A meadow of spring flowers in front of a mountain panorama. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Ruedi Hählen / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Experience spring awakening in the holiday region Gstaad.


The awakening of spring

Spring is finally here! It’s the perfect time to head to the mountains and experience first-hand the new life that nature brings as it awakens from its winter slumber. And what better place to do so than Gstaad? But it’s not just nature lovers who get their money’s worth here. In this blog post, we present the best tips for an unforgettable spring stay in Gstaad.

A giant fondue caquelon in front of a mountain landscape.

Enjoy a fondue in a giant caquelon.

©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Hiking in Fondueland

Fancy a visit to one of our giant fondue caquelons to enjoy a creamy fondue feast in the great outdoors? Your wish is our command with the retro-style fondue rucksack, which has all the ingredients you need for an irresistible outdoor experience. Available in local dairies or directly from most hotels on advance order.

Gstaad - Eggli - Saanen

Enjoyable hike to Gstaad's local mountain. Save metres in altitude with the mountain railway and stop off at the Eggli Lounge. Descend with beautiful views to Saanen and back to Gstaad. Please note mountain railway operating times!

The Eggli mountain railway will start its summer season on 9 May 2024.

The Eggli mountain restaurant from a distance, with a few yellow flowers on the left. Morning atmosphere.

The Eggli mountain restaurant from a distance, with a few yellow flowers on the left. Morning atmosphere.

©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Melanie Uhkoetter / Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad AG
Close-up of a small yellow flower.

Hike from Saanen to Rougemont.

©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Saanen – Rougemont - Saanen

The hike from Saanen to Rougemont and back to Saanen is not only full of picturesque landscapes and quaint villages. Two  are also along the way. Once you’re back in Saanen, you’ll find a nice selection of restaurants to satisfy your appetite. 

Zweisimmen castle trail

Embark on a journey through the land of counts, knights and castles, to a far distant time that still fascinates many children and adults. This two-hour circular walk is especially great for families, as you’ll learn fascinating details about the castle ruins and local history along the way. 

An image of medieval castle ruins in a forest.

Explore the Castle Trail in Zweisimmen.

©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Matthias Trachsel / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus
Three cyclists enjoying the view of Lake Lauenen.

A cycling trip by the idyllic Lake Lauenen.

©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 unbekannt / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Gstaad – Lauenen – Lauenensee

An easy bike tour to the famous Lake Lauenen. The bike path takes you from Gstaad to Lauenen, from where you’ll head up to the idyllic Lauenensee. 

Rellerli Loop

A scenic bike loop from the beautiful Alpine village of Schönried up to the Rellerli mountain and back again. 

Two cyclists riding along a hiking trail, with a beautiful mountain backdrop.

Experience nature in the holiday region of Gstaad.

©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Moritz Ablinger / Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus
Rellerli Loop - More
©  (c) Destination Gstaad / Moritz Ablinger / Ferienregion Gstaad
2:15 h
11,3 km
640 hm
Rellerli Loop
Mountain Bike
Six mountain bike riders riding up a road surrounded by forest.

Beautiful, easy circular route over one of Gstaad’s local mountains, the Eggli.

©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Moritz Ablinger / Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Panorama route: Gstaad – Gruben – Oberbort – Turbach – Gstaad

Families will love this short and easy bike ride with the magnificent view. To cool down afterwards, we recommend enjoying an ice cream on the Gstaad promenade.