Hiking Tour Belle Epoque

Extraordinary hiking week

The heyday of alpine tourism

Your Belle Epoque hiking week

During the Tour Belle Epoque you will hike the heart of the Jungfrau region and experience its diversity in the countryside. Make a journey through time to the heyday of alpine tourism and spend the nights in four selected Belle Epoque mountain hotels.

On request, the tour can be combined with a paragliding flight or a visit to the Jungfraujoch.

Your hike

The “Belle Epoque” hike takes you through the very different landscapes of the Hasli, Rosenlaui, Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen valleys.

On three daytrips between 5 and 7 hours, you will hike through flowered alpine pastures, a colorful moor and along impressive waterfalls. You cross high alpine scree fields and experience the Eiger North Face first hand.

All paths are well marked as a mountain trail with the well-known white-red-white symbol.

Price: from 1089, – Euro per person in a double room

your program

Day 1 – Arrival

Arriving in Interlaken you park your car in the hotel’s own parking lot. Your holiday begins with a relaxing one-hour ride boat Trip. The course ship brings you to the hotel dock in Giessbach See. From there, the historical funicular railway takes you to the terrace of the Grandhotel Giessbach in 5 minutes.

Get your room and enjoy the indescribable view of Lake Brienz before the chef asks for a fine dinner.

Day 2 – Giessbach -> Rosenlaui

After a hearty breakfast, you start your first leg towards Rosenlaui.

A taxi will take you to the start of the tour on the Axalp. First you pass the Axalpstübli and follow the Schnitzlerweg with its numerous wooden figures until you leave the path and after about three hours you reach the Alp Kaltenbrunnen via a unique high moor. The Wetterhorn appears majestically in front of you. From here, the route leads you via Rufenen to the Hotel Rosenlaui.

Duration: approx. 5 hours walking time.

Day 3 – Rosenlaui ->  Kleine Scheidegg

Today, your hike first leads you to the Große Scheidegg, whose crossing was a highlight of every trip to Switzerland in the 18th century already. In front of you is Grindelwald and the Eiger North Face. With the Postbus you take a shortcut for the descent to Grindelwald. Perhaps you treat yourself to a little refreshment on one of the beautiful panoramic terraces of the hotels, because now you will discover the Eiger Trail. At close range you will experience the Eiger North Face, and take a walk into the direction of the Eiger Glacier and Kleine Scheidegg. After this exhausting day you can look forward to the noble coziness and exquisite food at the Grandhotel Bellevue des Alpes.

Duration: approx. 6.5 hours walking time

Day 4 – Kleine Scheidegg -> Lauterbrunnen

A broad hiking trail leads you to Männlichen summit in about 1,5h. Here you can enjoy a stunning 360-degree panorama of Grindelwald, the Lauterbrunnen valley and Lake Thun. Continue along the Gemsenweg steeply downhill to Wengen. Take your time for a break and stroll through the charming, car-free mountain village or relax on the terrace of the Hotel Caprice.

From there, the trail continues over numerous serpentines through a shady mountain forest to Lauterbrunnen.

Here your taxi awaits you and brings you to your today’s hotel, the Grandhotel Victoria – Jungfrau. Maybe treat your tired muscles with a soothing massage.

Duration: approx. 5 hours walking time

Day 5 – departure

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the Victoria Jungfrau and start the day of your departure.

Do you still have time for a stroll through the old town of Interlaken before the concierge takes care of the transfer to your car?

Have a good ride!

your hotels

Grandhotel Giessbach

At the Grandhotel Giessbach you can expect romance and nostalgia in harmony with comfort and enjoyment. Like a hundred years ago, the hotel sits enthroned at the Giessbach Falls with an incomparable view of Lake Brienz.

Feel at home in one of the charming rooms furnished with original restored furniture from the turn of the century and be amazed by the creations of the kitchen team led by chef Tobias Hanne.

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Rosenlaui

Surrounded by the wild and romantic landscape of the Rosenlaui valley, Hotel Rosenlaui, where guests have been accommodated since 1771, is located at the entrance to the Rosenlaui gorge.

The hotel was renovated little by little and has nostalgic double rooms without running water today (toilet and shower on the floor).

In the evening, chef and hotel owner Andreas Kehrli awaits you with a 4-course meal in the venerable salle à manger.

Grandhotel Bellevue des Alpes

The Hotel Bellevue des Alpes is one of the few surviving grand hotels of the 19th century. At the foot of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, the historically important house lies at an altitude of 2070m and is still managed by Silvia and Andreas von Almen as a family business.

In the Bellevue des Alpes you will not find any rooms with TV or a modern SPA, but an authentic grand hotel renovated with a sure hand, as it probably only exists in Switzerland.

Look forward to lovingly designed rooms, exquisite cuisine and a breakfast at the foot of the Eiger North Face.

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VICTORIA – JUNGFRAU Grandhotel & Spa

The luxurious VICTORIA – JUNGFRAU Grandhotel & Spa is located in the center of Interlaken, overlooking the Jungfrau massif. The hotel is the end of your Belle Epoque tour. The 5,500 squaremeters Victoria Jungfrau Spa offers all the possibilities to forget the hardships of the hike. Enjoy the exquisite Mediterranean or regional cuisine.

Relax in one of the classy and stylish rooms, from the double room to the duplex suite.

services included

The following services are included in the package price:

  • One night with half board at the Grandhotel Giessbach

  • One night with half board at Hotel Rosenlaui

  • One night with half board at the Grandhotel Bellevue des Alpes

  • One night half board at Grandhotel Victoria – Jungfrau

  • Taxi transfers at the beginning and end of the tour

  • 3x Hiking package including directions and picnic

You can add these services:

  • Trip to the Jungfraujoch

  • paragliding flight

  • Trottibike trip

Questions?

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