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Alpine Pass Route Weekend
Self-guided trekking holiday

+ Three trek days in the Bernese Oberland
+ Moderate, grassier cols of the Alpine Pass Route
+ Link famous resorts Grindelwald, Wengen and Murren

Latest news October 2017
Booking is open for 2018! Please ask us any questions; thank you.

The Alpine Pass Route crosses Switzerland from East to West, from Sargans to Montreux. On this Weekend trip we take 3 days to cover the central 3 stages in the Bernese Oberland, passing under the Eiger, Jungfrau and Monch.

While the distances on the first two stages are substantial, the waling is quite quick and the passes are gentle. These are slightly lower, grassier (as opposed to rocky) passes compared to Alpine Pass Route stages either side. Our third day is the inverse, first dropping to the valley at Lauterbrunnen to climb back up to Mürren. The car-free village of Mürren is special for its sunny shelf, loftily in the mountains, and – apart from our footpath – reached only by cable car and mini-train.

We take the normal routing of the Alpine Pass Route as well as giving some options for easier or more scenic paths.

This being a self-guided holiday, you're free to complete the walks as you choose: we arrange everything for you, including booking accommodation and providing you with our detailed routecards for the walking, and then it's up to you to carry out the walks yourself.

We book your accommodation in a comfortable mix of Swiss hotels and auberges.

Map showing the route of Alpine Exploratory's Alpine Pass Route Weekend self-guided walking holiday


The Alpine Pass Route allows a few variations, as follows.

Take 4 stages
Add a 4th stage to walk above Meiringen, using the cable car to make a super daywalk and return to Meiringen for a second night. Then set off on our 3-stage trek.

Different section for harder cols
If you prefer to cross more challenging cols, then please ask us about a different 3-stage trek from Murren to Adelboden. This crosses the 3 hardest of Alpine Pass Route cols.

The train to the Jungfrau
We walk over Kleine Scheidegg, the bustling train interchange under the Eiger. Add a second night in either Grindelwald or Wengen to leave a day for the train ride.

Key information Summer 2018


Classic mix (hotels & auberges)
£580 per person (£120 single supp)
Alpine Pass Route Weekend (Self-guided)

Comfy mix (hotels & auberges)
£650 per person (£140 single supp)
Alpine Pass Route Weekend (Self-guided)

We take 3 stages as the norm; please ask us for a shorter or longer trip

3 days' trekking
Swiss Alps
 Grade (Explained)
Starting in Meiringen
Ending in Murren
Typical walk 16.5km, 1,170m ascent
Highest altitude 2,061m

Research 2017
July 2017 (Simon

The North Face of the Eiger from a barn on the way to Kleine Scheidegg
The North Face of the Eiger

4 nights, staying in:
3- and 4-star hotels (4)

Accommodation and itinerary
Expert and unlimited advice
Routecards APR9-11 of the Exploratory system Swiss topo maps
Our detailed notes

Season for self-guided treks
22 July to 16 September 2018
22 July to 15 September 2019 (TBC 1 Oct 2018)
Trek on your ideal dates

Evening light in Murren
Evening light in Murren

Baggage transfer
Let us move your bags between stops. Please contact us for a price

The Alpine Pass Route in the Alps

Map of the Alpine Pass Route within the Alps

How hard is the route?


This trip fits our Red3 grade.

Find out more

Holiday Notes - our full trip dossier (PDF)
A guide to the trek - our background page
About our walking holidays - general FAQs
Contact us - please ask us any questions

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