Long views into the picturesque Simmental valley

Gurnigel-Stockhorn

The imposing Gantrisch mountain chain stretches eastwards from the Gurnigel region, ending with the mighty rocky dome of the Stockhorn. Right along this chain runs a mountain path offering magnificent views across the Bernese Alps and Lake Thun and down into the Simmental valley.

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Technical information

Starting point:Gurnigel Wasserscheide bus-stop (consider bus timetable)
Destination:Stockhorn top station
Getting to the starting point:S3 and bus from Berne via Schwarzenburg or Thurnen
Getting to destination:Cable car down to Erlenbach, train via Spiez to Berne
Technique:difficult
Physical fitness:difficult
Length:11km
Hiking time:4h30
Gastronomy:Restaurant Obernünenen, Stockhorn mountain restaurant
Season:June to October

Description

Gurnigel Wasserscheide - Leiterenpass - Obere Walalp - Stockhorn

The first part of the route leads quite steeply up to the Leiterenpass. After crossing the pass, it follows the slope of the mountain on the other side towards the Stockhorn. Here and there you catch a glimpse of the almost vertical summit. After the Obere Walalp a path leads up to a peak from where there is a vast panorama of Lake Thun. On the other side, your gaze is drawn upwards to the mighty rocky dome of the Stockhorn. Then the path continues steeply, no, very steeply round the right-hand side of the rocks up to the very summit. The tricky section along the north face of the Stockhorn will give you a real kick of adrenalin, but the route is never dangerous. Your reward will be the unique 360 degree view from the 2,190 m high Stockhorn.

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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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