Far-reaching Views of the Simmen Valley

Zweisimmen/Rinderberg - Lenk/Betelberg

High above green valleys, while facing snow-capped alpine summits, this enjoyable tour leads along a panoramic trail from the Rinderberg to Betelberg.

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Technical information

Starting point:Zweisimmen/Rinderberg
Destination:Lenk/Betelberg (Leiterli)
Reaching the starting point:Gondola-rail from Zweisimmen up to the Rinderberg
Reaching your destination:Gondola-rail from Betelberg to Lenk/Talstation, by Bus or on foot (15 min) to Lenk/Bahnhof
Technical challenge:medium
Physical challenge:medium
Length:17.1 km
Hiking time:6 hours
Catering:Bergrestaurant Rinderberg-Spitz; Berghaus Betelberg
Time of year:June to October


This classic highland hike along the upper Simmental valley certainly lacks nothing in length, but between the highest and lowest points of the hike there’s a mere 300-meter-altitude difference, suggesting no significant ups and downs and full scenic enjoyment with little effort! Already the Rinderberg mountain station presents first-class panoramic views – with the horizon shaped by the mighty Wildhorn and imposing Wildstrubel massif, while views looking down extend over the lengths of the Simmen and Saane valleys. Following a short climb to the Gandlouenegrat, the trail then gently descends to the Rüwlis Pass. Over the idyllic Alp Obere Zwitzeregg, the way now leads up and over the Turbachtal up to Heuberg; from where the route runs as a narrow path through natural slopes of hay. Particular attention should be paid here during wet weather, as is the case by the gypsum craters of scenic Gryde, which you cross after the Trüttlisberg Pass. In contrast in terms of width, your destination is finally reached on a broad alpine trail leading to the Betelberg station high above Lenk.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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