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Trütlisberg Bike Nr. 891: Gstaad - Lauenen - Trütlisberg - Turbach - Gstaad

26,20 km
4:00 hrs.
938 m
934 m
85
S3 TOP Difficult
Condition
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Best season
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Starting point of the tour
Gstaad, railway station
Destination of the tour
Gstaad, railway station
Lowest point
1.049 m
Highest point
1.988 m
Properties
  • Scenic
  • Loop
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Botanical highlights
Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Starting in cosmopolitan Gstaad, this circular tour links the romantically situated Lauenen with the largely agricultural Turbach valley across the Trütlisberg pass and, in doing so, circles the Giferspitz, the local mountain of Gstaad.

The trail starts in the cosmopolitan village of Gstaad with its distinctive chalet style and lush green Alpine meadows. Situated idyllically, at the end of the valley which rises gently towards the south is the mountain village of Lauenen, where local culture, old traditions and gentle tourism complement one another harmoniously. To the south of this, the mighty three-thousand-metre peaks of the Wildhorn and Oldenhorn constitute the border with the Waadt canton and Valais cantons. Colourful rough pastures line the route periphery above the «Sunnigi Louwene».

Distinctly more sparse vegetation characterises the Turbachtal on the other side of the Trütlisberg pass. The further one travels along the Turbachbach in the valley, the greener the fields become. Steep slopes on the left and right surround the remote valley, only the lower part of which is inhabited all year round and known for its over 75-year-old livestock cooperative.
Properties
Gstaad - Lauenen - Sunnigi Louwene - Uf der Flue - Türli - Birchi - Turbach - Gstaad
Equipment
Mountainbike, clothing and equipment appropriate to the weather, tool kit and first aid kit.
Safety information
Technically challenging tour; for proficient e-mountain bikers only.

When climbing the Trütlisberg via Lauenen, a very steep section is encountered from point 1539 «Flueweid» onwards. From Wintermatte Trail next to the river possible.

Several carrying sections on the single trail, if climbing the Trütlisberg via Turbachtal. Single trail, sections of which in marsh / narrow iron gratings. Not advisable after rainy periods.

Public Transit
Gstaad train station
Parking
Various parking spaces and car parks are available in Gstaad.
Getting There
The Destination Gstaad is located in the south-west of Switzerland right on the border to the French-speaking part of the country. The Destination is easily accessed by rail or car from the regions around Lake Thun and Lake Geneva and the Gruyere region Direct connections to the European high-speed rail network and all international airports in Switzerland guarantee a time-saving and pleasant journey. The main means of transport in the destination of Gstaad are the "MOB" (Montreux-Oberland Bernois) train and numerous post bus lines.

More information on gstaad.ch: Travel & Public Transport.

Additional Information
More information about the mountainbike routes in the Destination Gstaad: www.gstaad.ch/mountainbike

See also

Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus
Haus des Gastes
Promenade 41
3780 Gstaad
Tel: +41 (0)33 748 81 81
E-Mail: info@gstaad.ch
www.gstaad.ch

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