The relaxing alpine hiking route
With its gentle subalpine topography and the awe-inspiring mountain landscape between Mt. Wildstrubel and Mt. Wildhorn, the intact mountain farms and a high density of authentic cultural values, the region in the western Bernese Oberland between Boltigen, Zweisimmen, Lenk and Gstaad provides the perfect surroundings for active relaxation and lasting sensory experiences in the Alps.
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. Naturalness, encounters with both people and animals, rushing or still water spectacles, history and stories, alpine flora, traditions and simple cuisine on the mountain make for a more intense outdoor experience and help you to enjoy things at a slower pace.
Whether you are at an altitude of more than 2'300 metres above sea level or on the valley floor, you will stay the night on the mountain pasture, either in simple huts or mountain inns. These hosts offer half board and a packed lunch for the following day.
The alpine hiking route can be put together to suit your preferences and any number of stages can be completed. Day excursions along the route are also possible.
Usually, the AlpnessTrail is accessible from June through October.
The AlpnessTrail is continuously signalized on the signposts.
Route / Stages
Here you find the entire route.
Every single stage:
Stage 1 Boltigen-Stierenberg
Stage 2 Stierenberg-Färmel
Stage 3 Färmel-Laubbärgli
Stage 4 Laubbärgli-Simmenfälle
Stage 5 Simmenfälle-Iffigenalp
Stage 6 Iffigenalp-Wildhornhütte
Stage 7 Wildhornhütte-Lauenen
Stage 8 Lauenen-Gsteig
Stage 9 Gsteig-Feutersoey
Stage 10 Feutersoey-Chalberhöni
Stage 11 Chalberhöni-Grubenberg
Stage 12 Grubenberg-Jaunpass
Stage 13 Jaunpass-Boltigen
Whether you are at an altitude of more than 2,300 metres above sea level or on the valley floor, you will stay the night on the mountain pasture, either in simple huts or mountain inns.
Hiking guides lead safely and with great sensitivity over the AlpnessTrail. Thanks to their local knowledge, stories and anecdotes, they make it a more intensive experience for you against the backdrop of this impressive mountain landscape. The stages are tailored to the participants’ preferred topics and the time they have available.