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Gemmi Pass

Kandersteg, Switzerland
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Ranked #2 of 3 attractions in Kandersteg
Type: Trails
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Montreux, Switzerland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

After taking a breath, you get in the cable car which goes fast and up, and up...When on the top, a tremendous view, a mountain restaurant where you can have a drink or more, and the you discover the alpine lake, covered with ice, which you can go round for a highly pleasant walk ! Going down on foot or...with... More

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Poulton-le-Fylde
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216 reviews 216 reviews
68 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We stopped off in Kandersteg during our train journey through the Swiss Alps. We were looking forward to snowshoe walking and a picturesque snow white village. Unfortunately there was only the remains of past snow thin on the ground that was otherwise icy from rain. We took the cable car up the steep climb towards Sunnbüel. It was lovely to... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We caught the 11:00AM Sunnbuel cable car up from Kandersteg and hiked main trail to the Gemmi Pass, where we enjoyed lunch (beer and roesti with a view of the Alps across the Rhone Valley). On the way back, we also stopped at Hotel Schwarenbach for beers. We caught the 4:30PM cable car back down to Kandersteg. That tells you... More

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Minehead, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Although I enjoy the walking and climbing moutains best of all, the Gemmi Pass has some paths suitable for all abilities to enjoy with lots of alpine flowers and amazing scenery plus some stunning waterfalls.

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Thoiry, France
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49 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We "cheated" by taking the gondola lift up to Gemmipass and then hiked up further a bit from there. We had a lot of snow but were lucky to see a herd of ibex. Gemmipass itself is a gondola station and looks like any other ski station, save for the incredible views over the vertical cliff in the direction back... More

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San Diego, CA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I was last here as a kid in 1976. I looked at these old 1976 photos in our album before returning in July 2013. I was shocked to see that they added HUGE electrical towers and power lines all over at the top that have completely destroyed the once spectacular view (Unfortunately I didn't take more photos of the ruined... More

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Buntingford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Long but so worth it for the views. Wonderful hotel en route and very friendly. Views of the lakes are incredible.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Great hiking up here but too snowy to be fun this month. I'd suggest waiting until July. Heavy spring snows has made for mushy conditions...beautiful!

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Montreux, Switzerland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We made a 8,5 km trek called Schneeschuhtrail Panoramaroute. Recommended for the lovers of mountains, snow and taking pics. Not very hard trail, but the marking of the route can be quite confusing sometimes. Take also a map with you before you start the trail ;)

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rpm1604
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Well maintained paths, but a lot of inclines to traverse on the way from the cable car at Kandersteg up to the end of the pass. Excellent restuarant at the top of the pass, where there's another cable car from the valley below (this is into the next Canton). The walk back to the cable-car is much easier, being a... More

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