Bernese Oberland


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.

High above the Lauterbrunnen valley (Photo: Run the Alps).

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

When you sign up for a Run the Alps self-guided tour, your trip will be planned in detail.

Each self-guided tour includes the following components:

*Three-star hotel and mountain hut bookings.

*Dinners each night.

*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 of the detailed ‘Overview’ section.

Our typical Bernese Oberland self-guided tour is 7 days, 6 nights.

Typical pricing is $2,980/person. Includes baggage transfers. Pricing assumes double occupancy. $450 additional for single supplement.

Our Bernese Oberland self-guided trip can start as early as June 15th and as late as September 20th.

Since tour planning time and materials are the same regardless of trip length, cost for shorter trips are not reduced proportionally.

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 is just a phone call away.

Terms and Conditions: Read up on Run the Alps’ Terms and Conditions, Covid-19 policy, and travel insurance.

For unique trail running clothing, visit Run the Alps partners, Insane Inside.