Actively enjoy the spring in Gstaad

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19.04.2021 | Spring · Hiking · Bike

Actively enjoy the spring in Gstaad

While is already quite warm and green at lower altitudes, spring is now also coming to the higher altitudes. Birds are chirping, everything is in bloom and fragrant... time to enjoy the fresh air! Our favourite activities in spring are a leisurely hike or ride on an e-bike.

 

 

Hiking in the Valley

A particularly picturesque hike goes from Saanenmöser over the valley floor to Schönried and onto through Gruben to Gstaad. Along the way we listen to the babbling brook, marvel at the delicate flowers peaking their heads out from between the old leaves and we practise bird watching. Especially after Schönried, when the trail goes down through Gruben to Gstaad, a wonderful view onto the snow-covered peaks of the surrounding mountains opens up. Underway, we unpack the picnic backpack and fortify ourselves with products from the region before we take on the last part of the hike. Mmmm, a piece of fresh bread with mountain cheese is simply delicious! After about two hours of leisurely hiking, we arrive in Gstaad and enjoy a refreshing drink on the Promenade.

With the Gondola up the Mountain

Those who like to go up to the mountains can take the gondola and ride up to the Wispile. The cable cars start the summer season on 13 May on the weekends and open daily beginning on 14 June. On top a large sun terrace invites guests to relax or enjoy the large selection of hikes. On a short circular walk on the mountain ridge, we look for the remnants of winter and have a fun snowball fight. At the oversized wooden fondue pots, we unpack the fondue backpack we picked up at the dairy and make ourselves comfortable with a fine cheese fondue. Then it’s back to the valley either by cable car or on foot via the Käseweg (Cheese Trail). Kids really enjoy the Wispile: there is a great playground with a slide, water pump and lots more!

On Two Wheels

We are already quite excited about the biking season and have already gotten our bike from the cellar. We take a leisurely ride on the little-used road from Gstaad to Lauenen. From the charming chalet village we continue on and up to Lake Lauenen. Here its pleasantly cool and we can watch how the last patches of snow melt. Now in spring, the Tungelschuss, that carries the meltwater from the Gelten Glacier to Lake Lauenen, is especially impressive. Take one more deep breath and then get back onto the bike and enjoy the ride down back to Gstaad.

Everything about springtime in the mountains in the destination Gstaad can be found at www.gstaad.ch/summer.

"Got your season pass?" With the season pass you benefit from unlimited gondola rides in the destination Gstaad - including bike transport!
"Got your season pass?" With the season pass you benefit from unlimited gondola rides in the destination Gstaad - including bike transport!