A transfer from Interlaken West train station is included (subject to a minimum of 2 people booked on a departure in total). We will meet you there and take you to your hotel in time for dinner.
A valley path climbs through oak forest (look out for red deer) to the sleepy hamlet of Isenfluh for the first view of the Jungfrau, over 3000m of ice-clad, rocky wilderness! Walking through meadows dotted with golden hawksbeard, you reach our hotel in Murren with great views over the Eiger and Jungfrau. Walking time 6hr, distance 16km/10mi.
With its pretty pedestrian streets, and stunning views over the Big Three, Murren has inspired famous travellers for centuries. It's easy to laze the day here, or there are various walks, from a fragrant ramble in the Blumental meadow to a hike up Sefinenfurgge pass (2612m). Alternatively, take the cable car to the James Bond revolving restaurant on the Schilthorn for views over Germany, Italy and Switzerland.
A long descent past cows munching green meadows (they still cut hay with scythes here) into the Lauterbrunnen valley and the Trummelbach falls, an amazing 'corkscrew' waterfall thundering inside the mountain. Ascending past the Monch, choked with rock and ice, takes you past Agnes and Willi's farm. Why not stop for a cool drink under the shadow of the Jungfrau before arriving in Wengen? Walking time 6hr, distance 18km/11mi.
You could relax savouring the view over Lauterbrunnen valley from the hotel terrace complete with whirlpool bath (pay locally), but it's a shame not to take Europe's highest railway to the icebound Jungfraujoch (3454m), for a panorama over the Great Aletsch glacier, Germany's Black Forest and the Italian Alps. Alternatively take the Bira cable car for 360o view over the whole region.
Today's walk over the Kleine Scheidegg Pass follows the footsteps of Goethe, Byron and Tchaikovsky. The ascent enjoys views over the ice walls of the Monch. After lunch, you descend in the shadow of the Eiger's sheer north face - stunning views all round. Walking time 6hrs, distance 18km/11mi.
The most exciting option is to take the cable car to Pfingstegg from where you'll enjoy the most spectacular views of the Grindelwald Valley. You then follow a path hewn out of pink, purple and green marble to the sun trap restaurant terrace at Baregg, an oasis of green in the lower of Grindelwald's twin glaciers. A good chance of spotting ibex on the slopes and golden eagles circling overhead.
By gondola to the start of the one of the Alp's most panoramic walks. First stop, Bachsee Lake, then a climb through rocky high-mountains bright with saxifrage to the Faulhorn (2680m), and a heart-lifting panorama over the Bernese Oberland. After lunch in the restaurant, you descend through grassy marmot country to the railway station at Schynige Platte (2067m) to arrive in Wilderswil and your hotel in the timber-clad houses of the old town. Walking time 5hr, distance 16km/10mi or walking time 6hr, distance 18km/10mi.
The tour ends here after breakfast. A transfer back to Interlaken West train station is included (subject to a minimum of 2 people booked on a departure in total) for those who are travelling by rail.