A funicular railway with an average incline of 64 percent will transport you from Interlaken to the Harder station in just 10 minutes. You spare yourself 570 vertical metres in the process. The most stunning ridge hike in Switzerland across the Hardergrat presents its own set of challenges – but it can be completed in five hours. The effort definitely will be worth your while as you will feast your eyes on unbelievable views of the lakes Brienzersee and Thunersee. If you happen to make the hike on a particularly clear day, you will catch a glimpse of the triumvirate – the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. You can almost reach out and touch them. It is hardly surprising that the hike across Hardergrat ranks among the world’s most beautiful and certainly deserves a place on every hiker’s bucket list. There is one person who needs no further convincing: Ryan Regez, the winner of multiple ski cross world cups, who joined us on this hike and showed us in his own personable way that hiking is anything but boring.
Harderbahn valley station in Interlaken East (566 m) – take the mountain train to Harder (1305 m) – Harderkulm (1321 m) – follow the hiking signs and walk across the Hardergrat until you reach Augstmatthorn (2101 m) – from there, you will descend to Alp Lombach (1559 m) and take the post bus back to Interlaken
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