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Hiking-Trekking agency/contact for weekend

Dear all,

Comming weekend my family is out, and I will be alone. I am thinking on driving the car to any of these nice mountains close to Basel near Interlaken, and do a weekend of hicking or trekking.

I have never done, and I do not know any route. Does any of you have any contact that would arrange the routes for me, or maybe any group I could join?

The idea would be to drive Friday late afternoon, and spend all weekend.

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Old 24.04.2011, 10:42
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Re: Hicking-Trekking agency/contact for weekend

As you tell us nothing about your experience, your equipment, your fitness or your preferences it is a little difficult to give you any concrete tips. You could spend a while looking through the links in the Hiking in Switzerland Thread.
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Mountains are still a bit cold for overnighters, I'd just go a day trip...
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Re: Hiking-Trekking agency/contact for weekend

You're going to be limited to relatively low levels at this time of year, even though it was a very light winter in terms of snowfall.

The Lauterbrunnen valley might be a good option, with lots of easy but very scenic hiking. If you start from Stechelberg (where the road and bus route end), you can walk up-valley on easy paths, passing some very spectacular waterfalls along the way. How far up you will be able to get will depend on how much residual snow there is, but you may be able to get up as far as Obersteinberg, making a circular walk of about six hours.

I suggest you have a look at the interactive hiking map and itinerary suggestions on http://www.wanderland.ch/en/welcome.cfm
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Just for the record, the site that you mention is one of the many included in the Thread I linked to. It is a great site and from there you can even check on up-to-date info on the weather.
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Just for the record, the site that you mention is one of the many included in the Thread I linked to.
Oops, apologies for the duplicate info...
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Re: Hiking-Trekking agency/contact for weekend

Thanks all for quicks answers!
Good fitness level, but firts time doing it. Is that I will have couple of free days that I just want to spend couple of days walking, relaxing, having nice views, and making some exercise.
Having long guided walks with one cheap but clean place to sleep is OK.
If you have any idea will be wellcome.
In the meantime, I will check the links!
Thanks once more
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Oops, apologies for the duplicate info...
No problem. The main reason I plug the link is that folk don't realise it is there. The various sites which are linked within it contain so much information for people new to hiking, or simply new to hiking here that it is an advantage to look through some of it BEFORE one really needs it. Even the marking of the paths here is 'new' to newcomers.

The GPS Thread, in the same sticky, has around fifty hikes that I've done with Mr L. Nothing very wild in distance or altitude gain, but pleasant day or half-day hikes with pretty well all the information one needs. Public transport if possible, parking places and restaurants are often mentioned, the terrain and the map and pictures are included so that one can see what lies ahead.
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