Hiking & nature

Allmenalp “via ferrata” route

Not suitable for those with a fear of heights

Climb along one of the most spectacular via ferrata routes in Switzerland: the via ferrata trail on the Allmenalp. As soon as you join the trail, you climb straight up the 350-metre-high wall of the Allmifluh cliff. This is the key stage of the entire via ferrata, with the most spectacular section being the route down and across the overhanging cliff face.

Availability Today (Friday) open

The via ferrata is open every day from the start of June to around the middle of October.

Kandersteg-Allmenalp cable car operating times

Daily, every 15 minutes

18 May to 14 June 2019
08.30–17.00 hours

15 June to 18 August 2019
08.00–18.00 hours

19 August to 8 September 2019
08.30–18.00 hours

9 September to 20 October 2019
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


Via ferrata equipment

Via ferrata equipment can be hired from the sporting goods shops in Kandersteg and also directly from the Allmenalp cable car valley station. The hire price is CHF 25.00 per person per day.

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


With the four thundering waterfalls of the Allmibach mountain stream, its two Nepalese bridges (each made of just three cables) and the zip-wire that carries you high above the water, the Allmenalp via ferrata is an unforgettable experience.

After completing the route, you can top up your energies in the cosy “Allmen-Beizli” restaurant with an afternoon snack platter or other light meal as you enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of the mountain backdrop.

You can then take the Allmenalp cable car for the easy trip back to Kandersteg.

Tour notes

Walking/climbing time: 3 to 3.5 hours
Height difference: ascent 550 m (via ferrata 350 m)
Difficulty: K4 (1 = easy, 5 = difficult)

Special notes

Via ferrata equipment can be hired from the sporting goods shops in Kandersteg and also directly from the Allmenalp cable car valley station.

Details of the via ferrata route

From the Allmenalp you have a view over the“Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch” UNESCO world heritage site.

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