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: KISC Guide, Cheese and milk at the Cheesery

Price does not include: Packed lunch

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 and Sundays
  • A leader or responsible person over 18 years old must be present as part of the group
Equipment 
  • Rucksack - lightweight and water resistant
  • Hiking boots with ankle support - trainers or shoes without ankle support are not acceptable
  • Waterproof jacket waterproof trousers
  • Water bottle (minimum 1 litre, 2 litres in hot weather)
  • Warm clothing (long trousers and fleece, no jeans)
  • Sun protection (hat, suncream and sunglasses)
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves
  • Special medication (asthma inhalers, etc.)
  • Packed food
  • Pocket money (optional)​
Awards & Badges 

By completing this activity, you can get closer to achieving the following Awards and Badges: 

  • Hüttentest: Gölitschenalp Cheesery
  • Bronze Wanderrucksack: Höh

Activity

Season 
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Availability 
01.07.2019 to 04.09.2019
Guidance 
Guided by KISC
Location 
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration 1 day
Difficulty 
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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