Loichi Kugelweg Lauchernalp

Playful hiking fun for the whole family

The wooden balls for the ball runs are available at several distribution points for 5 francs each.

By public transport, you can reach Lauchernalp from Bern in just 110 minutes. From Bern or Brig, the RegioExpress takes you directly to Goppenstein. From there the post bus takes you to the valley station in Wiler.

Route description

The hiking trail starts at the mountain station of the Lauchernalp cable car. From the mountain station, the trail winds through the cool Baanwald forest down to the village of Wiler to the Gsteinät recreation centre. The stations are well marked and easy to find.

The wooden balls for the ball runs are available at the following places for CHF 5.00 / piece: 

  • Ticket office, valley station of cable car, Wiler
  • Tourist Info Lötschental, Wiler
  • Recreation centre Gsteinät, Wiler 
  • Ticket office, mountain station of cable car, Lauchernalp 
  • Panoramic Restaurant Lauchernalp

Key information

Hiking route Lauchernalp–Wiler (Gsteinät)
Distance Approx. 5 km
Duration  Approx. 1.5 hours, pure hiking time
Elevation difference + 85 m / - 655 m
Degree of dfficulty easy
Catering options
Sights along the way Alpine Village playground beneath the Lauchernalp and playground at the "Gsteinät" recreation centre in Wiler

Availability Today (Wednesday) open


Daily from 8 June to 27 October 2024

Operating hours cable car Wiler-Lauchernalp

8 June to 27 October 2024 08.25–18.25 hours
13 July to 18 August 2024 08.25–20.25 hours

Subject to change without prior notice


Wiler-Lauchernalp cable car

  • CHF 20.00 Adults, one-way
  • CHF 10.00 Concession*, one-way

 * GA travelcard, Half-Fare travelcard, children aged 6 to 15.99, Junior travelcard and Children’s Co-travelcard are valid

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

How to get there

Travel comfortably by train to Goppenstein. From Goppenstein station the post bus (direction Blatten/Fafleralp) takes you to «Wiler, valley station», in about 10 minutes. Now take the cable car to Lauchernalp. Return journey by post bus from the stop «Wiler, Gschteinät».

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