The Kien Valley, famous for its charming landscape, is one of the Kander Valley's large adjacent valleys. A gradient of 28% has to be tackled on the way to Griesalp. It's almost unfathomable that even a post bus runs up here. Apart from the gradient, the Kien Valley tour is not particularly demanding. There is plenty of opportunity to enjoy the picturesque landscape. The silhouette of the Blüemlisalphorn, capped with snow and ice, looms in the upper part of the valley at the horizon. Deep canyons and wonderful forests define the rest of this tranquil valley.

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Technical information

Begin and end of tour: Reichenbach
Technical requirements: medium difficulty
Physical fitness: challenging
Distance: 38.3 km
Total altitude meters: 1488 m
Biking time: 03:00 - 04:30 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start and end of tour: 712 m
Culmination point: 1840 m
Season: Mai - Oktober
Gastronomy: Reichenbach, Kiental, Fulbrunni, Griesalp, Bundalp
Overnight: Reichenbach, Griesalp
Access starting point: Züge ab Spiez oder ab Kandersteg
Access point of arrival: Züge nach Spiez oder nach Kandersteg

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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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