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Website for BO lift prices?

I'm trying to get an idea how much to expect to pay for our hiking days in the BO. Planning to follow RS advice for two different hikes he has listed in his book. So, I do know what lifts we will need, but the book is old and I don't know the current prices. Does someone have a website that will give me the point to point costs?

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If you will google sbb cff - the website of the swiss train system will come up. This site includes schedules and prices of the different lifts in the area.

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It is often difficult to get the lift prices from the SBB.ch website. But each lift has its own website-try Schilthorn.ch, Jungfraubahn.ch, Mannlichen.ch, etc. These will have a complete list of prices from various points on the lift.

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Thank you for those websites. I've tried them both without really getting the answers I was hoping for. But, that's ok. If anyone knows those sites well enough to find the prices per lift, I'd be happy for help, but if not, we will just save our $$ and plan to do those hikes and find the cost when we get there.

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Susan/Monte - to give you an idea... the lift from valley to Gimmelwald last summer was about 6 euro, from Gimmelwald to Murren another 6 euro. Form Murren to Schiltorn we didn't do, but as I recall about an add'l 20 euro...

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The list is just the transportation that we need. We will hike around from those lifts. Our plan is to stay in Gimmelwald - Hike 1: North Face Trail from Allmendhubel take the gondola to Murren, then the funicular to Allmendbubel then hike from there back down to Gimmelwald maybe through Spielbodenalp. Or, we could instead get to Allmendhubel the hike and take the Grutschalp back to Murren then ride or hike to Gimmelwald. Hike 2: Mannlichen-Kleine Scheidegg Hike
That would include getting to Mannlichen then hiking to Klein Scheidegg and then transport from Wengen back to Gimmelwald. I hope that makes more sense? These are suppose to be easy hikes and beautiful according to RS.

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OK, got it. Those are indeed easy and beautiful hikes, although I'm not so sure about the variation through Spielbodenalp. Maybe we came from the wrong direction (we were hiking down from Rotstockhütte) but I don't recall that section being "easy." On the other hand, the walk back from Grutschalp to Mürren is on a level (but empty road) and offers great views. You don't need to ride the train for that section. So for Day 1, you need the cablecar from Gimmelwald to Mürren, and the Allmendhubel funicular, at a minimum? Day 2, you should consider walking th eLauterbrunnen Valley from Stechelberg to Lauterbrunnen. Again, an easy and lovely walk, mostly along the river on a footpath. You might also consider walking down from Kleine Scheidegg to Wengen, insttead of taking the train. It is a gentle downhill with nice views. So Day 2 you need, at a minimum, cablecar down from Gimmelwald to Stechelberg, maybe the postbus to Lauterbrunnen, train from there up to Wengen (round trip), the Mannlichen cablecar UP, and maybe the train from Kleine Scheidegg down to Wengen. You'll have to add the cost of getting from Lauterbrunnen back to Gimmelwald. None of these legs is expensive, but they do add up.

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Some prices: From the Schilthorn.ch site: Gimmelwald to Mürren, 4.80 CHF Gimmelwald down to Stechelberg, 5.80 CHF I can't find the Allmendhubel price From the mannlichen.ch site: Wengen up to Mannlichen, 24 CHF Wengen to Mannlilchen by cablecar and then Kleine Scheidegg down to Wengen by train, 42 CHF. You can reduce that to 36 CHF by walking down from Kleine Scheidegg to Wengernalp and catching the train there (you'll have to flag it down, I think; not all trains stop there.)

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We are staying in Gimmelwald so we will park in Stechelberg and go from there up to Gimmelwald. Then our hikes will be: Hike 1: Gimmelwald to Murren ($) Murren to Allmendhubel ($) Grutschalp to Murren ($) Hike 2: Gimmelwald to Stechelberg ($) Stechelberg to Laterbrunnen station ($) post bus Lauterbrunnen to Mannlichen ($)
Wengen to Lauterbrunnen ($) We will not have a half price card or any other discount card unless it makes sense for just these lifts. If someone has this information...thanks!

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Susan, there is a backroad from Gimmelwald to Murren. It's free to walk. However, it's all uphill. I would suggest taking the cable way to Murren from Gimmelwald, walk to the center of Murren where you can find this backroad and then casually walk down. When my wife and I walked this road in early June, the wildflowers were in full bloom. We stopped and stopped and stopped. It was really beautiful. I've attached a great website that describes the hikes in the BO. Some of your hikes are listed.
http://www.myswissalps.com/berneseoberland/berneseoberland-hiking.asp?lang=EN

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Susan, your list is confusing, as what you list is the transport, not the hikes. Where are you actually hiking? On Day 1, for example, you can walk from Gimmelwald up to Mürren, from there to the top of Allmendhübel, and back down to Grutschalp, then back to Mürren (that part is level), and down to Gimmelwald. that is a half-day walk. But it looks like you want to ride lifts for most of that, and maybe only walk down from Allmendhubel to Grutschalp? And on Day 2, where are you walking? Up at Mannlichen, such as to Kleine Scheidegg and back? Or from there back down to Wengen? It makes a difference on the pricing. It will be different for riding the Mannlichen cablecar up and back down, versus walking to Kleine Scheidegg and walking down from there, or taking the train down to Wengen.

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Thank you so much Lola! I appreciate your help!! One more thing: would any of the passes/cards be helpful for our limited transport needed, or just buy point to point?

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Mürren to Almendhubel round trip via funicular CHF12; probably less one way. The little restaurant at the top has excellent Raclette and a Alphorn player (sometimes) and (sometimes) on the Sonnenterrasse.