Your “World’s Best Hike” takes you through these authentic Alpine villages.
This is the best place to start your Swiss Alps adventure as you are now in a real authentic Swiss mountain village and an easy 2 hour train from the Zürich airport.
Engelberg is a major mountain resort, situated at 3,000 ft completely surrounded by mountain peaks.
Originally founded as a Benedictine monastery in the 12th century, the recently renovated cathedral is worth a visit. Also you can visit the Abbey’s cheese retail store where they offer free cheese-making demonstrations.
The many valley walking trails provide you a great way to get acclimated to the Swiss Alps.
Melchsee-Frutt – We are the only company offering an overnight here
This 6,300 ft elevation mountain village resort offers you that “Swiss Alps experience” you envisioned. You are nestled in between green mountain pastures, hearing brown cows with their clanging bells and a few local shops to visit offering you that real authentic Swiss Alps place experience. Now you realize why this place is only accessible via foot or cable car. Also ECHO Rails & Trails is the only company offering an overnight here. Your luggage is transported via gondola, a logistical challenge but we get your luggage to your hotel.
This world famous gateway to the Jungfrau region faces the Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau mountain peaks. The two days you spend here, provide you the time to hike the summit trails so you fully capture the awesome ambiance of this magnificent nature. A visit to the Jungfraujoch summit at 11,362 ft. places you on the Aletsch, Europe’s largest glacier. Once on top you have time to walk on the packed snow and be eye level with these mountain peaks. Your Half-Fare card provides you a reduction on the Jungfrau railway.
This 5,450 ft tucked away mountain village not only provides an eye level view of the Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau, but also presents you with an entire new mountain range of peaks.
From Mürren you continue your Swiss Alps trek, hiking on some of the most beautiful Swiss Alpine trails.
You also have time to take the gondola up to the 9,744 ft Schilthorn and enjoy one of the most awesome Swiss Alps summit views. Your Half-Fare card also provides you reductions on the cable cars and trains during your Mürren stay.