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.
No other resort in Switzerland offers so much culinary expertise in such a small area as Gstaad: 18 restaurants with a total of 229 Gault Millau points are merely the icing on the cake for anyone who enjoys fine dining. You can choose from a further 100 restaurants offering a wide and varied range of different cuisines. Directly on or off the hiking trails.
Rules of behaviour towards cows on hiking trails
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!
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.