I. PLAN OF EXCURSION.
I. Eight Days from Bale.
(Rigi, Bernese Oberland, Rhone Glacier, St. Gotthard Route.)
1st. From Bale (or Constance or Romanshorn) to Zurich. Uetliberg.
2nd. To Zug, Arth, the Rigi, and Lucerne.
3rd. Over the Briinig to Brienz, the Giessbach, and Interlaken (or
by railway to Thun, and thence to Interlaken).
4th. To Lauterbrunnen, and over the Wengernalp to Grindelwald.
5th. Over the Great Scheideck to Meiringen.
6th. Through the Haslithal (Handeck Fall) to the Grimsel Hospice.
7th. By the Grimsel, the Rhone Glacier, and the Furka to Andermalt
8th. To Fliielen, Lucerne, and £d!e.
II. Twelve or Fourteen Dats from Bale.
(Rigi, Bernese Oberland, Zermatt, Gemmi.)
lst-6th. As in Tour I.
7th. Over the Grimsel to the Rhone Glacier. Drive to Fiesch; walk
or ride to the HStel Eggishom; walk to summit the same evening or
next morning. (Two additional days: — Walk by the Riederalp to the
Belalp. — Ascend the Sparrenhorn, descend to Brieg, and take the train
8th. Drive to Brieg, take train to Visp, walk or ride to SI. Niklaus,
and walk, ride, or drive to Zermatt.
9th. Ascend the Riffelberg and Gomergrat, etc.
10th. Return to Visp.
11th. To Bad-Leuk and over the Gemmi to Kandersteg.
12th. To Spiez and Thun (train to B&le, or to Bern, and Geneva).
III. Sixteen Days from Bale.
(Rigi, Bernese Oberland, Zermatt, Chamonix, Lake of Geneva.)
lst-9th. As in Tour II.
10th. To Visp, and by train to Martigny.
11th. Over the Tite-Noire or the Col de Balme to Chamonix.
12th. Excursions from Chamonix.
13th. By Salvan to Vernayaz; by train to Montreux.
14th, 15th. To Vevey, Lausanne, and Geneva.
16th. To Freiburg, Bern, and Bale (or from Bern to Neuchatel).
IV. Seventeen to Twenty Days from Bale.
(Rigi. Bernese Oberland, Southern Valais, Chamonix.)
lst-8th. As in Tour II.
9th. Ascend the Gomergrat and return to St. Niklaus.
10th. Cross the Augstbord Pass (ascent of Schwarzhom) to Gruben.
11th. Cross the Meiden Pass (ascent of Bella Tola) to St. Luc, Vis-
soye, or Zinal.
12th. At Zinal (visit the Alp Arpitetla, etc.).
13th. Cross the Col de Torrent to Evolena.
14th, 15th. At Evolena (Arolla and Ferpecle), and return to Sion.
16th, 17th. Cross the Gemmi to Kandersteg and Thun (or by rail to
Lausanne, Freiburg, and Bern).
(Or: 15th. From Evolena to Sion and Martigny. 16th-20th. To Cha¬
monix, Geneva, etc., as in Tour III.)
V. Seven Days from Bale.
(Bernese Oberland, Rigi, St. Gotthard Railway, Italian Lakes.)
1st. From Bale to Bern and Interlaken.
2nd. To Lauterbrunnen, and over the Wengernalp to Grindelwald.
3rd. Over the Great Scheideck to Meiringen.
4th. Over the Briinig to Lucerne; by I'i7?»nM to the Rigi-Kulm.
5th. From AWA by the <S£. Gotthard Railway to Laveno (S'resa, Bor-