Over 100 walking routes in the Bernese Alps are described in this guidebook. It is an indispensable companion to the Bernese Oberland region that boasts famous peaks such as the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. But there are lesser-known mountains, too, that are just as scenically dramatic, and in their shadow peaceful villages and seemingly forgotten hamlets are lodged in spectacular locations. Add to that the romantic valleys, lakes, flower-filled meadows and a network of mountain huts and rustic inns for those who want to experience the Alps of the Victorian pioneers, and you'll understand why the Bernese Alps seduce the connoisseur back year after year.
The guide is divided into sections on particular areas in the Bernese Oberland, for example, Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, Meiringen, Kandersteg, Griesalp and others. Additionally, the guidebook includes useful practical information on getting to and around the region, where to stay and how to prepare for a trip into the Bernese Alps. All this, and more, is available to the mountain walker, and this indispensable guide will enable you to explore the very best of the Bernese mountain wonderland.
Kev Reynolds, author of this guide, is a freelance writer, photojournalist and lecturer. A prolific compiler of guidebooks, his first title for Cicerone appeared in 1978; he has since produced 50 titles for Cicerone, with others being researched at present. A member of the Outdoor Writers' and Photographers Guild, the Alpine Club and Austrian Alpine Club, his passion for mountains and the countryside remains undiminished after a lifetime's activity, and he regularly travels throughout Britain to share that enthusiasm through his lectures.
INTRODUCTION The Bernese Alps The Mountains Getting There Public Transport in the Bernese Alps Accommodation Weather Notes for Walkers Safety Check-List Suggested Equipment List Recommended Maps Using the Guide Grading of Walks Information at a Glance