Hike to Cheesery in the Alps Kandersteg Switzerland

Activity overview

A traditional and popular KISC hike, providing not only a rewarding hike but also a view into traditional Swiss Alpine culture.

This hike will take you up from the Centre to the Höh viewpoint. After that, we will start our way up through the forest, steep steps ahead will lead us to Golitschenalp where the Cheesery stands. Views of Thun and its lake will turn in front of us and we will learn how traditionally the cheesemakers of the valley works. You will also get the chance to try some of the freshly made products.

Schedule 

This is only a guide. Times might change according to the weather and the group’s ability.

08:30 Meet your guide at the Centre, have the equipment ready, and prepare to leave
08:45 Start your hike
10:00 Stop at the Höh viewpoint overlooking Kandersteg and across to Oeschinensee
12:30 Arrive at the Cheesery, learn about the cheese making process and sample some milk and cheese
13:00 Eat packed lunch at the Cheesery
13:30 Depart to head back to KISC
17:00 Arrive back at KISC
 
Pricing 
  • Price Adult: CHF 11.00
  • Price Child: CHF 11.00

Price includes: a KISC Guide and cheese and milk at the Cheesery.

Guest cancellation

  • Less than 7 days before activity: fee of 50% of the price per person
  • Less than 48 hours in advance: non-refundable
Important information 
  • This hike is not available on Sundays
  • A leader or responsible person over 18 years old must be present as part of the group
Equipment 

All participants must have everything on the list. If a participant does not have all of the required items, they will not be able to join the activity.

  • Rucksack - 20 to 40 litres
  • Hiking boots with ankle support (no trainers)
  • Waterproof jacket and waterproof trousers
  • Warm clothing - long trousers, fleece, warm hat and gloves (no jeans)
  • Sun protection - sun cream, sunglasses, sun hat
  • Water bottle - 2 litres
  • Food - packed lunch and snacks
  • Personal medication (asthma inhalers, etc.)
  • Pocket money (optional)
Awards & Badges 

You can get closer to achieving the following awards and badges, by completing this activity:

  • Hüttentest: Gölitschenalp Cheesery
  • Bronze Wanderrucksack: Höh
  • Eco Award
  • High Adventure Award
  • Swiss Explorer Award
  • KISC Challenge Award

More information about the awards and badges can be found here.

Activity

Season 
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Guidance 
Guided by KISC
Location 
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration 1 day
Difficulty 
TSA Terrain level 
1
Price adult 
CHF 11.00
Price child 
CHF 11.00
Programme theme 
High Adventure
Category 
Hiking
Suitability 
Scouts
Explorers
Group size 4 - 15
Minimum age limit 
from 10 years

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