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Gstaad-Wasserngrat-Turnels-Gstaad (Nr. 25)

17,44 km
3:45 hrs.
1.153 m
1.154 m
TOP Difficult
Best season
Starting point of the tour
Gstaad promenade, Promenade3, 3780 Gstaad
Destination of the tour
Gstaad promenade, Promenade 3, 3780 Gstaad
Lowest point
1.051 m
Highest point
2.202 m
  • Scenic
  • Geological highlights
  • Faunistic highlights
  • Insider tip
  • Summit route
  • Loop
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Botanical highlights
  • Cableway ascent/descent
Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Very worthwhile, but very challenging trail with scenic beauty and botanical variety.

Start your trail run at the Gstaad promenade. First, follow the signs for Bissen / Wasserngrat valley station. From the Wasserngrat valley station the Trail Run no. 25 is signposted. The next three kilometres take you steeply uphill. You have the option of stopping off at the Wasserngrat mountain restaurant to enjoy the amazing view of the mountains. After this it is time to cross what is the centrepiece of this trail, a rather narrow and exposed ridge that runs from north to south. Although the exposed areas are secured with ropes, this tour is only suitable for sure-footed runners with a good head for heights. In wet weather, fog or snow this route should be avoided. At Turnelssattel turn left and proceed down towards Alp Turnels, the Wasserngrat valley station and Gstaad.

Tips: The trail can be shortened, so do note the operating times for the Wasserngrat chair lift.You can also extend this route: e.g. Alp Turnels-Giferspitz-Turbach-Gstaad or Turnelssattel-Türli-Lauenen or Turbach-Gstaad.

hiking and mountain trails
Good trail running shoes, a couple of trail running poles and a small backpack with food and drinks are recommended.
Tip of the author
Enjoy the view from the Wasserngrat mountain restaurant or a whey bath at Alp Turnels.
Safety information
exposed ridge (Wasserngrat-Turnelssattel)
Public Transit
Gstaad, Wasserngratbahn
Parking valley station Wasserngrat.
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 region 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.


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