Swiss Trails: Bernese Oberland & The Valais

Swiss Trails: Bernese Oberland & The Valais

On this twin centre trip in the heart of the Alps enjoy a stay in the town of Kandersteg nestled in the Bernese Oberland then walk over the Gemmipass to Leukerbad in the Valais. Hike in a mix of popular and peaceful valleys as you explore the surrounding mountain scenery; high limestone cliffs, alpine flower meadows strewn with charming wooden chalets and the turquoise waters of glacial lakes and rivers.

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Hiking trail · Kandersteg
Oeschinensee to Kandersteg
recommended route Difficulty moderate closed
Distance 10.8 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 315 m
Descent 835 m

Leave the cable car behind and wander the wild-flower strewn slopes of the Oeschinensee valley before descending to Kandersteg. 

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from Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · Kandersteg
Kandersteg to Gasterntal Valley
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 23.5 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 680 m
Descent 680 m

A linear route from the centre of Kandersteg to the small alpine restaurant at Heimritz – follow the river Kander up towards its source in the ...

from Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · Kandersteg
Kandersteg to Allmenalp
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 8.4 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 620 m
Descent 65 m

Walk to the end of the Kander valley and ascend via the alpine meadows of Uschene on a gentle gradient to Allmenalp. 

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from Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 5.1 km
Duration 2:00 h
Ascent 15 m
Descent 290 m

An alternative walk if you'd prefer an easier day, or if bad weather prevents you from being able to head into the mountains - walk from Kandersteg ...

from Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 14.6 km
Duration 5:45 h
Ascent 545 m
Descent 1,080 m

Walk from the top of the Sunnbuel cable car station through varied high alpine valley scenery and pass the Daubensee before reaching the Gemmipass ...

from Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · Leukerbad
Leukerbad to Fluealp Loop Walk
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 13.1 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 665 m
Descent 665 m

A varied loop walk from Leukerbad centre – ascend the forested slopes of the Dala valley, cross the river high up it’s valley, stop to admire the ...

from Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · Valais
Rinderhutte to Restipass
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 13.2 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 540 m
Descent 540 m

From Rinderhutte traverse the mountainside with excellent views over the Rhone valley before reaching the remote-feeling Restipass high above ...

from Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure Ltd