New Book! Hiking in Switzerland’s Berner Oberland

27 Jan

26 January 2020.

We are delighted to announce our new e-book is live on Amazon! Walking in Switzerland’s Berner Oberland: Easy HIkes in the Jungfrau Region is designed for anyone who likes to walk, likes to be in nature, but may not have the stamina for longer, more strenuous hikes. Like our book on Italy’s Val Gardena, we’ve included hikes for children, seniors, or anyone who wants to enjoy the mountains but not climb them.

There are 13 walks, perhaps best described as light hiking. They range from 1.4 to 4.4 miles and all are under 2 hours. Some can be linked together for those desiring more activity. We also advise on transportation, which the Swiss make amazingly easy. A car is an unnecessary expense and hassle especially in this region of Switzerland.

While the Swiss offer a mind-numbing assortment of transportation passes, we explain the differences and how to determine which passes you may need.

For a taste of the book, you might enjoy our blog post from Project Easy Hiker, the Lauterbrunnen to Mürren hike from 2017. It is our #1 recommended hike for those who only have a couple of days to spend here.

If that’s not enough to entice you, take a look back at our trip report from autumn of 2019.

We welcome your input. If you use the book and have comments, please send them to us using If you have favorite hikes in that area that we should explore, please leave a comment here or send a note to the email address.

If you have not been to the area, think about this view and ask yourself why you haven’t gone there yet?

View of the Lauterbrunnen Valley from Wengen

13 Responses to “New Book! Hiking in Switzerland’s Berner Oberland”

  1. Diane Dieni March 3, 2020 at 19:56 #

    Can’t wait to get your new book which I just ordered as we are planning on returning to Lauterbrunnen again this summer. (We live just up the Oregon Coast from you in Gearhart.)


    • Laurel March 3, 2020 at 20:07 #

      How delightful! Thank you, and please feel free to reach out with questions or comments.


  2. flahertylandscape February 6, 2020 at 08:54 #

    Can there be any doubt about the inspiration this landscape provides?! Beautiful Lauterbrunnen Valley photo! Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Laurel February 6, 2020 at 09:05 #

      Thank you for reading! As I result I found your inspirational and lovely blog. Following.


  3. Janet January 28, 2020 at 08:34 #

    Is there going to be a paper edition?


    • Laurel January 28, 2020 at 08:53 #

      Possibly. It requires reformatting and I have to see if we can keep the price under control with all of the maps. I will work on that once I have finished the updates to the Val Gardena book. Stay tuned!


  4. kathyfromhouston January 27, 2020 at 22:12 #

    Congratulations on your new book, Laurel!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Grier January 27, 2020 at 13:34 #

    Congratulations, Laurel!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. jonnietootling January 27, 2020 at 11:46 #

    I laughed. When I hit the “like” button, FB said “you and # other hikers liked this site.” Hiker — not a title I could pay for much less earn. But as always, I love what you write and the gorgeous European photos, and am sure actual hikers get a great deal from your resources.


    • Laurel January 27, 2020 at 11:54 #

      Thank you! That is amusing! I feel a great sense of accomplishment as my goal was to be done by early February. Whew!



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