Bernese Oberland

Summary

The Bernese Oberland is one of the most spectacular regions of the Swiss Alps. Part of the Jungfrau-Aletsch World Heritage area, it includes the iconic Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau peaks. Winding through the mountains and pastures are hundreds of miles of great trail running.

The region includes a number of picturesque villages, including Wengen, Mürren, Kandersteg, and the famed mountain resort of Grindelwald. Bags can be easily transported through this region, making for endless trail running opportunities.

Along the way, there are great day-run possibilities. Trail run to the working alpine farm of Obersteinberg, through the steep-walled Lauterbrunnen Valley, or under the north wall of the Eiger. There are plenty of day-off opportunities, too—notably a trip on the train through the Eiger to the snowy mountain-top Junfraujoch station, or a visit to car-free Mürren.

In recent years, the addition of the five Eiger Ultra trail races have focused attention on the great trail running available in the Bernese Oberland. Interested in taking part? Run the Alps has a limited number of entries available. Contact us for details.

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Self-Guided Tour FAQ

Our self-guided tours are available in some of the best trail running areas the Alps have to offer. When you sign up to run in one of the regions below, your trip will be planned in detail. Each self-guided tour includes the following components:

*In-country rail, bus and shuttle travel

*Three-star hotel and mountain hut bookings

*Thorough travel instructions, regional information, our Guide to Trail Running in the Alps, and detailed run descriptions printed on durable, waterproof paper, complete with a run profile, time estimates, bail-out options, emergency numbers, and a map. See a sample.

Typical pricing is $2,500 for a six-night, seven-day tour, and $2,190 per person when sharing a double. Since tour planning time and materials are the same regardless of trip length, cost for shorter trips are not reduced proportionally. Typical pricing for a four-night trip is $2,090, and $1,890 for three nights.

As we work with you to develop your self-guided itinerary, consider adding one of the many great Alp trail races into your plans. Please contact us to discuss trail race options and timing.

No matter where you are, on every self-guided trip, if a serious problem arises, Run the Alps and our booking partners at Alpinehikers are just a phone call away.