Summer holidays in Murren Switzerland 2017 & 2018. Summer holidays in Murren Switzerland 2017 & 2018. Summer holidays in Murren Switzerland 2017 & 2018.
Highlights: • • 200km walking trails • Visit the Trümmelbach falls • Funicular to Allmendhubel from resort
Perched high at 1650m, Mürren is a perfect starting point for exploring the Berner Oberland away from the masses; there are no cars allowed and the village can only be accessed by gondola. 200km of trails are given over to marked footpaths – a particular favourite is the 8km walk that leads you from Mürren, through Gimmelwald to Stechelberg. It’s probably the best way to get a decent look at the countryside to the South and South-West of the village. We love the climb to the top of the Schiltorn for the truly breath-taking (pun intended) views. You’ll start the trail enclosed by flora and fauna and end it exposed to views of the Jungfrau, Bernese and the Jura mountains up to the Vosges Mountains and the Black Forest (on a clear day you can sometimes pick out Mont Blanc). As a side note, the viewing platform at Schiltorn has a unique cultural past – the Piz Gloria revolving restaurant was the setting for Blofield’s evil lair in ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Serivce’. If anyone spots a fluffy white cat, let us know…
The valley that Mürren shares with Lauterbrunnen is high and rugged, making this a super base for a week of mountain biking. Most of the routes are steady climbs, letting you enjoy the views down into the valley and up at the rocky crags; our favourite is the ride up to the little Schiltalp farm. Cycle to Stechelberg through the village of Gimmelwald, apart from a steep bit around the Sefinen Lütschine Bridge, the route is medium difficulty. There are some more demanding tracks too – the gravel trail from the left side of town down to Lauterbrunnen is notoriously tricky with some serious hairpins (but the Staubbach Falls near the village make a great picnic point). If you want more to explore then it’s easy to get over to Grindelwald or even Wengen for plenty of different trails - with the Jungfrau area’s 160km of marked MTB trails, there’s never a dull moment on two wheels here.
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