Tips for guests with a walking disability

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Visitors with limited mobility can also enjoy the holiday region of Gstaad to the full. We have put together a number of suggested activities.

Winter

Activities

Winter Sports Schools

The following winter sports schools have specially trained ski instructors and special winter sports equipment:

  • Michel Daniel, Tel. +41 (0) 79 296 94 00
  • Private Snow Sports Team - www.psst.ch

Lifts and cable cars

Wheelchairs or ski-bobs can be transported on the following lifts and cable cars:

(wheelchair-accessible gondola, restaurant, terrace and disabled toilet)

  • Glacier 3000
  • Rougemont - La Videmanette gondola
  • Tickets for accompanying persons

Summer

Wheelchair accessible hiking and walking trails

Trails suitable for prams, pushchair's and wheelchairs are paved or solid gravel paths with a minimum wheel clearance of 80 cm, ensuring that everyone is able to enjoy an unrestricted experience in our natural world.

Saanen – Gstaad – Grund
A pleasant route along the River Saane. Highlights for children along the way include the petting zoo and the Alpenruhe Foundation play park, located half-way between Saanen and Gstaad. The entire route is paved. There are also plenty of bus stops should you decide to return by post bus.

  • Starting point: Saanen railway station
  • End point: Grund, Chlösterli bus stop
  • Hiking time: 2:00 h
  • Length: 8 km
  • Height difference: 70 m ascent
  • Restaurants along the route: Alpenruhe and Gstaad Sports Centre

Schönried – Saanenmöser History Trail
11 boards along this themed trail summarise the local history of the area from the 13th to the 19th century. This popular panoramic trail is suitable for wheelchairs, prams and pushchairs. To round off the hike, we would recommend visiting the Museum der Landschaft in Saanen.

Schönried – Gstaad
A popular walk with lots of viewpoints for nature lovers of all ages. The road leading down from Gstaad is tarmacked throughout. This route offers wonderful views of the Saanenland and its mountainous backdrop.

  • Starting point: Schönried railway station
  • End point: Gstaad railway station
  • Hiking time: 00:45 h
  • Length: 2.5 km
  • Height difference: 180 m descent
  • Restaurants along the route: Restaurants in Schönried and in Gstaad

Turbach – Scheidbach – Gstaad
Ideally take the bus to the starting point. From Turbach walk back to Gstaad via Scheidbach. At the Wasserngrat valley station, turn left forwards Schiibe, where you will enjoy a spectacular view of the Saanenland. The road is tarmacked throughout.

  • Starting point: Turbach Post Office bus stop
  • End point: Gstaad railway station
  • Hiking time: 2:30 h
  • Length: 9 km
  • Height difference: 330 m descent
  • Restaurants along the route: Sunnestübli Turbach and Restaurants in Gstaad

Turbach – Wintermatte
Follow the gravel path along the raging stream into the Turbach valley towards Wintermatte. An ideal route for anyone seeking peace and tranquillity. Possibility to return to Gstaad or Turbach by bus (Bus stop Rotengraben). See timetable!

  • Starting point: Turbach Post Office bus stop
  • End point: Wintermatte
  • Hiking time: 1:00 h
  • Length: 4 km
  • Height difference: 70 m ascent
  • Restaurants along the route: Sunnestübli and Wintermatte

Zweisimmen - Blankenburg - Oberried
An ideal walk to enjoy the beauty of nature. The path leads along the valley floor, passing the large and small Simme rivers and is mostly tarmacked.

Season-independent

Carriage rides

Riding through the beautiful unspoiled countryside in a horse-drawn carriage or sleigh is one of the romantic highlights of any stay in the holiday region of Gstaad. More information: Carriage rides

Dog-sleigh trips

Greenland dogs and Siberian Huskies love nothing more than a hard day's work. The sheer joy they have in exercise, snow and in life within the pack creates the dynamics for an unforgettable experience of a dog-sleigh trip. More information: Dog-sleigh trips

Gstaad Indoor Pool

Gstaad indoor swimming pool is located in the Sports Centre and is centrally located. When swimming, guests can enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding mountainous scenery. So regardless of whether you're working out, doing Aqua Fit, just splashing around or having a sliding party on the small water chutes – you'll have a great time here!

  • Children's water chute
  • Pool: 25 m
  • 1-metre diving board
  • Table tennis
  • Kiosk
  • Snack bar
  • Other sports available in the Sports Centre: gym, tennis, badminton, sauna, mini-golf, beach volleyball field, solarium, massage

More information:
www.sportzentrum-gstaad.ch

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Gstaad

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.

Contact

Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus
Promenade 41
CH - 3780 Gstaad
Tel +41 33 748 81 81
Fax +41 33 748 81 83
info@gstaad.ch

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