Hiking & nature

Kandersteg circular trails

The circular walking trails through the village offer an attractive alternative if the weather is poor or if you are suffering from tired legs.

Kandersteg is some 4 km in length and runs parallel to the River Kander. Enjoy the views of the surrounding treetops and the UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are also three barrier-free circular walking trails to choose from.

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    Kandersteg circular trails

    There are three different routes to choose from, each passing by interesting parts of the village. The 26 stopping points are all well signposted and very easy to explore thanks to the helpful brochure featuring pictures and text descriptions.

    Walking time: 1–2 hours depending on the route

    All year round. Parts of the trails are suitable for buggies or wheelchairs.

    Kandersteg circular trails brochure: The brochure is available free of charge from the Tourist Center Kandersteg or the BLS Travel Centre, or you can download it as a PDF using the link below.

    Barrier-free circular walking trails

    The barrier-free circular trails feature three different difficulty levels. These are based on the requirements set out by Mobility International Switzerland (MIS) in collaboration with the Swiss Hiking Trail Federation and described in its written materials.

    • Circular trail 441 Wageti circular trail Level of difficulty: easy, practically level, a brief incline Walking time: approx. 1.5 hours Route: 4 kilometres
    • Circular trail 442 Oeschigässli-Kander circular trail Level of difficulty: medium, light continuous incline at beginning Walking time: approx. 1.5 hours Route: 3.5 kilometres
    • Circular trail 443 Oeschiwald circular trail Level of difficulty: difficult, frequent inclines/declines, predominantly natural paths Walking time: approx. 1.5 hours Route: 2.7 kilometres

    Accessibility: the trails’ suitability for wheelchair-users is guaranteed from May to October.

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      The circular trails are accessible all year round.

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      Travel by train to Kandersteg. The starting points of the three circular hiking trails are located directly at Kandersteg railway station.

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