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Jan 11th, 2015, 09:15 AM
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Include Bernese Oberland if it's early May? Starting in Amsterdam.

We will be making a trip to Europe in mid/lateApril of 2016. Our plans our to hit Amsterdam during tulip season and when the Keukenhof Gardens are open...probably mid to end of April. We'll be in Amsterdam approximately 5-6 nights. 9 NIGHTS AFTER LEAVING AMSTERDAM we have an opportunity for a stop in the Bernese Oberland (1 week) - a trip we previously had to cancel. I know early May is not the best time due to snow at higher elevations. While we would like to take some easy hikes, Männlichen - Kleine Scheidegg, we are not avid hikers.

So I'm putting it out there and asking for your opinions.

Thanks.
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Jan 11th, 2015, 10:26 AM
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Forget the hike Männlichen - Kleine Schedegg or First - lake Bachalp e.g. Walking/Hiking will be limited to places/trails near the villages. Most cable cars except the cog-railways and maybe Schilthorn will be out of operation.

However - if you stay somewhere down at the lakes of Thun or Brienz and do an occasional excursion up to the higher mountains on a clear, sunny day, you would probably have a wonderful week there. Spend more time exploring the lakes area, the castles, and small towns and other sights. The mountains are always in view, weather permitting.

If you plan a hiking trip, forget it.
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