Summit happiness on the Via Alpina - Pioneers in Switzerland

Hiking Collection by MySwitzerland

The Pioneers are the heart of komoot, they share the most beautiful places with the community by their first-class highlights and high-quality pictures. Through their passion for sports, the Pioneers are a source of inspiration for other users. And that's exactly the goal of this program: to make you want to go out on an adventure and share it. Together, discovery tours are even more fun. Beautiful photos, helpful comments and breathtaking tours will also make you a Pioneer: Your reward is not only the recognition of the other users, but as a thank you you will also be invited to an unforgettable Pioneer trip. In this collection you'll get to know the four Pioneers Söhni, Robi, Andrea and UdoS. We've invited them to a long hiking weekend in Switzerland to explore the dreamlike mountain world of the Bernese Alps.

Be inspired by the trip of the four Pioneers: Pack your hiking boots and simply follow the three-day tour. The area around the legendary Eiger and the Jungfraujoch is one of the most spectacular sections of the Via Alpina – a varied long-distance hiking trail through the Alps connecting Vaduz with Montreux. The first two stages follow exactly this route, on the third day it descends to Reichenbach. You will experience gentle alpine pastures, spectacular peaks and rustic mountain huts.

The magnificent mountain world of the Swiss Alps seems inaccessible to you? Not at all, because both the starting point Grindelwald and the destination Reichenbach can be reached by train. For example, the journey from Reichenbach to Bern takes only 40 minutes and Grindelwald can be reached in one and a half hours. You can find more information about the connections at:

In addition, this multi-day hike can be perfectly combined with a visit to the fantastic Lake Thun or the deep blue Lake Brienz and thus extended to a varied holiday week. Your hiking adventure in Switzerland is already waiting for you! And don't forget to create fantastic photos and unique highlights so that you too can soon enjoy a Pioneer trip.

Here you can find the komoot profiles of our four hiking enthusiasts. Maybe you'd like to follow them?

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Tours & Highlights

    10.4 mi
    1.8 mph
    3,625 ft
    2,825 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    From Grindelwald it goes over passes and through valleys to Reichenbach. The first night you spend in Wengen, which is only accessible by train or on foot. The idyllic Griesalp is the stage destination of the second day.Let's start at the train station in Grindelwald, from where you take a course on the fantastic mountains. The trail leads steadily uphill and impresses with its proximity to the mighty rock and ice of the Eiger North Face. You follow the Romantikweg over the gentle alpine pastures, where cows graze cuddly. Again and again you cross smaller mountain streams that lead crystal clear water and are perfect for a cool foot bath.The highest point of the first day you reach on the Kleine Scheidegg. A deep blue lake and nostalgic Alpine hotels provide a magnificent backdrop. The Mendelssohnweg takes you to Allmend. In the local inn you can take a break and enjoy the view.The town of Wengen is your destination today - a car-free mountain village, which impresses with its fabulous location. Wengen is a popular summer and winter resort and offers a good selection of accommodation and restaurants.

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    16.1 mi
    1.4 mph
    6,300 ft
    5,775 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    After a delicious breakfast you start on the second day from Wengen from the southwest. The Via Alpina leads you down into the Lauterbrunnen Valley, on the way you will be rewarded with spectacular views of steep cliffs and rushing waterfalls. From Lauterbrunnen it goes back up again: the path winds alternately through colorful alpine meadows and quiet forest. Where in winter skiers waggle over the slopes, you can now enjoy the beautiful landscape.The quaint town of Mürren with its wooden houses and fine cafes is ideal for a rest. About Spielbodenalp it goes on to Rotstockhütte. The stone hut with the red shutters can be seen from afar and because of the delicious dishes a popular hiking destination.On the way to Griesalp you cross the mountain pass Sefinenfurgge. Here the alpine meadows turn into a boulder field. The path is secured in some places by ropes and the descent you master over a wooden staircase. The panorama from the 2,612 meter high summit is unique. The last six kilometers you follow a curved path down to Griesalp, your stage destination. You can find information about the hotels there:

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  • Intermediate
    8.45 mi
    2.0 mph
    725 ft
    3,075 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The third stage starts with a magnificent view of the high alpine Griesalp. The slopes of Christihubel, Tame Andrist and Aabenberg surround you. The third day is the most relaxing of this multi-day tour, most of the time you will gently walk downhill.The element of water accompanies you as far as Reichenau: the Gornerwasser seeks its way through the beautiful nature and forms in some places extensive ramifications and small lakes. The gravel banks on the banks of the stream are suitable for a foot bath.Halfway you reach the mountain village Kiental. In the local bakery you can fortify yourself with a piece of cake and a cup of coffee. Afterwards, you will hike through forests and across meadows to Reichenbach, surrounded by impressive mountain scenery. There you can stop at one of the restaurants at the end of your long hiking weekend and then relax on the train.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
  • Distance
    34.9 mi
  • Duration
    21:23 h
  • Elevation
    10,675 ft