Gasterntal Kandersteg Switzerland

Activity overview

Enjoy a guided hike through this beautiful valley and absorb some amazing scenery. This is our easiest guided hike, ideal for younger Scouts.

We take the bus to Selden, a steep mountain road which in itself is a fun adventure! From there we head further up the Gastern valley where you can enjoy views of Kandersteg’s snow-capped peaks and ancient glaciers. The rest of the day is a leisurely walk downhill to the Centre. It is suitable for all ages, especially those looking for a relaxing day of hiking.

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 equipment ready, and prepare to leave
08:50 Take a bus up to Selden at the upper part of the Gastern valley
09:30 Start hiking along the Kander river left bank. Stop in Heimritz and continue until the bridge at 1724m. 
11:00 Start hiking back to Sedlen through Tangelwald (Kander river right bank) 
12:00 Arrive back in Selden and have lunch
13:00 Hike down to Kandersteg. Stop in a Swiss mountain restaurant Waldhaus
17:00 Arrive back at KISC
Pricing 
  • Price Adult: CHF 18.00
  • Price Child: CHF 18.00

Price includes: a KISC Guide and bus to Selden

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:

  • Silver Wanderrucksack: Gastereholz
  • Gold Wanderrucksack: Alpetli
  • 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 
0
Price adult 
CHF 16.50
Price child 
CHF 16.50
Programme theme 
High Adventure
Category 
COVID Secure
Hiking
Suitability 
Cubs
Scouts
Group size 4 - 15
Minimum age limit 
from 10 years

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