Gasterntal Kandersteg Switzerland

Activity overview

Enjoy a hike through this beautiful valley and absorb some amazing scenery. This hike is suitable for all ages, especially those looking for a relaxing day of hiking.

Take the bus to Selden, a steep mountain road which in itself is a fun adventure! From there, head further up the valley where you can enjoy views of Kandersteg’s snow-capped peaks and ancient glaciers. The rest of the day is a leisurely cruise downhill to the Centre.

Schedule 

This is only one of the recommended time suggestions. Times might change according to the weather and the group’s ability.

08:30 Check equipment, and prepare to leave
08:50 Take a bus up to Selden at the upper part of Gasterntal
09:30 Start hiking up following Kander left bank. Stop in Heimritz and continue until the bridge at 1'724 m.
11:00 Start hiking back to Selden through Tangelwald (right Kander ban
12:00 Arrive back to Selden and have lunch
13:00 Hike down to Kandersteg. Stop in at Swiss mountain restaurant Waldhus
17:00 Arrive back to KISC

 

Pricing 

If you wish to take the bus to Selden, you will need to book it in advance as it is likely to become fully booked. You can request the bus through the online form under the name ,,Bus to Selden".  The bus price is as follows:

  • Price Adult: CHF 12.50
  • Price Child: CHF 8.50

Guest Cancellation: the guest cancellation policy for the bus can be found here.

Important information 
  • Before your departure, you need to fill in the Route Card
  • Before departing, please check at Reception for the route conditions as they are reviewed regularly.
Equipment 
  • Comfortable rucksack
  • Boots with ankle support (no trainers)
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Water bottle (minimum 1 litre, 2 litres in hot weather)
  • Warm clothing (long trousers, fleece, no jeans)
  • Sun hat and a warm hat
  • Gloves
  • Special medication if needed
  • Suncream
  • Sunglasses
  • Packed food
  • Money
  • First Aid Kit
  • Hiking Map, Compass & Whistle
  • Mobile Phone
Awards & Badges 

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

  • Silver Wanderrucksack: Gastereholz
  • Gold Wanderrucksack: Alpetli
Go Eco!

This hike can be even more enjoyable when learning about the environment around you. The self-guided booklet below can help you explore the Alps the eco way. 

Attachments 
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PDF icon gasterntal_eco_hike_2017.pdf2.11 MB

Activity

Season 
Autumn (Sep, Oct, Nov)
Spring (Mar, Apr, May)
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Availability 
01.06.2019 to 30.10.2019
Guidance 
Self-guided
Location 
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration 1 day
Difficulty 
Price adult 
Free
Price child 
Free
Programme theme 
Eco Adventure
High Adventure
Category 
Hiking
Suitability 
Cubs
Scouts
Explorers
Rovers
Group size no limit
Minimum age limit 
No age limit

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