VF5 Bernese Oberland Traverse

with Via Ferratas Self Guided

GO do via ferratas in Swizterland

GO experience the Alps · GO live your bucket list · GO where your colleagues can't find you


  • GO hike Switzerland's premier long-distance hiking tour with views of some of the most famous mountains in Switzerland, such as the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau

  • GO add 3 thrilling via ferratas, including one directly alongside the famous Eiger North Face

  • GO hike with the option to supplement elevation gain using lifts and trains, including an optional side trip to the Jungfraujoch, also known as the Top of Europe (not included)​


The Bernese Oberland Traverse is the classic Swiss experience. Traverse some of the most majestic terrain the Alps have to offer, enjoying the famous villages of Grindelwald, Wengen, Lauterbrunnen and Murren along the way. Along the way, sprinkle in some of the most exhilarating via ferratas the Alps have to offer, including a via ferrata that travels directly alongside the Eiger North Face. The availability of supplemental transportation options, such as lifts and trains, on the first 4 days of the tour, allows adventurers the flexibility to spend time in the villages, at main attractions, and on the trail as they like (not included).

This tour is ideal for those who want to take in some culture and visit some main attractions. While the Bernese Oberland Experience is loaded with natural beauty, the first part of the tour is also loaded with tourists.


7 days


July to August


Geneva or Zurich, Switzerland

Physical Condition

Technical Difficulty

Skills & Experience Required

-General hiking and navigation skills

-Alpine hiking experience

-Comfort with exposure

-Via Ferrata difficulty up to C/D (Schall Scale)

-It is possible to encounter snowfields on this route

Responsible Travel Score

10/15 Responsible Traveler

Responsible Travel Scorecard

Safety Briefing

Only 20% payment due

at the time of booking!

Self guidedVia ferrata in Switzerland
Views on the Bernese Oberland Traver
Bernese Oberland Hike
Murren Via Ferrata self guided
Bernese Oberland traverse

Bernese Oberland

Map and Elevation Profile

Bernese Oberland map and elevation profile

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Choose your own dates

Choose your own pace

Choose your own hiking buddies

Bernese Oberland  with Via Ferratas


Bernese Oberland Cinema

Via Ferrata Cinema

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Included in all packages

  • Exclusive access to tours in a navigation app, even when offline

  • Personalized eGuidebook containing maps, daily itinerary, accommodation information and more

  • GPX File

  • Carbon offsetting for your tour (1 metric ton per customer)

  • Optional Airport to Airport full service booking

  • Booking and logistics assistance during your tour

  • Unlimited time spent answering your questions

  • Peace of mind by leaving the planning and booking to local experts

  • More time for the important things in life 

*Last-minute booking fees apply when booked less than two months in advance:

Within 2 months of tour start date: 50€ per person

Within 1 month of tour start date: 100€ per person

**The term "room" at a mountain hut varies greatly from hut to hut. These are often shared rooms that are smaller than the dormitories. Rooms book quickly at the huts. When there is no availability, you may end up in the dormitory.


Airport to Airport Package from Zurich/Geneva Public

+2 days


  • 2 nights 3-star hotel in Zurich/Geneva

  • All transportation between airport, hotel and trailhead (public transportation)

Airport to Airport Package from

Zurich/Geneva Private

+2 days


  • 2 nights 3-star hotel in Zurich/Geneva

  • All transportation between airport, hotel and trailhead (private transportation)

This add-on lowers the Responsible Travel Score from 10 to 7 points

Airport to Airport Package from

Zurich/Geneva Luxury

+2 days


  • 2 nights 4-star hotel in Zurich/Geneva

  • All transportation between airport, hotel and trailhead (private transportation)

This add-on lowers the Responsible Travel Score from 10 to 5 points

Via Ferrata Set Rental 


  • Plus the cost of return shipping

All prices are per person

*Private transportation packages require a minimum of double occupancy

Not included

  • Paper map

  • Emergency response and rescue

  • Flights

  • Beverages

  • Any meals not specified

  • Sheets at mountain huts (a sleeping bag liner or travel sheet is required: read more)

  • Fees for any additional transportation used during the hiking tour, such as lifts, gondolas, and buses

  • Some accommodations charge tourist or city taxes that must be paid on site. These rarely exceed 2€ per person per night