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With its comprehensive hiking-related services, this region provides the perfect setting for a hiking adventure. The many Alpine restaurants, mountain inns, hotels and barbecue sites are inviting places to stop and relax. Along with maps to help you plan your tour, there is a range of public transport options available to take you to the starting point of your chosen route.




Interactive map
Interactive map
  • Interactive Map
  • Panoramic Map
  • Gstaad Come up - slow down (Scale 1:25`000)
  • Saanenland - Simmental (Scale 1:50`000)
    These and other Hiking maps are available at the tourist offices.


The Gstaad holiday region caters attractive accommodation for every taste.
The Gstaad holiday region caters attractive accommodation for every taste.

Rules of behaviour towards cows on hiking trails

Cows are usually quite harmless and not dangerous.
Cows are usually quite harmless and not dangerous.

Hiking trails can sometimes take you through pastures. Cows have a strong protective instinct for their calves and so pastures should always be entered with caution. Cows are usually quite harmless. However, in order to avoid risk and prevent them from being startled or frightened, there are some rules which should be observed.

Share the trail - respect each other!

Trail rules - Love your trails!
Trail rules - Love your trails!

In the Gstaad region, hikers, mountain bikers and other outdoor enthusiasts largely share the same trails. It is therefore important that people are tolerant and considerate towards others. Mountain bikers should slow down to walking pace when overtaking other people and must give way to hikers when their paths cross on narrow trails. Hikers must accept mountain bikers as equal trail users and should make way for them where this is possible and sensible.

Trail rules - Love your trails!

  • Use trails at your own risk. Adjust your riding to suit the terrain and your skill level.
  • Do not break if the wheels are locked!
  • Stay on roads and trails. To cut across country is strictly prohibited.
  • Show consideration when encountering and overtaking hikers and other trail users. Due consideration must also be given to animals and plants.
  • Animals on the trail have the right of way. Animals should only be approached slowly.
  • Gates and pasture fences must always be closed after riding through them.
  • Waste must be disposed of properly.
  • It is important to plan a bike ride well and to take suitable equipment with you.
  • Save the emergency ambulance number 144 and the emergency police number 117 to your mobile phone.

No liability can be accepted for any accidents.



The region has a further 9 chalet villages alongside Gstaad, located at an altitude of between 1,000 and 1,400 metres. Yet despite its style and class, Gstaad has remained genuinely Alpine and down-to-earth. It is proud of its tradition and lives and breathes it every day.

Over a thousand cultural and sporting events are available to visitors every year, including top events with an international reputation. In addition, visitors will find first-class hotels, outstanding shopping facilities along the traffic-free promenade and an airport in Saanen.


Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus
Promenade 41
CH - 3780 Gstaad
Tel +41 33 748 81 81
Fax +41 33 748 81 83

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