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Gstaad - Wispile - Lauenensee (Nr. 24)

13,45 km
3:00 hrs.
968 m
636 m
79
TOP Moderate
Condition
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Best season
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Starting point of the tour
Wispile, valley station
Destination of the tour
Lauenensee
Lowest point
1.047 m
Highest point
1.916 m
Properties
  • Nice views
  • Geological highlights
  • Insider tip
  • Tour route
  • With refreshment stops
Source : Gstaad Saanenland

Wonderful Trail Run from Gstaad to Lauenensee

This signposted Trail Running route starts right by the Wispile valley station and takes you up to the Wispile. Following the route of the Wispile gondola lift, the trail first runs up to the Bodme middle station and then on to the Wispile mountain station and restaurant. If the initial metres upwards are too strenuous for you, you can take the lift from Gstaad to the Wispile. If you wish, you can take a break at the Wispile mountain restaurant and enjoy the superb views. Follow always the highest point of the ridge and enjoy the great view over the Saanenland. At Chrinetritt the path goes steeply downhill to Chrinepass (1659 m). Once there you have another ascent of about 100 meters in altitude and you finally reach the trail in direction Lake Lauenen (1381 m). On the downhill hiking trail you arrive at the nature reserve of Lake Lauenen. The bus takes you back to Gstaad. You may also walk to Lauenen village (1241 m) and take the bus there.
Notes: You can shorten this route if you wish: Gstaad-Wispile gondola or vice versa (Please note the operating hours for the mountain railways).
It is also possible to extend this route: Lauenen-Gstaad or vice versa.
If going from or to Lauenen please note the bus timetable.
The route is not continuously signposted. Follow the signposts to Lake Lauenen/Lauenen.

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

Properties
Gstaad - Wispile - Lauenensee
Equipment
Good trail running shoes are recommended.
Tip of the author
Stop in the mountain restaurant Wispile
Safety information
There may be cattle or people with dogs along the way.
Public Transit
By Rail

From the Berne region (Western and Northern Switzerland): SBB Bern-Spiez (direct ICE link from Germany and the Netherlands): change, BLS to Zweisimmen: change, MOB: Zweisimmen-Saanenmöser-Schönried-Gstaad-Saanen, Direct route from Berne-Zweisimmen with the "Lötschberger" train

From the Central Switzerland region SBB Lucerne-Interlaken: change, BLS to Spiez: change, BLS to Zweisimmen: change, MOB: Zweisimmen-Saanenmoser - Schonried-Gstaad -Saanen

 

From the Valais region (Italy): SBB Domodossola-Brig: possible change to BLS to Spiez: change, BLS to Zweisimmen: change, MOB: Zweisimmen-Saanenmoser - Schonried-Gstaad -Saanen

 

From the Lausanne region (Western Switzerland): SBB Lausanne-Montreux: change, MOB: Montreux-Saanen-Gstaad-Schönried-Saanenmöser-Zweisimmen

Parking
Kostenpflichtiger Parkplatz bei der Talstation Wispile
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.

By Car

From the Berne region (Western and Northern Switzerland): A6 Berne-Spiez motorway: Wimmis exit. Follow the main road (Simmental valley) to Boltigen-Zweisimmen - Saanen-GstaadFrom the Central Switzerland region: Lucerne-Brünigpass-Brienzwiler: A8 motorway to Interlaken: Follow the main road to Spiez: A6 motorway to Wimmis. Follow the main road (Simmental valley) to Boltigen-Zweisimmen - Saanen-GstaadFrom the Valais region: A9 Sierre - Lausanne motorway: Aigle exit. Follow the main road to Col du Pillon-Gsteig-Gstaad From the Lausanne region (Western Switzerland): A9/A12 Lausanne-Vevey-Berne motorway: Bulle exit. Follow the main road to Château d'Oex-Saanen-Gstaad

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