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Cows Walking AeschiAeschi, a small village in the Bernese Oberland, is located close to Spiez on the southern shores of Lake Thun, one of the two stunning lakes (the other being Brienz) that lie either side of Interlaken.

Lake Thun is well sheltered from both north and east winds and has an unusually mild climate. Pleasure steamer services commence as early as April and the gardens of the charming lakeside villages abound with southern plants including laurel and fig trees.

Spiez, a popular health and sailing resort, has many facilities with attractive shops, restaurants and museums as well as a Romanesque castle and a lakeside lido. Located on a fast rail route it gives easy access to the capital Berne, Interlaken and other historical towns and villages. Importantly Spiez is also a junction for the railway into the picturesque Kandertal Valley bringing the additional walking areas of Adelboden Kandersteg and the Rhône Valley within easy reach.

The Centre

Aeschi Village WalkingAeschi itself is a charming village situated on a sun terrace above Spiez overlooking the blue waters of the lake. The views across the lake and surrounding mountains are simply stunning.

The village has a heated swimming pool and small village shops where you can buy your picnic. There is a frequent bus service through the village and Spiez is just 15 minutes away.

The surrounding area is of gentle rolling farmland and allows walking from the steps of the hotel. You can visit the local nature reserve in the Suld valley with its wonderful flora and fauna and the spectacular Pochtenfall (waterfall).

Nearby is the funicular to the top of the pyramidal Mount Niesen (2300m) with its spectacular views of the ‘giants’ of the Bernese Oberland.

The Walking

Aeschi Mountain WalkingThere are over 125 miles of well marked paths radiating out from Aeschi as well as clearly marked trails on both sides of the lake and into the mountains above Kandertal and the Niederhorn area on the opposite shore.

The immediate walking is of a gentle nature and is ideal for those seeking convenient walks that are not too challenging.

All the walks have spectacular views of Lake Thun or the high mountains of the Bernese Oberland.

There are more challenging walks a short distance away and all the well known routes of the Bernese Oberland are within easy reach by rail from Spiez.

Our exclusive walk booklet has details of both the local easier walks and the more challenging routes. It includes some of the nearby ‘classics’ of the Bernese Oberland.

Walk Grading

Self-Guided - Easy & Moderate

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Hotel Aeschi Park **** - 4 Star

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Hotel Aeschi Park combines lots of comfort with modern facilities managed by the hospitable Friedl family. Rooms are spacious modern and light; all with spectacular views across Lake Thun. All New Experience guests will have a balcony and small kitchenette in their room. Family rooms are available. Cuisine is first class with a choice of meat fish or vegetarian courses for half-board guests.

Mr & Mrs Friedl have been welcoming our guests for 18 years. Guests enjoy free admission to the hotel sauna and reduced admission to the nearby swimming pool.

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Spring comes earlier to Aeschi than in other more mountainous areas. Walking is therefore possible from March through to November with a risk of snow in the first and last months.

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Flights

Zurich is the closest at 2 hours 40 minutes with a direct train to Spiez. Basel is 2 hours and Geneva just under 2 hours 30 minutes away each with a change of train to get to Spiez. At Spiez you go on a short post bus journey to Aeschi.

Zurich non-stop from Heathrow Gatwick London City Luton Birmingham Manchester Edinburgh and Dublin. Connecting flights from most UK airports.

Geneva non-stop from Heathrow Gatwick London City Luton Stansted Southampton* Bournemouth* Jersey Exeter* Newquay* Bristol Cardiff* Birmingham East Midlands Norwich* Doncaster* Liverpool Manchester* Leeds Newcastle* Glasgow* Edinburgh, Aberdeen* Belfast and Dublin. Connecting flights from most UK airports.

Basel non-stop from Heathrow, London City, Luton, Liverpool, East Midlands and Manchester. Connecting flights from most UK airports.

* Winter only

Train

You can travel by train from London to Aeschi utilizing Eurostar and TGV it takes about 11 ½ hours

We can book rail travel on Eurostar and onwards on SNCF/TGV to Switzerland. You can reach most resorts on the same day.

Straight there and back

Rail travel on Eurostar, TGV and SNCF and all seat reservations:

2nd class £180 per person supplement on with air prices
1st Class £350 per person supplement on with air prices

With a stop in Strasbourg

You may care to break the journey in each direction in a 3 star hotel, B & B, in Strasbourg. We will book you into a 3 star hotel very close to the station and the historic old town, and you will have time to explore this beautiful and famous city.

