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 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. It is suitable for all ages, especially those looking for a relaxing day of hiking.


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

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



Price Adult: CHF 16.50

Price Child: CHF 16.50

Price includes: KISC Guide, bus ticket to Selden

Price does not include: Meals during the hike (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 Sundays
  • A leader or responsible person over 18 years old must be present as part of the group
  • 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
  • Personal medication if needed
  • Suncream
  • Sunglasses
  • Packed food
  • Money
Awards & Badges 

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

  • Silver Wanderrucksack: Gastereholz
  • Gold Wanderrucksack: Alpetli


Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
01.07.2019 to 05.09.2019
Guided by KISC
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration 1 day
TSA Terrain level 
Price adult 
CHF 16.50
Price child 
CHF 16.50
Programme theme 
High Adventure
Group size 4 - 15
Minimum age limit 
from 10 years