This self-guided hiking trip crosses three linguistic and cultural borders and allows you to explore two of the most beautiful areas of Switzerland: Wengen in the Bernese Oberland, and Pontresina in Grissons. Those who have vacationed in the Wengen area describe the addictive quality of hikes based in and near this car-free village high on a hillside beneath the imposing trio of the Jungfrau, Eiger and Monch mountains. In recognition of this incredible beauty, the area, including Switzerland’s Aletsch Glacier, has been designated a World Heritage Site. Midway through the trip you’ll ride the justly famous Glacier Express across the Swiss Alps to Pontresina and the Engadine Valley in the canton of Grissons near the Lake District of Italy to the south, and Tirol in Austria. Four major passes lead up to this high alpine valley, which runs for 60 miles along a southern terrace of the Alps and has blue skies for over 300 days a year. The Engadine combines crisp, dry air, forests, lakes and glaciated peaks. This high-alpine area is famous for its flora and fauna, and superb views. This adventure is a big hit with all ages, including kids and adults. Also available on a guided basis. Full details are posted at http://www.bredeson.com/switzerland.
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