Jul 10, 2022 - 3:47 PM
in reply to esm4
Hi Eileen, welcome to MySwissAlps!
Yes, it's best to pre-book accommodation as you'll be hiking in the busiest tourist months. I understand that advanced booking doesn't match your wish to remain flexible. You could consider booking hotels not directly along the trail, but at centrally located spots, that provide easy public transport access to several stages of the trail at once. You'll have additional traveling time each day, but it might be a doable compromise.
For example: find a hotel in Meiringen for sections 1.9 and 1.10. Then move on to a hotel in Lauterbrunnen for 1.11 and 1.12. Would that method work for you? If so, you can start looking for hotels here: https://www.myswissalps.com/hotels.
A detailed description of the route can be found here: www.schweizmobil.ch/en/hiking-in-switzerland/route-01.html. For each stage, you'll find accommodation suggestions too (refer to the grey block "Accommodation"). I'm not sure if these are the hotels and huts you've already tried to book.
I hope this helps you out.
Last modified on Jul 10, 2022 - 3:47 PM by Arno