HIKING AT HASLITAL
IN THE HEARTH OF SWISS ALPS
weekly programs Saturday/Saturday
from June 16th to October 13th, 2018
Saturday - MEIRINGEN
Arrival to Meiringen. Meeting with the guide. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Sunday – MEIRINGEN – ALPBACH CANYON – REUTI – AARE CANYON - MEIRINGEN
Halfboard in the hotel. Our first day of hiking will bring us to the Canyon of the Alpbach, the torrent flowing in front of the hotel after collecting the waters of the Hasliberg.
We will continue to Reuti, at 1070 meters, looking the wonderful panorama of Wetterhorn group. Once arrived to the 1377 meters, we will start to descend to Innertkirchen, from where we will walk along the Aar River, through the awesome Canyon, arriving Meiringen at the afternoon.
At the evening, we walk in the village of Meiringen and will meet Mr. Sherlock Holmes, and visit the Sherlock Holmes Museum, where it has been recreated the room of Baker Street, with the details given in the histories by Mr. Conan Doyle.
Hiking day details: Km. 17, around 6 hours. Height difference 750 meters in 6,5 Kms. Descend slope 750 meters in 6,5 Km. Flat 4 Km. at the end of the hike. Departing and arrival altitude 620 meters.
Monday - MEIRINGEN – ROSENLAUI VALLEY– MEIRINGEN
Halfboard in the hotel. In the morning we will go to the Reichenbach Falls in a centenary Funicular Railway, where Conan Doyle placed the fight of Mr. Sherlock Holmes with Moriarty (May 4th 1891) in The Final Act.
In this point will start our hike to Hochmoor, the highest european Moor (1848 meter), arriving to 1962 meters altitude in front of the imposing wall of Wetterhorn and arrive to the old sawmill of Scharzwaldalp.
We will walk to the Glaciar Canyon, and once visited back to the Reichenbach Falls, and to Meiringen with the funicular.
Hiking day details: Kms 15, around 6 hours, Departure and arrival altitude 840 meters. Hightest altitude 1962 meters. Height difference 1122 meter in 6,5 Kms. and descend slope in 8,5 Kms.
Tuesday – MEIRINGEN – PLANPLATTEN – HORIZON TRAIL – ENGSTLENALP - MEIRINGEN
Halfboard in the hotel. In the morning we will come back to Reuti where we will strt our hike to Planplatten at 2245 meters, with the scenic view of the Sustenhorn group. In a 360º scenario we can see 401 ridges over 3000 meters.
We will follow the Horizon Trail, flat in the first Kms. and descend to Engstenalp, in a very nice place beside the Lake of Engsten, seeing the Rigi Mountain. The hotel car will take us to go back to Meiringen during the afternoon.
Hiking day details: 15 Km, around 6 hours. Departure altitude 1070 meter, Highest altitude 2245 meter, Arrival altitude 1850 meter. Height difference 1170 meter in 6 Km., total climb gradient 1300 meter. Descend slope 470 meter in 5 Km. Horizon Trail is flat.
Wednesday – MEIRINGEN – TALLI – MEIRINGEN
Halfboard in the hotel. Today we will come back to the Gental Valley (Engstenalp) where we will hike on the south trails which will bring us to the Sätteli,
the mountain hut of Tälli, arriving in the afternoon at the nice village of Gadmen, from where we will come back to Meiringen.
Hiking day details: 13 Km, around 5 hours. Departure altitude Altitude 1850 meter – Highest altitude 2150 meter – Arrival Altitude: 1205 meter. Height difference 316 meter in 5 Km. Descent slope 970 meter in 8 Km.
Thursday – MEIRINGEN – TRIFFTBRUECKE – MEIRINGEN
Halfboard in the hotel. Today we will go to one of the highlights the regio, the bridge of Trift. We will go with car to the Gadmen Valley, and take the Cablecar to Trift station, from where we will start our hike and in one and half hour arrive to the bridge, where we will see the glaciar and the lake, from 80 meter hanging bridge to the soil. We will come back to the station, hiking to the valley and coming back to the hotel in the afternoon.
Hiking day details: 12 Km, around 5 1/2 hours. Departure altitude Altitude 1360 meter – Highest altitude 1880 meter – Arrival Altitude: 970 meter. Height difference 650 meter in 5 Km. Descent slope 910 meter in 7 Km.
Friday – MEIRINGEN – RHONE GLACIER – GRIMSEL – OBERAAR - MEIRINGEN
Halfboard in the hotel. Today we will entry in the Valais Kanton to arrive to the Belvedere in the Furka Pass. There we will go in the Ice Grotto in the Glacier with the surprising blue colour of the ice.
We will come back to the Grimsel Pass for our last hiking program in the Oberaar Lake, where the Aar river, the one which goes through the Haslital Valley and afterwards to Bern, is born. Our hike program will bring us to the Sidelhorn at 2765 meter and from the mountain hut of Oberaar, we will hike along the Lake to the Glacier of the Oberaar coming back to the hut.
From there we will come back to Meiringen in a car or coach, and we will have free time in the evening for the usual shopping of chocolates and souvenirs.
Hiking day details: 15 Km, around 7 hours. Departure altitude Altitude 2165 meter – Highest altitude 2765 meter – Arrival Altitude: 2338 meter. Height difference 610 meter in 5 Km. Descent slope 400 meter in 3 Km. Flat 7,5 Km. Along the Lake.
Saturday – MEIRINGEN
Breakfast in the hotel.
Price per person in double or triple occupancy € 1095.-
Single room occupancy supplement € 210 .—
The price includes:
7 nights, including halfboard at Das Hotel Sherlock Holmes, three stars hotel.
Guide for the hiking tours.
Entries to the Canyon of the Aar, Canyon of the Glacier, Ice Grotto at the Rhone Glacier
All transports, funiculars, cable cars, coaches or private services denoted in the program.
The price does not include:
Any drinks during meals.
Any service not denoted as included in the program.
In order to do the program with a guide in needed the inscription of 6 persons in the departure date requested. If this minimal number is not reached, it will be given to the participants the necessary information in order to follow the program individually. If meteorological reasons don't permit to do any one of the hiking tour, the guide will prepare alternative excursions (like visit to city's like Bern or Luzern) to enjoy the day.
from/to Zurich airport, per way: 1/3 seats 195.- €; 4/5 seats 270.- €; 6/8 seats 390.- €
from/to Basel airport, per way: 1/3 seats 250.- €; 4/5 seats 325.- €; 6/8 seats 445.- €