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ISBN: 1852842431
ISBN13: 978-1852842437
Category: Sports
Subcategory: Individual Sports
Author: Kev Reynolds
Language: English
Publisher: Cicerone Pr Ltd; 2nd edition (September 1, 2001)
Pages: 248 pages
ePUB size: 1958 kb
FB2 size: 1582 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 888
Other Formats: azw docx lrf lit

Having spent a great deal of time researching and planning a first-time hiking trip in the Bernese Oberland, I have found this to be the most detailed reference available. I anticipate that local/regional maps will prove helpful once on foot however I plan to carry this book with me as well. The authors are well-traveled (by foot) in the region and provide insightful information.
Used the guide on a 4-week stay in Bern and many days hiking/visiting the Bernese Oberland. With 115 hikes listed, it had more detaile than the guide by Alspach which had 12+ hikes. Easy to follow the hike instructions in general but the book could use some maps. Although it was easy enough to get trail maps at the train stations. A bit heavy to carry all day so I did the unthinkable and tore out the relevant pages for that day's hike.
Organized, thorough and well-written descriptions. The resources cited are extensive. I used this guide to develop a 7-day trip from Meiringen to Gstaad and make reservations for lodging each night.
very informative
I was hiking 8 days in the bernese alps, and this book is almost perfect for it.
almost - because all of its trips are day trips, but it has in its end a multi-day tours combination (from the 1 day tours) - one of them I did. (Meiringen - Griesalp).

The book is very detailed, and also points out to the problems in the extraordinary marked swiss paths.

one other thing I missed in it, is the lack of map (or drawing) with all the trips of that area.

last thing: since this is not the swiss pass route book, maybe there was a place for more details on the villages them self, andor attractions in them. (the example I have in mind is the Trümmelbach waterfalls in Lauterbrunnen")

Overall - I am very happy with it and recommend it highly.

one last thing: for the swiss pass route, there are excellent sites with lots of details, which might make this book redundant.
I just returned from a 2 1/2 week trip to the Bernese Oberland region in Switzerland and if you plan on doing any extensive hiking this book is a great guide. I used local maps as well as this book as my sole resources while in the area and had a great trip with amazing hiking. Definately recommend it if you're going to be in this area for any extended amount of time.
As other reviewers have noted, perhaps this is helpful if you are going on a very specific itinerary, but for day hiking in the Jungfrau region, not at all helpful - we left this at home. Too bad, as I have always LOVED Cicerone guides, and have found them very helpful in the past. I am always super prepared, so I ignored this advice that many people gave, but I will echo it - all of the train stations in the touristic regions have excellent free, color maps of the top hikes, and trails are well signed. I wish I had had the chance to buy one of the topos people talk about (those we could not find for sale anywhere in Interlaken, which was odd, although we could have looked harder), but, if you are just looking for basic hiking maps, you will get everything you need for free once you get there.