Hiking & nature

Allmenalp–Usser Ueschinen–Kandersteg hiking route

A walk with fantastic views and a number of mountain huts

From the Allmenalp starting point, the route heads towards Alpschelen and then onwards to Usser Ueschinen. From there, you can enjoy a lovely view over Inner Ueschinen with its many mountain chalets. From Usser Ueschinen, the walk follows a gently curving trail back to Kandersteg.

Availability Today (Tuesday) open

16 May to 20 October 2020

Kandersteg-Allmenalp cable car operating times

Daily, every 15 minutes

16 May to 12 June 2020
08.30–17.00 hours

13 June to 16 August 2020
08.00–18.00 hours

17 August to 6 September 2020
08.30–18.00 hours

7 September to 18 October 2020
08.30–17.00 hours

If the weather is good, operations will continue until later in October.

Travel is possible at unscheduled times by arrangement.

Subject to change without prior notice


Kandersteg-Allmenalp aerial cableway

  • CHF 12.00 Adults, one-way
  • CHF 18.00 Adults, return
  • CHF 9.00 Concession*, one-way
  • CHF 14.00 Concession*, return
  • CHF 6.00 Children, one-way (aged 6 to 15.99)
  • CHF 9.00 Children, return (aged 6 to 15.99)
  • CHF 9.00 Groups**, one-way
  • CHF 14.00 Groups**, return

* Half-Fare travelcard, guest card, local residents, shareholders

** For groups of 10 or more. With groups of 10 or more, one person travels free.

Junior travelcard and Children’s Co-travelcard are not valid.

Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration


Route description

  • Distance: 8 km
  • Elevation difference: Allmenalp 1,723 m – Alpschelen 1,780 m – Usser Ueschinen 1,595 m – Kandersteg 1,176 m
  • Walking time: 2 hours 30 mins
  • Starting point: Allmenalp cable car mountain station

Special notes

The route can be followed in any weather. If you go along Ueschinenstrasse, this walk is also suitable for pushchairs.
The Allmenalp offers a range of opportunities for observing the Alpine fauna and flora. For paragliding enthusiasts, the area is a veritable El Dorado.

From the Allmenalp, you look over the “Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch” UNESCO world heritage site.

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Tomorrow fair weather 8/15°
Thursday partly cloudy 5/15°
Friday showers 5/13°
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