Epic Europe



The Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau – peaks that hold as much allure, history, and legend as any in the Alps, are the emblems of the Bernese Oberland. Whether you see them at a distance from the capital city of Bern, or closer still from the city between the lakes of Interlaken, or up close in one of the postcard-perfect villages like Wengen, Mürren, Grindelwald, or the Lauterbrunnen Valley, they are equally impressive. Home to adventure-seekers for 150 years, the Jungfrau region is a great launching-point for active travelers of all ages.


The focal point is the town of Interlaken ("between two lakes"), a major tourist point for over a century. Our primary reason for a visit to the city would be to stay at the classic Belle-Époque 5* Victoria-Jungfrau Palace, one of the leading hotels of the world. But a cruise on the lake in a vintage steam-paddleship at sunset, or a view from the Harder Kulm funicular above town is hard to beat. 


During ski season, the Jungfrau Region is home to 3 diverse resorts, all inter-connected by Wengernalpbahn trains and cablecars. Mürren, a car-free “eagle’s nest” village high on a sunny plateau has a subdued charm, and is ideal for families. Wengen, home to the famous Lauberhorn World Cup ski races, is also a pedestrian-only village with classic Belle-Epoque hotels. And Grindelwald features a wide array of slopes under the shadow of the imposing Eiger.


But in summer, the region really shines, with hundreds of kilometers of hiking trails, dozens of waterfalls, and the ubiquitous chime of cowbells as the soundtrack to the season.  The striking contrast of cobalt-blue skies, white glaciers, and emerald-green hills and mountains are the quintessence of the Swiss landscape. A train ride up the Jungfraujoch to 3466m, is a feat of Swiss engineering, with tunnels cut though the Eiger back in 1912. 

  • Jungfraujoch train from Kleine Scheidegg, to the Sphinx observatory at 3466m
  • Wengen's Lauberhorn World Cup ski races, held each year in January
  • Hiking among the waterfalls of the Lauterbrunnen Valley, including the Trümmelbachfall, which you can climb up inside of
  • Ballenberg children's museum, a well-preserved Swiss farm village with hands-on demonstrations and activities for all ages


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Experience options: Jungfrau-Interlaken


Epic Europe is a luxury experiential adventure travel operator based in the Swiss Alps.

Epic Europe specializes in private bespoke itineraries for small groups. Experiencing the best of each region, from interacting with the local people and enjoying authentic regional food and wine, as well as time-honored traditions and festivals, to recreating in the alpine landscape, and truly understanding why the Alps are the birthplace of adventure travel. From custom ski, hiking, or cycling trips to building in city tours, cultural itineraries, or gastronomic discovery, these award-winning, multi-dimensional trips are tailored to our clients' wishes every time, and are not packaged tours. From Switzerland, Italy, and France's Alps, to world-class cultural cities and larger towns, Epic Europe can design a tailored adventure that fulfills your every need. 

  • "I would have to say that Verbier and Zermatt might be the best places I have ever ridden a mountain bike, and I couldn't imagine going without the help of Epic Europe's guides. It was a dream trip for sure." - B.S., PA USA
  • "Epic Europe's custom road biking trip that they put together for my buddy's bachelor party was great - the right combination of killer rides, great hotels, and outstanding restaurants. Great guides, and overall a perfect trip." - A.S., London UK
  • "Our family spent last Christmas in Zermatt on a bespoke Epic Europe ski trip. The special thought and care that they put into our holiday made it our best yet." - L.M.; CA USA
  • "I have done trips in the Alps and surrounding regions with Epic Europe for the past 4 years, and every one has been unique and surpassed the last. The experiences that they deliver due to their personal relationships are a window into the real life in these incredible locations, and they share these friendships with us." - K.B., CT USA
  • "A day of heliskiing in Italy culminated with a sunset run off the Breuil saddle of the Matterhorn - one of the most thrilling runs of my life - and we left our tracks in a place where they remained for a week afterward, reminding us of the best day of skiing in our life!" - WG, CT USA
  • "Epic Europe has coordinated several corporate events for us over the past 5 years, and I cannot imagine a more professional operation to handle all of the details. From a team-building event for 50 people in a 17th-century castle atop a mountain pass, to marketing conferences and catalog shoots, their knowledge of the best locations in the Alps is second-to-none, and they are as good as it gets at being creative." - E.P., Lugano CH
  • "Hiking in the Alps has always been on my bucket list, but I wasn't sure that a typical trip was my style. Epic Europe designed a custom route for our group, staying in the best little inns and hotels, and we felt like we had the trails to ourselves. I will come back again and again to explore new trails with their guides every year that I can!" - R.B., NY USA
  • “The team at Epic Europe created the most incredible trip for us, where everything came together seamlessly, and we never had to think about what came next - it just magically happened as if it was meant to be. That takes real talent, and they make it look easy." - B.N., WY USA


Would you like more information, or to have us create a tailored trip for you? We would be glad to begin the design process for your ultimate experience in the Alps. 

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