The bridge trail

Sigriswil – suspension bridge– Aeschlen – Oberhofenriswil

Panoramabrücke Sigriswil

Panoramabrücke Sigriswil

Panoramabrücke Sigriswil

Panoramabrücke Sigriswil

Blick am Aeschlen Richtung Thunersee und Niesen

Blick am Aeschlen Richtung Thunersee und Niesen

Oberhofen

Oberhofen

Panoramabrücke Sigriswil

Panoramabrücke Sigriswil

There is a plan to create a continuous circular panoramic path around Lake Thun with up to seven new footbridges – three have already been built. The suspension bridge over the Gummi gorge near Sigriswil is the centrepiece of this hike down to Oberhofen on Lake Thun.

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Technical information

Starting point:Sigriswil
Destination:Oberhofen on Lake Thun
Getting to the starting point:Car/bus from Gunten
Back from the destination:Car/bus back to Thun or Interlaken
Technique:Easy
Physical fitness:Easy
Difference in elevation:Ascent 50 m, descent 280 m
Hiking time:1h 40m
Season:March to November (all year round, if snow is light)
Note:   It costs CHF 8 to cross the Gummi gorge suspension bridge (hotel and holiday home guests and VCS (ATE - Swiss Association for transport and environment) members pay half price; take identity documents).

Description

With a width of 340 meters and a height of 180 meters above ground, the pedestrian suspension bridge over the Gummi Gorge is one of the many attractions of the Panorama Trail Lake Thun. It links the villages of Aeschlen and Sigriswil and has become the new school route for children, with access to the bus connection from Sigriswil.

The path to Oberhofen then passes through yet more lovely countryside with a breathtaking panoramic vista of the Bernese Alps above the deep blue lake.

The first stretch is almost level but then the route passes through the forest, down towards Oberhofen. We reach the first houses in the commune of Blooch and find our way to the bathing beach or Oberhofen Castle.

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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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