Gürbetaler Höhenweg
Gürbetaler Höhenweg

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Gürbetaler Höhenweg

Gürbetaler Höhenweg

Kehrsatz–Wattenwil

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Gürbetaler Höhenweg

Gürbetaler Höhenweg

A perfect 27 km hike along the Gürbetaler Höhenweg Path close to the city of Berne, leading along the Längenberg and Gürbental valley. An ideal hike for those who enjoy views of the distant Alps and have a cultural interest in farmhouses.
Starting point for this hike is Kehrsatz. Following a short climb on the flanks of the Längenberg, the Gürbetaler Höhenweg Path gently leads up and down on a natural trail through fertile land and woods. Dreamlike, untouched landscapes meet the eye of hikers, with stunning snow-capped mountains in the distance and beautiful old farmhouses, further embellished with floral decoration.

Attractions underway are the Falebach Weiler – best-kept hamlet on the Längenberg – and the Pfaffenloch; an accessible cave surrounded by might walls of sandstone, in which rare birds nest. Picnic spots, seating banks and numerous guesthouses cordially invite one to stop, enjoy and take in the scenery.

In Riggisberg the path leads on from the Abegg Foundation towards the simple church above the village. Showpieces include the stained glass windows, most of which are pre-Reformation. Then it's on towards Burgistein and up to Heimenried, the highest point along the hike (900 m). Located in the hamlet of Grundbach is one of several cheese-making dairies in the region, producing world-class quality cheese. The trail continues in a wide arc across meadows and through the forest to take us to Wattenwil, the final destination on our hiking route.
A perfect 27 km hike along the Gürbetaler Höhenweg Path close to the city of Berne, leading along the Längenberg and Gürbental valley. An ideal hike for those who enjoy views of the distant Alps and have a cultural interest in farmhouses.
Starting point for this hike is Kehrsatz. Following a short climb on the flanks of the Längenberg, the Gürbetaler Höhenweg Path gently leads up and down on a natural trail through fertile land and woods. Dreamlike, untouched landscapes meet the eye of hikers, with stunning snow-capped mountains in the distance and beautiful old farmhouses, further embellished with floral decoration.

Attractions underway are the Falebach Weiler – best-kept hamlet on the Längenberg – and the Pfaffenloch; an accessible cave surrounded by might walls of sandstone, in which rare birds nest. Picnic spots, seating banks and numerous guesthouses cordially invite one to stop, enjoy and take in the scenery.

In Riggisberg the path leads on from the Abegg Foundation towards the simple church above the village. Showpieces include the stained glass windows, most of which are pre-Reformation. Then it's on towards Burgistein and up to Heimenried, the highest point along the hike (900 m). Located in the hamlet of Grundbach is one of several cheese-making dairies in the region, producing world-class quality cheese. The trail continues in a wide arc across meadows and through the forest to take us to Wattenwil, the final destination on our hiking route.
27 km | 1 Stage
1050 m | 1050 m
8 h 00 min
easy (hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Kehrsatz
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Hints

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An app and a detailed prospect about the Gürbetaler Höhenweg exist. The prospect can be ordered through the Naturpark Gantrisch.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Wattenwil, Bären
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Contact

Naturpark Gantrisch
Schlossgasse 13
3150 Schwarzenburg
Tel. +41 (0)31 808 00 20
info@gantrisch.ch
www.gantrisch.ch

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Oberulmiz
Oberulmiz
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Places

Riggisberg
Riggisberg
Wattenwil
Wattenwil
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Places of interest

Abegg Foundation
Abegg Foundation
Gantrisch Nature Park
Gantrisch Nature Park
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