Via ferrata Gantrisch

Via ferrata Gantrisch

Challenging in places, with vertical and slightly overhanging sections (categorised as a KS 4 climb). You do need to be quite fit, and certainly sure-footed with a good head for heights. Approach via the Gurnigel water divide, the start is just below the Leitern Pass. Six hours (there and back)...more

Romantic little Gantrisch lake

Romantic little Gantrisch lake

Little mountain lake at 1578 m. Until just a few years ago, the Gantrischseeli was almost entirely silted up, but now thanks to some very committed...more

Nature park and cross-country paradise

Nature park and...

45 km of cross-country ski trails for traditional skiing and skating...more

Hotel Restaurant Schwarzenbühl

Hotel Restaurant...

Panoramic view from the Jura deep into the Swiss Mittelland, a fog-free...more

Via ferrata Gantrisch

Challenging in places, with vertical and slightly overhanging sections (categorised as a KS 4 climb). You do need to be quite fit, and certainly sure-footed with a good head for heights. Approach via the Gurnigel water divide, the start is just below the Leitern Pass. Six hours (there and back) from the water divide. You can hire a via ferrata set from the Gurnigel mountain inn.

Via ferrata Gantrisch
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Romantic little Gantrisch lake

Little mountain lake at 1578 m. Until just a few years ago, the Gantrischseeli was almost entirely silted up, but now thanks to some very committed volunteers it is once again a rewarding place to come to for a short mountain walk. Start from the Untere Gantrischhütte at 1510 m. The path takes you past cows and goats into the nature conservation area around the lake. Don't forget your binoculars for spying out chamois!

Romantic little Gantrisch lake
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Nature park and cross-country paradise

45 km of cross-country ski trails for traditional skiing and skating combine the main departure points: Schwarzenbühl/Selital, Ottenleuebad and the Gurnigel water divide. The network is supplemented by several somewhat more demanding secondary routes. The cross-country ski trails with reliable snowfalls and views of the Gantrisch range, Lake Thun and the Alps are suitable for dedicated sportspersons as well as amateur cross-country skiers.

Peace, views, space, sun and lengthy distances – the Gantrisch cross-country ski region and beautiful pre-Alp landscapes along with the Gantrisch nature park, on the threshold to the city of Bern, is a most popular spot for top athletes and ski hikers alike.

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Hotel Restaurant Schwarzenbühl

Panoramic view from the Jura deep into the Swiss Mittelland, a fog-free zone! Hotel rooms and dormitories, Swiss cooking, in some cases using old-fashioned recipes. At the Schwarzenbühl, sport and leisure opportunities begin right outside the door!

Hotel Restaurant Schwarzenbühl
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