Hiking destination with 300 km of trails and paths
The hiking trails in the Destination Gstaad take you through some very varied scenery. Along the way, you will discover moorlands, deep gorges, Alpine valleys, high mountain peaks and, of course, the beautifully located Alpine restaurants. With more than 300 km of signposted and well-maintained trails and paths, the holiday region of Gstaad is a veritable paradise for hikers. The dense and expansive network of routes, which is ideally accessible thanks to the many lifts, cable cars and different modes of public transport, is sure to offer something for everyone.
Wispile - Chrine - Launensee
With the cable car, you comfortably reach the mountain restaurant Wispile (1907 m) where the hiking trail start. Follow always the highest point of the ridge and enjoy the great view over the Saanenland. At Chrinetritt the path goes steeply downhill to Chrinepass (1659 m). Once there you have another ascent of about 100 meters in altitude and you finally reach the trail in direction Lake Lauenen (1381 m). On the downhill hiking trail, you arrive at the nature reserve of Lake Lauenen. The bus takes you back to Gstaad. You may also walk to Lauenen village (+ ca. 1h) and take the bus there.
Horneggli - Hornberg - Rinderberg
The 2,079m Rinderberg mountain rears up between Gstaad and Zweisimmen. In winter it’s beloved by skiers but in summer it turns into a hikers’ playground. A chairlift brings us from Schönried to the starting point Horneggli. The chairlift runs up from the little village of Schönried – it leaves five minutes from the railway station, so is ideal for travellers arriving by rail.
Once on the mountain, pick up the well-marked path towards Hornberg - Rinderberg; A rolling alpine path leads from Hornberg to Parwengen. From there the decent climbing to our summit Rindeberg starts. Its an easy uphill on a good mpuntain path with an incredible view of the Alps mainridge. From the Rinderberg 2,079m summit. Now it’s just a quick downhill to the Rinderberg mountain restaurant located at around 2,000m with its’ cow playground for kids. The gondola brings us back to the beautiful village Zweisimmen. Half way down there’s the option to downhill the rest of the mountain with a scooter.
Via Alpina: Gstaad - L'Etivaz
From Gstaad railway station you walk through the pedestrian zone to the railway crossing and through this and on to the Louwibach Bridge. Now cross the valley westwards and walk uphill on the other side of the Saane. You will rapidly gain in altitude as you pass by a small stream and through the forest and meadows. For the last 100 altitude metres to Haldisbärgli (Eggli station) you walk right next to the gondola cableway, which only operates in winter. A magnificent panoramic view rewards you for your exertions up the steep ascent. Enjoy multifaceted views from the trail on the high ridge between Chalberhöni and Meielsgrund. The trail passes by the Vorders and Hinders Eggli mountain huts and upwards along the side of the wooded Muttehubel. Now the path descends into the depression in front of the Wilde Bode mountain hut (to Meielsgrund-Gstaad 2 hours, unfortunately half on asphalt; to Gour de Comborsin-La Videmanette 2:20 hours, a mountain hiking trail), a dip between Eggli and Gummfluh.