Wander down through the forest from Muerren to Lauterbrunnen via the Via Alpina taking in glimpses of the Eiger, Moench and Jungfrau
**PLEASE NOTE THIS ROUTE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED**
Begin at Lauterbrunnen Bergbahn Station in Muerren, it is a leisurely walk downhill from Muerren (if you are a glutton for punishment you can do it in reverse). The path starts along the railwayline but quickly takes you onto a forest trail where you will wander through forest and fields always with glimpses of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau.
The entirety of this trail is downhill, and towards the end it there are a couple of steep slopes which take you twisting and turning past bubbling streams. Keep an eye out for waterfalls cascading from dizzying heights. As you head further down into the valley you will cross multiple streams (and bridges over them), please be aware that depending on season some of the trails can be affected by mudslides and there are ongoing repairs being made to the trail due to this.
Your first kilometre takes you along the road leaving Muerren, please be cautious of cars (even though Muerren is car free they still have electric cars) and as you are walking along the train tracks keep an eye out for the train.
Once off the asphalted road you are on a lovely forest track, there will be some lose rocks and roots which can act as trip hazards and more importantly depending on season you are walking in (mostly June and early July) be aware that the snow melt creates small streams which can trickle over the path and therefore some bits of the walk can be effected by mudslides. The paths have been secured in the areas where the mudslides have happened but there is chance you will see damage created by past slides.
On the last section of the walk the terrain is a little tougher as it is quite steep downhill, take your time when negotiating this section.
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There are no restaurants/cafes/shops/water fountains on this route, please make sure you have filled up your water bottles and brought some snacks. There is a Coop (supermarket) in Muerren and there is one right next to the Gondola Station in Lauterbrunnen.
You can take a small detour up to Winteregg (marked on the way path), a path ascending on your right if you would like to stop at a restaurant and use the facilities, furthermore there is a train station there which take you back to Muerren or Grutschalp
This tour is available on the following itineraries:
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Bring sturdy boots and walking poles as the trail is uneven for the most of the walk.
There are no opportunities to fill up your water bottle or purchase food along the trail.