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Autumn walking in the Swiss Alps

18th May 2009 Print

Discover autumn hues and magnificent views on an eight-day Walking in the Swiss Alps escorted holiday by rail - departing 12 and 19 September, plus 3 October - courtesy of the UK's market leader, Great Rail Journeys.

The holiday is based in the mountain village of Kandersteg, from where there's a choice of walks for all abilities - ranging from gentle strolls through meadows to challenging hikes up mountains.

Included are two days' walking - accompanied by local mountain guides - with options including the Gasteretal Waterfalls and Schwarzbach Gorge, a route around the Oeschinensee lake and a hike to the Blumlisalphutte at 9350 feet.

Other highlights include a scenic railway journey on the GoldenPass Line, a train journey through the Lötschberg tunnel followed by a cable car ride to the Riederalp plateau - with its breathtaking views of the Valais Alps - and free time in Basel.

The cost is from £1095 per person, twin-share, inclusive of return First Class rail travel from St Pancras International, transfers, seven nights' hotel - including five at the Hotel Bernerhof in Kandersteg - selected meals, excursions as per the itinerary, mountain guides for the two walking days, a Swiss Half Fare card and the services of a Tour Manager throughout.

In addition, there are health and leisure facilities - including a sauna and steam room - at the hotel which are ideal for relaxation after a day's walking.

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