Guided Hike of the Jungfrau Region – on the Via Alpina #1

The Swiss Alps Jungfrau Region – The hiking trail that takes you through the “Heart of the Swiss Alps”

Experience one of the best hikes in the world: the Jungfrau region. We follow Via Alpina #1, a multi-nation trail that crosses Switzerland’s Alpine passes. This has breathtaking panoramas all at lower altitudes from 3,000 ft to 7,000 ft.

Along this trail you experience awesome breathtaking views of glaciers, dramatic mountain peaks, Sound of Music green pastures with alpine flora and fauna with cow bells often ringing in the air.

We recover each evening by staying at wonderful lodges with great meals and wonderful accomodations, with baggage magically transported for you.

ECHO Trails 8-Day Swiss Alps Jungfrau Region

● Two Hiking Options each day – tailored to your fitness and interests
● Lodging in comfortable 3-4 star hotels/lodges including Breakfasts & Dinners
● Luggage Transfers – Local Transportation
● 2-English Speaking & Experienced Guides Throughout the Hike
● Small groups
 
Engelberg
This small alpine resort is the start of your Swiss Alps adventure situated at 3,000 ft. completely surrounded by mountain peaks. The local shops are fun to stroll along and see.
From the Zurich airport it is a 2 hour train ride with an easy transfer in Lucerne.

Melchsee-Frutt
This Swiss Alps mountain village resort is only accessible via foot or cable car

Grindelwald
World famous gateway to the Jungfrau region facing the Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau mountain peaks

Mürren
A tucked away mountain village accessible only by train or cable car offers stunning views of the Swiss Alps
….With post-trip option to Zermatt & the Matterhorn


Activity Level

Is ECHO Trails for you?
Yes, if you are energetic, active, filled with the spirit of adventure and like to interact with other people.

Yes, if you like to walk at a 2 mile an hour pace with varying durations each day at mostly elevation ranges of 3,000 ft. to 7,000ft.

And finally yes, if you like to stop along the way, take pictures and look at the many assortments of alpine flowers and wildlife.

One day we will take the Jungfrau cog wheel train up to the Jungfraujoch to an elevation of 11,340 ft.
And no, you can’t make your spouse/partner run alongside.

2021 Schedule
There must be a minimum of 4 people signed up for each tour date

July 14, 2021 to July 22
Aug 25, 2021 to Sept. 3

 
Rates
Adult Standard: US $5,992* per person, based on 2 or more
Adult Standard: US $6,431* for one person

Reserve your place on this tour with a US $300 per person deposit. – balance due 90 days before the departure date

There is a 12 person trip limit so participation on a “First-Come, First-Serve” basis.

Pay on-line or via check(s) made out to ECHO Trails, LLC, 20630 Torello Lane, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022.
Contact René Welti for details @ Tel: 650-460-9107 / E-mail: echotrails@gmail.com

Includes

  • Services of an expert, English speaking, guide
  • All accommodations 8 nights in wonderful hotels and lodges with breakfast and three course dinners
  • All Ground Transportation, including Trams, Mountain Railways, Admissions per the itinerary
  • Luggage transfers every day – limit of 1 bag per person
  • First Class train ticket to the Zurich airport & Overnight at the Zurich airport Radison Blu
  • All trail expenses, lodging, and food are included

Not Included

  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Items of personal nature
  • Travel to Engelberg
  • Pre and Post Travel Options – click here to see more

Click here for Terms & Conditions


* Currency Exchange

The US$ / Swiss Franc currency exchange rates have been relatively stable over the years. However, should the currency exchange rate change more than 2% at time of the final payment, we reserve the right to add the net difference to your final amount.

2020 & 2021 – Amended Cancellation policy
With concerns about the coronavirus we have revised our cancellation to make it more flexible:

· Cancellations made before 90 days prior to departure are subject to a $200.- per person cancellation fee.

· Cancellations made 45 to 90 days prior to departure are subject to $500.- per person cancellation fee

· Cancellations made 31 to 44 days prior to departure are subject to $1,000.- per person cancellation fee

· Cancellations made within 30 days prior to departure are subject to a 100% non-refundable cancellation fee.
Swiss hotel and transportation suppliers require pre-payments and have strict non-cancellation policies.

Transportation vouchers and rail passes are bearer documents and cannot be refunded if lost or stolen.
Changes? When in Switzerland, just dial 079-813-36-10 to reach our office

Testimonials recently posted at Trip Advisor

There are soo many reasons that my husband and I loved this trip with Rene and Suzanne as our guides. The main reason: they made it magical!

 

We hiked with a small group from hotel to hotel along the Alpina 1 and they transported our luggage. This was the best glamping imaginable! Their knowledge of the trails, the region, and the accommodations made it possible for us to just show up and enjoy the scenery!

 

I loved the hiking options they made available for our group, too. The options were so well planned that even if someone chose to hike less on any day, they would still enjoy the mountains, trails and Swiss Alps. My husband found the hard to find Edelweiss on a small steep alp below the Matterhorn. And yes, the Sound of Music tracks played in my head over and over. It was the best trip ever..
Deb, California


This gives me an opportunity to write to thank you and Suzanne for the most wonderful vacation/experience we had over the past 10 days.

 

You took us to the most beautiful places and showed us the best of Alps. I can’t stop thinking about some of the peaks we explored and how we challenged ourselves to higher elevations. I now have to contend with our photos of a great trip.

 

I think the trip was very well organized, the accommodations were great and the food was excellent. Your care and generosity was exemplary. I shall live with the memories of this great trip for life.
Farhad, California


This was such a great trip where we experienced one fabulous view after another, from Engleberg to Zermatt.

 

We covered lots of ground in gondolas, trains and sometimes, buses. One of the trains even traveled through and close to the top of the Eiger and the Jungfrau.

 

Each day’s hiking was carefully planned with consideration of each group member’s capabilities. Everyone was accommodated. We hiked most days over a ten day period and Rene worked tirelessly to ensure we met all precise Swiss travel timetables and was a constant source of information of the current area and it’s history.
Susan E


5 stars! The week with Rene and Suzanne in the Alps exceeded all expectations. Beautiful weather, amazing scenery, great company and lots of happy hiking. I would love to do another trip with Echo Trails.
Jenny, New Zealand

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Booking a Tour

Click on the red “Book Now” button 1. On the right hand side, select the Date you wish to take the tour in the Date Box 2. Input the number of participants: adults & children 3. Go To the Tour Box and click on BOOK button – the payment form will open 4. Under Options: See if you qualify for Swiss Pass or Half-Card tax – Select one or Select “No Card or Pass” 5. Review the final price – make sure it is correct 6. Read our Cancellation Policy – check the Terms & Conditions Box 7. Pay with either a PayPal account or debit/credit card Once the payment has been processed, a written confirmation will be sent to your email address



2020 & 2021 – Amended Cancellation policy
With concerns about the coronavirus we have revised our cancellation to make it more flexible:

· Cancellations made before 90 days prior to departure are subject to a $200.- per person cancellation fee.

· Cancellations made 45 to 90 days prior to departure are subject to $500.- per person cancellation fee

· Cancellations made within 30 days prior to departure are subject to a 100% non-refundable cancellation fee.
Swiss hotel and transportation suppliers require pre-payments and have strict non-cancellation policies.

Transportation vouchers and rail passes are bearer documents and cannot be refunded if lost or stolen.
Changes? When in Switzerland, just dial 079-813-36-10 to reach our office

Interactive Google Map – Jungfrau Region

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