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Interlaken: Private Hiking Tour Oeschinen Lake & Blue Lake

1. Interlaken: Private Hiking Tour Oeschinen Lake & Blue Lake

We will pick you up by private car from almost anywhere in Switzerland and then drive to Kandersteg. From Kandersteg we take a spectacular gondola ride up to Oeschinen Lake. An easy half-hour walk from the gondola station across pastures and through pine forest takes us to the lake. This pristine, deep-blue mountain lake is fed by the glacial brooks of the three-thousand-meter peaks of Blüemlisalp, Oeschinenhorn, Fründenhorn and Doldenhorn. Apart from hiking, activities enjoyed here include rowing or riding on the summer toboggan run. It is also possible to swim in the lake as the lake warms up to 20 degrees Celsius in summer (bring your swimwear!). This place is so picturesque that you will not want to stop taking pictures. No wonder that the lake is a Unesco World Heritage Site, and many consider it to be the most beautiful Alpine Lake. However, we still have a lot to discover and will now embark on our main hike. Various paths lead around the lake at varying altitudes and offer many hiking options for all fitness levels. We will slowly make our way upwards and see the lake, glaciers and high peaks from many different angles. You will walk through a rich Alpine flora with flower meadows and have a chance to see wild animals such as birds and mammals such as Ibex (the latter needs more luck). After around 45 minutes we arrive at "Berghaus Unterbärgli", an Alpine hut and simple restaurant where we can relax before returning to the gondola station. If you still want to hike more, no problem, we can continue our hiking adventure up to "Berghaus Unterbärgli", a mountain hut that is located higher up and offers even more breathtaking views. As you get more tired, we head back to the gondola station and make our way to the last stop: Blausee (Blue Lake). The Blausee is considered a place of power - one where you can relax and enjoy nature at its best. A short walk of 200 metres through the pristine nature park brings you to the world-famous lake and its crystal-clear waters in the most beautiful shades of blue. The striking surroundings are reminiscent of a fairytale. Immerse yourself in an enchanting world of gnarled trees and moss-covered rocks and recharge your batteries at this unique source of power and inspiration. The facilities around the lake include the charmingly furnished Grand Hotel complete with spa and fairytale nature park, and a 13 Gault&Millau-point cuisine. Please note that this tour can also be booked if you don't want to hike. Instead of walking 30 minutes, it is possible to get to the shore of Oeschinen Lake by horse carriage from the gondola station (ticket not included). The hiking up to the mountain huts we can skip. In this case we will spend more time at the shore of Oeschinen Lake and explore another sightseeing point in the region (your tour guide can make suggestions for alternative places to visit).

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Oeschinen Lake: Our most recommended tours and activities

Interlaken: Private Hiking Tour Oeschinen Lake & Blue Lake

Interlaken: Private Hiking Tour Oeschinen Lake & Blue Lake

We will pick you up by private car from almost anywhere in Switzerland and then drive to Kandersteg. From Kandersteg we take a spectacular gondola ride up to Oeschinen Lake. An easy half-hour walk from the gondola station across pastures and through pine forest takes us to the lake. This pristine, deep-blue mountain lake is fed by the glacial brooks of the three-thousand-meter peaks of Blüemlisalp, Oeschinenhorn, Fründenhorn and Doldenhorn. Apart from hiking, activities enjoyed here include rowing or riding on the summer toboggan run. It is also possible to swim in the lake as the lake warms up to 20 degrees Celsius in summer (bring your swimwear!). This place is so picturesque that you will not want to stop taking pictures. No wonder that the lake is a Unesco World Heritage Site, and many consider it to be the most beautiful Alpine Lake. However, we still have a lot to discover and will now embark on our main hike. Various paths lead around the lake at varying altitudes and offer many hiking options for all fitness levels. We will slowly make our way upwards and see the lake, glaciers and high peaks from many different angles. You will walk through a rich Alpine flora with flower meadows and have a chance to see wild animals such as birds and mammals such as Ibex (the latter needs more luck). After around 45 minutes we arrive at "Berghaus Unterbärgli", an Alpine hut and simple restaurant where we can relax before returning to the gondola station. If you still want to hike more, no problem, we can continue our hiking adventure up to "Berghaus Unterbärgli", a mountain hut that is located higher up and offers even more breathtaking views. As you get more tired, we head back to the gondola station and make our way to the last stop: Blausee (Blue Lake). The Blausee is considered a place of power - one where you can relax and enjoy nature at its best. A short walk of 200 metres through the pristine nature park brings you to the world-famous lake and its crystal-clear waters in the most beautiful shades of blue. The striking surroundings are reminiscent of a fairytale. Immerse yourself in an enchanting world of gnarled trees and moss-covered rocks and recharge your batteries at this unique source of power and inspiration. The facilities around the lake include the charmingly furnished Grand Hotel complete with spa and fairytale nature park, and a 13 Gault&Millau-point cuisine. Please note that this tour can also be booked if you don't want to hike. Instead of walking 30 minutes, it is possible to get to the shore of Oeschinen Lake by horse carriage from the gondola station (ticket not included). The hiking up to the mountain huts we can skip. In this case we will spend more time at the shore of Oeschinen Lake and explore another sightseeing point in the region (your tour guide can make suggestions for alternative places to visit).

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