Bernese Oberland describes 113 day walks. Routes range from 2 to 24km and offer breathtaking scenery of the classic Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains, around Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, Gsteig and Meiringen. There are routes suitable for all abilities from short flat walks to adventurous treks.
SeasonsMay to end September is the best weather (but watch out for summer thunderstorms); huts manned in summer months
CentresGrindelwald, Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, Mürren, Adelboden and Kandersteg
DifficultyRange from walks suitable for families to strenuous routes with scrambling. All walks graded in the guide. Good waymarking.
Must SeeViews of the Bernese Alps, the Jungfrau, Eiger, Mönch and others; walks to the Schreckhorn and Rottal huts; Schynige Platte to First; Trümmelbach Falls
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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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