Hiking destination with 300 km of trails and paths
The hiking trails in the Destination Gstaad take you through some very varied scenery. Along the way you will discover moorlands, deep gorges, Alpine valleys, high mountain peaks and, of course, the beautifully located Alpine restaurants. With more than 300 km of signposted and well maintained trails and paths, the holiday region of Gstaad is a veritable paradise for hikers. The dense and expansive network of routes, which is ideally accessible thanks to the many lifts, cable cars and different modes of public transport, is sure to offer something for everyone.
Horneggli - Hornberg - Rinderberg
The 2,079m Rinderberg mountain rears up between Gstaad and Zweisimmen. In winter it’s beloved by skiers and in summer it turns into a hikers’ playground. A chairlift runs from Schönried to the starting point Horneggli. Once on the mountain, the well-marked path leads towards Hornberg - Rinderberg. From there the decent climbing to our summit Rindeberg starts. It is an easy uphill on a good mountain path with an incredible view of the Alps mainridge.
- Duration of hike: 2:30 hours
- Highlights: Wake-Up Hornberg, Playground Rinderberg, Scooter Rinderberg
Wispile - Chrine - Lauenensee
Take the cable car up to the Wispile from where this wonderful mountain hike goes all the way to the Chrinetritt. There is then a short, steep descent towards the Chrine Pass and from there you can take the path in direction Lake Lauenen. On the way to Lake Lauenen there are a number of attractive views of the Wildhorn Massif to enjoy.
- Duration of walk: 3 hours
- Highlights: Various activities on the Wispile, boats for hire from the Restaurant Lauenensee
Circular hike Sanetsch Lake
The hike starts with a comfortable gondola ride from Gsteig. Those who prefer to walk will be uphill for 2-3 hours. Once at the top, the day's destination is already in sight: the Sanetsch reservoir. The mostly flat circular trail leads through a diverse fauna. At 2252 meters above sea level, lush pastures alternate with rocky slopes. After the round hike, a stop at the Auberge du Sanetsch is not to be missed. The small restaurant spoils its guests with local specialties.
- Duration of hike: 1:15 hours
- Highlights: Climbing area Sanetsch, Small vilage with chapel, museum and auberge
The diverse landscapes in the Destination Gstaad can easily be explored on foot. There are trails to suit every taste, including Alpine tours, multi-day routes, family hikes, theme trails and walks - in fact, the offer is virtually unlimited. With the Gstaad Card most of the starting points are easy to reach.
In Fondueland Gstaad there’s nothing that feels more natural than enjoying a tasty Fondue while surrounded by the beauty of the mountains. Enjoy convivial times surrounded by beautiful panoramic scenery in one of two specially equipped cabins with their three oversized Fondue pots. All the ingredients you need are inside the Fondue backpack and may be ordered at dairies throughout the region, at the Berghaus Wispile and also at hotels.
Cultural and themed trails
Get out and about and enjoy the natural beauty while learning interesting facts based around a topic on one of the varied cultural and theme trails in the Destination Gstaad. These educational trails include themes based on nature, local traditions, architecture and history.
Thanks to the AlpnessTrail, people who enjoy long hikes have access to a circular trail with 13 stages passing through the Saanenland and Obersimmental Alps. Hikers are led to the most impressive locations where they have fantastic experiences and receive background information on the topic in question. On www.alpnesstrail.ch informative stage sheets to print out provide information on the highlights of each stage, the most important stage data including an elevation profile and a hiking map. Contact details of accommodation providers are also available.
For the most beautiful round-trips in the Destination Gstaad, round-trip tickets are available, in which all the necessary means of transport are included. Enjoy careless and nice hikes.