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Lake Walking Kandersteg

Kandersteg (1195m) lies in the beautiful Kander valley in the Central Bernese Oberland. Its lofty mountains with side glens and upper shelves of meadowland have much to offer mountain walkers of all levels of experience.

An amazing diversity of Alpine flowers adds to its appeal. More than 190 miles of trails can be followed in the immediate area, many reached by a variety of cableways commencing near the village.

Just across from the Kandertal Mountains is the Lotschental valley offering a different weather pattern from Kandersteg, extending the walking opportunities even further by a short train journey via the Lotschberg railway tunnel.


The CentreKandersteg Village Walking

Kandersteg itself is a popular summer and winter resort with some attractive old peasants’ houses and a small 16th century church. It spreads itself out along the meadows of the valley enclosed by towering and majestic mountains.

It has a long established tradition of catering for British visitors well illustrated by the existence of the English named ‘Victoria’ hotel, but has carefully preserved its unique typical Swiss character.

In summer it is a walker’s paradise. Well served by rail services this charming and scenic walking centre has a variety of shops and banks hotels and restaurants.

Additionally, it offers a swimming pool and various sports facilities including curling and tennis.


The Walking

Walkers Lake KanderstegWell marked walking routes surround Kandersteg ranging from short valley strolls; visits to lonely alps, waterfalls and lakes; more strenuous routes up to lofty remote mountain huts and treks across high passes and ice fields.

For a leisurely stroll visit the crystal clear waters of the Blausee lake located nearby in 50 acres of natural parkland.

The Oeschinensee lake, a natural wonder of the Alps which appears on almost every poster extolling the splendours of the Kandertal, can easily be reached by alternative routes. Lying below the massive Bluemlisalp (3722m) it mirrors the mountain’s rugged slopes in its waters in a setting of stunning beauty.

Hiking trails offer a range of walks of differing grades and difficulty with walking time varying from 2-7 hours. Some can easily be shortened using nearby cableways. The more adventurous can obtain the service of a guide locally arranged to be taken up to 3965m to that special world of ice and snow.Walkers Mountains Kandersteg

Indeed there is much for everyone whatever the interest or desired challenge in this friendly and well established walking centre. You will not be disappointed whether you are a first time visitor to Switzerland or a regular who has knowledge and experience of other beautiful cantons.

Our exclusive Walk Booklet makes the most of this area with a superb selection for any walker. These range from a 4 hour walk through a beautiful valley with no ascent to a 1000m climb to a mountain hut with spectacular views.

Walk Grading

Self Guided - Easy Moderate & Challenging

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Hotel Doldenhorn **** Superior - 4 Star

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The Doldenhorn, set in its own extensive gardens, will impress you from the moment you step into the delightful reception area with its grand piano. A ‘wellness’ area offers a steam bath, salzarium, fountain bar, whirlpool and bio and Finnish saunas. There is an indoor swimming pool.

The Michelin listed restaurant offers a choice of 3 sumptuous 5 course dinners each evening with a special 7 course weekly gourmet meal. Alternatively, you can enjoy traditional Swiss specialities in the nearby RuediHaus, an historic Swiss chalet dating back 250 years.

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Belle Epoque Hotel Victoria *** - 3 Star

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Walking is possible from May through to October with a risk of snow in the first and last months.


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Flights

Zurich is the closest at 2 hours 25 minutes with one change in Bern. Basel is just under 3 hours and Geneva Airport just over 3 hours away each with a change of train in Bern.

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

Geneva nonstop 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 Kandersteg utilizing Eurostar and TGV it takes about 11½ 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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Kandersteg

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, as well as a Swiss Half Fare Card (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. 

Belle Epoque Hotel Victoria***

Dates

7 nights half board 

With flights (includes Rail Transfer Tickets & Half Fare Card)

7 nights half board

Own International Flights

Extra Night per person

Single Supplement per night

16 May - 06 Jun

14 Sep - 09 Oct

944

579

90

10

07 Jun - 30 Jun

01 Sep - 13 Sep

984

619

95

10

01 Jul - 11 Jul

17 Aug - 31 Aug

1059

695

95

10

12 Jul - 16 Aug

1129

765

110

10

Room supplements (all per person per night):

  • Superior room £14

  • Mini Suite £31

 
Hotel Doldenhorn***Superior

Dates

7 nights half board

With flights (includes Rail Transfer Tickets & Half Fare Card)

7 nights half board

Own International Flights

Extra Night per person

Single Supplement per night

26 Apr - 24 Jun

15 Sep - 01 Nov

1219

855

149

15

25 Jun - 10 Jul

1274

909

149

25

11 Jul - 14 Sep

1394

1029

155

25

Room supplements (all per person per night):

  • Ambience room £18

  • Junior Suite £90 

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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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