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Hike and Lift Pass Suggestions for Berner Oberland for a family of 5 in early July?

We are a family of five (44, 43, 16, 13, and 10) staying in Grindelwald for four days during the first week of July. We are hoping for suggestions on the must-do hikes in the area, as well as gondolas, trains, etc. we are arriving by car and will be staying at an AirBNB. Is it worth getting the Swiss Pass for these three days?

All suggestions and tips would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Posted by
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If you are only visiting the Berner Oberland, I think you'll find the Berner Oberland Regional Pass is a good value.

Editted to correct spelling. Thanks, Shoe. Phone typing 😖

Posted by
768 posts

I'm sure Laurel means "REGIONAL" pass. We've used that pass and it can be worth it if you also use it for train travel South of Bern and Lucerne. Look at their map of validity when you Google the pass.

As for the hikes, I've taken young teens over there several times, and here are their favorite dozen hikes, with maps and pics:

Posted by
16157 posts

Also take a look at the Half Fare Card. It includes a FamilynCard on request, which covers free travel on all lifts and trains for the two younger kids. If you are definitely going up the Jungfraujoch, get three---one for each adult and the older teen. If not, you could consider just getting the HFC for one adult to obtain the free Family Card.

You likely will be using the First Gondola for hikes or activities there.

Check the prices For the various activities to help you you make your decision. The gondola alone is 68 CHF RT. You can add a bit more and get an Adventure Package with one or more of the activities included. The HFC only applies to the lift, not the activities AFAIK.