Every year, my wife and I have the same conversation: where shall we go on holiday? We usually have very different ideas, but conversation always turns to our bucket list of ultimate destinations: Machu Picchu? Trekking in Nepal? Sailing in the Mediterranean? These are, by nature, very expensive, and remain ‘on the list’ for that reason. But we always decide on something a little different, unafraid to explore independently for a few days. We’re also ‘walkers’, always have been and hopefully always will be. So this year was the turn of the Swiss Alps, and Inntravel’s High Route
through the Bernese Oberland.
The Bernese Oberland is a stunning landscape; an area renowned for its access to a beautiful part of the Alps, where hiking and skiing activities have been popular for many years, especially in Interlaken and Jungfrau. The car-free towns of Wengen and Mürren are much admired and the whole region is easy to get around, linked by the ever-efficient Swiss public transport system.
Needless to say, don’t forget your camera; this is the sort of place where you can easily achieve those ‘postcard’ shots – whether you have a top-of-the-range DSLR or just an iPhone, the views are extremely impressive.