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Hiking ticket Gurnigel–Stockhorn

The Alpine path classic from the Gantrisch region to the Stockhorn peak with fantastic views

The impressive Gantrisch chain rears its head between the Gurnigel region and Simmental. It also includes the striking rocky peak of the Stockhorn. The Alpine path classic Gurnigel-Stockhorn runs along this chain. The views of the Bernese Alpine world, the Lake Thun and Simmental are unique and breathtaking. Your reward is the magnificent panorama from the 2190 m high Stockhorn.

Benefit from an attractive special ticket, which includes the Postbus ride and the descent with the Stockhorn cable car at a special price.

Daily programme

Arrival

Travel from your departure station with the BLS to "Thurnen". Here you change to the Postbus line 323 and travel to "Gurnigel Wasserscheide", which is the the starting point of your hike.

The following services are included in the hiking ticket:

  • Postbus: outward journey Thurnen railway station-Gurnigel Wasserscheide (Line 323)
  • Stockhornbahn: descent Stockhorn-Erlenbach

Recommendation

We recommend that you plan your journey so that you can connect with the post bus at 8.35 am from Thurnen. This guarantees that you have enough time for the hike incl. rest periods and not to miss the last descent with the Stockhorn cable car at 5.35 pm.

Hike

The path initially runs along an asphalted and then gravel Alpine road to Alp Obernünene. After this, the ascent to the Leiterepass to 1904 m begins. Once you have arrived at the pass, you will be rewarded with a fantastic view. Only now does the actual Alpine path to the gigantic Gantrisch chain begin. After passing Chuelouenen and Stierehütte, you will reach Oberi Walalp. You can buy a fine piece of Bernese Alpine cheese AOP at the organic Demeter alp, which is dotted with dairy cattle, cows, Alpine pigs and chickens.

The route now runs from Oberi Walalp to the final steep ascent along the north face passage on the Grat and finally to Stockhorn. Here you will be greeted by a glorious panorama just waiting to be enjoyed.

Key data

Route Gurnigel Wasserscheide – Leiterepass – 
Oberi Walap – Stockhorn  
Distance  11.1 km
Hiking time
4 hours 30 minutes
Degree of difficulty medium
Height difference + 949 m / - 398 m 

Return trip

After the hike, you will travel by a cable car from the Stockhorn peak to "Erlenbach im Simmental". After walking about 20 minutes to the station, the BLS will bring you back to your home station. The last descent of the Stockhorn cable car with train connection in Erlenbach is at 17.35.

Availability

The hiking ticket "Gurnigel-Stockhorn" is available from 10 June to 31 October 2023.

Given good weather and hiking path conditions, the offer can be extended until mid-November.

Subject to alterations

Rates

Hiking ticket

  • CHF 57.00 Adults without reduction
  • CHF 28.50 Adults with Half Fare Travelcard
  • CHF 16.00 Adults with GA Travelcard only descent with Stockhorn cable car is subject to a charge
  • CHF 28.50 Children (6 to 15.99 years)
  • free Children with Junior Travelcard and Children’s Co-Travelcard

 

The following services are included in the hiking ticket:

  • Postbus: outward journey Thurnen station – Gurnigel Wasserscheide
  • Stockhorn cable car: Descent Stockhorn – Erlenbach

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Notes:

  • Travel to Thurnen or from Erlenbach is not included in the price.
  • The hiking ticket is only available for the Postbus connection from Thurnen, station from 8.35 p.m. 
  • No further discounts are granted to groups.
  • The transport services (Postbus, aerial cable car, BLS) are free for children with a Junior Travelcard or Co-Travelcard.

 

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

Experience report Travelita

Anita Brechbühl, better known as Travelita, wrote an experience report about the high-altitude hike from Gurnigel to Stockhorn in the summer of 2021:

While the high-altitude hike starts in the Gurnigel area, the Thurnen train station is the actual starting point of the tour. And it is precisely in this tranquil village in the middle of the Gürbe Valley that I grew up. From here, the post bus line 323 transports people who love hiking to the magnificent heights of the Gantrisch Nature Park. Read more

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