Base Villages
Base Village: Grindelwald

Grindelwald

Glacier Village –

Tucked in a green valley at 3,458 feet, Grindelwald rests below one of Switzerland’s most emblematic sights, the Jungfrau massif, comprised of the namesake summit alongside the Eiger and Mönch, each cresting above 13,000 feet. These peaks, along with the Wetterhorn, provide a commanding mountainscape. It’s the reason why Grindelwald has become one of the most popular winter holiday destinations in the Bernese Alps. The town also claims the Alps’ first cable railway, built on the Wetterhorn in 1908, and the Top of Europe remains Europe’s highest railway station.

Less crowded in the summer, the area boasts 300 km (186 mi) of trails. Alpine Adventures Trails Tours offers a memorable hike from Grindelwald to Mountain Lodge Faulhorn, Europe’s highest hotel at 8,796 feet when it opened in 1832. The rustic lodge is only accessible via foot and takes 2.5 hours to reach, but the 360-degree panoramic views over lakes Thun and Brienz, with the snow-capped peaks of the Jungfrau massif beyond, are worth the trek.

After this rewarding hike and others of equal grandeur, guests enjoy sitting on the hotel deck watching the setting sun illuminate the Eiger and rolling Grindelwald valley at its base.

Would you like to visit?

We offer awe-inspiring hiking tours that explore
the natural wonders of this area.

All trips have one guide per six guests with a maximum group size of 18. Three levels of hiking are offered each day. Trips have built in free-day(s) to explore on your own. Using your Swiss Pass that is included with your vacation package you can also make any day a free-day if you wish a rest from hiking. The pass covers trains, buses, boats, cable-cars, streetcars and entrance into museums. A day visit to Lucerne, Bern, Interlaken, St. Moritz or Montreux or many other interesting towns is quite simple using your Swiss Pass.

Grindelwald, Switzerland

Hotel: Hotel Kirchbühl
Altitude: 1,034 m (3,392 ft)
Population: 3,809
Area: 171 sq km (66 sq mi)
Canton: Bern
Latitude: 46° 37′ 0″ N
Longitude: 8° 3′ 0″ E


TOURS VISITING THIS VILLAGE

TOUR 4: Hiker’s Dream Trip / Summer

July 23 - August 3, 2017 – 11 Nights

Base Villages: Saas-FeeKandersteg, & Grindelwald Switzerland

With this 11-night excursion, you hike beneath the towering peaks of the Michabelle mountian range that runs between Saas-Fee and Zermatt and get to hike the east and west sides of the Berner Oberland famed for glacial carved valleys and towering snow capped peaks.  From... Read More