Rail travel on Eurostar, TGV and SNCF with 2 nights in a 3 star hotel in Strasbourg, 1 in each direction. Plus all seat reservations:
2nd class £290 per person supplement on with air prices
1st Class £460 per person supplement on with air prices

Prices are a guide and subject to availability.

Self Drive

If you wish to drive to Switzerland we provide advice on where to stay en route if you wish to break the journey as well as driving directions to find the hotel. We also advise on which hotels have car parks. Just use the ‘own travel arrangement’ prices and add a half fare card if required.

To drive on Swiss motorways you will need a motorway pass ‘Vignette’ we can obtain this for £35 which will save the queue at the border.


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Aeschi

Included:

  • 7 Nights accommodation with half board*

  • Our unique walking booklet written by one of our team and local walking map

* Half board is dinner, bed and breakfast

Optional:

  • ‘With flights’ includes typical flight prices* from London to Switzerland. Flights from many local airports are also available (exact price for your dates available on request)

  • With flights prices also includes Rail Transfer Tickets between Switzerland airport and hotel

  • In addition, you can also purchase a Swiss Half Fare Card for £106 per person (50% discount on local travel – valid for a month)

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Not Included:

  • Lunch and drinks with meals

Please note these prices will differ from our current brochure price list and are the current correct prices.

All prices valid for 2017/18

Prices are per person in GBP / UK £ and are based on 7 nights half board* in a shared twin/double standard room. 

****Aeschi Park

Dates

7 nights half board*

With Flights (includes Rail Transfer Tickets)

7 nights half board

Own International Flights

Extra Night per   person

Single Supplement per night

01 Oct – 31 May

860

589

88

25

01 Jun – 30 Sep

960

689

94

25

* Half board is dinner, bed and breakfast

Room supplements (per person per night):

  • Suite supplement £32
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Fly – Rail Luggage

Take advantage of the unique fly/rail baggage system which allows you to travel light between airport and your centre. When your cases arrive your hotelier will collect them for you. On your return deposit your luggage at the railway station (not available from all stations) and the next time you see it is at your UK airport carousel. £16** per back per direction.

Getting about

The Swiss transport system has a well earned reputation for being the best in the world. The trains are modern clean and run to schedule (late trains make the news in Switzerland!). We provide a personal timetable for all customers showing the relevant train times (including platforms) for transfers between airport/international rail gateway and the hotel for both arrivals and departures. We help to make the journey very much part of your holiday by providing helpful notes offering advice on changing trains and selecting the best seats to enjoy the stunning panoramic views. During your stay you will have the opportunity to experience travelling on the distinctive yellow post buses the lake steamers and many cable cars and funicular railways which will whisk you to high alpine meadows and mountain tops.

Swiss Transfer Card


This is included with all of our Swiss holidays if you purchase flights with us. Gives free transfers between airport/international rail gateway and the hotel. Any reasonable route is permitted. Useful for very short stays and on hotel to hotel treks where you plan to walk all the way. If you are not purchasing flights with us, we can still provide you with a Swiss Transfer Card for £120 per person (prices subject to change).

Swiss Half Fare Card

This is included on a couple of our Swiss holiday if you purchase flights with us. Gives 50% discount during your stay for all rail and post bus services plus discounts on most funicular railways, chair lifts, gondolas and cable cars. Useful for those arriving by car. If you are not purchasing flights with us, we can still provide you with a Swiss Half Fare Card for £105 per person (prices subject to change).

Family Card

Free travel on most transport for all children under 16 years traveling with their parents; provided free of charge with any of the travel cards listed above.

Two & Multi Centre Holidays - Switzerland

Clients often want to enjoy more than one area and find that traveling even a couple of hours on the train leads to a totally different walking experience. We are extremely happy to put these together for you. We will make all hotel reservations and provide the rail ticket between the centres free of charge** if the total stay is over 11 nights. For holidays over 13 nights we upgrade the rail travel between centres to First Class free of charge**. For example why not combine Zermatt with Davos having 7 nights in each resort in 4* hotels and journey between the two on the ‘Glacier Express’?

** As long as a Swiss Half Fare has been purchased



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