After two cable cars, you have a long slow descent from Jochpass to Engstlensee and then through Reuti and down into Meiringen.


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Arrive at the Jochpass at 2207m by cable car and start a gentle descent to Engstlensee, a large alpine lake.

The snowy peak of the Wetterhorn appears up ahead– a taste of the Bernese Oberland which is still to come.

From Engstlenalp, take a balcony path high above the Gental valley.

Wetterhorn views continue to dominate, and waterfalls cascade down the east wall of the valley.

Arrive at the small village of Reuti, from where you can descend to Meiringen on foot or by cable car.

Meiringen is a small but busy town, most well known for being where Sherlock Holmes met his maker in the popular Conan-Doyle stories. Equipment As well as the appropriate shoes and layered clothing for the changeable weather and other essentials, you should consider walking poles, UV sunglasses and factor 30 suncream.

The sun is bright and high UV in the higher Alps and the snow can reflect it and intensify the exposure.