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Classic walk: Gemmipass Sunnbüel

The historic link between the Bernese Oberland and Valais offers spectacular views.

The starting point is either Kandersteg or Leukerbad. This mountain walk is impressive in either direction, and also suitable for families. From Kandersteg, the Kandersteg-Sunnbüel aerial cableway will take you to Sunnbüel. Via Spittelmatte, the route leads towards the Berghotel Schwarenbach, through the landscape of rôche moutonnées and down to the Daubensee (lake). The rocky slope then takes you up to the Gemmipass plateau, where you can enjoy the views out onto Valais’ giant mountains. 

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    From the mountain station of the Sunnbüel aerial cableway, you can undertake a variety of hikes and walks.

    Some suggestions:

    • Arvenseeli: Stroll to the three deep-blue little melt-water lakes. Duration, circular walk: approx. 1.5 hours
    • Gällihorn: Mountain trail to the look-out summit with views into Kandertal and the snow-covered peak of the Balmhorn. Option to descend into the Ueschinental Valley. Sunnbüel-Gällihorn: approx. 1.5 hours
    • Gurnigel: Descent past the Schwarzbach Ravine into the wildly romantic Gasterntal Valley and past the Kander-Klus waterfall to the valley station of the Sunnbüel aerial cableway. Duration: approx. 2 hours


    RailAway Offer – Gemmipass Walk

    Buy a return journey by public transport and benefit from 30% reduction on the ascent and descent.

    Included in the offer Price:

    • Variante 1: Kandersteg–Sunnbüel cableway and return  (30%).
    • Variante 2 (as of 29.06.2019): Kandersteg–Sunnbüel cableway (30%) and Gemmipass–Leukerbad cableway (30%)

    Reduced-price offer can be purchased either online or from the departure station.

    Prices cableway Kandersteg–Sunnbüel and cableway Gemmipass–Leukerbad

    • CHF 62.00 Adults
    • CHF 31.00 Children / GA / Half-Fare / Swisscart
    • CHF 6.00 Dogs

    Prices cableway Kandersteg–Sunnbüel retour

    • CHF 36.00 Adults
    • CHF 18.00 Children / GA / Half-Fare / Swisscart
    • CHF 6.00 Dogs


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

    Availability Today (Tuesday) open

    Offer valid from 30 May to 1st November 2020

    Kandersteg-Sunnbüel aerial cableway, summer

    30 May to 26 June 2020 08.30–17.00 hours
    27 June to 20 September 2020 08.00–18.00 hours
    21 September to 1st November 2020 08.30–17.30 hours

    Gemmibahn, summer

    30 May to 8 November 2020 08.30–17.00 hours
    5 and 6 October closed for technical work

    Subject to change without prior notice

    BLS suggestion

    After the hike, treat yourself to a break in the Leukerbad thermal baths

    Weather & webcam Today: overcast, light rain 8/11°

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    Tomorrow partly cloudy 8/14°
    Thursday partly cloudy 5/15°
    Friday showers 5/13°
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