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Address: Kandersteg 3954, Switzerland
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Spectacular hike

This is a moderate hike with a good combo of both ascending and descending climbs. Be sure to take water with you! We took bus from the Kandersteg Bahnhof (free with hotel... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 31, 2016
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Springboro, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

This is a moderate hike with a good combo of both ascending and descending climbs. Be sure to take water with you! We took bus from the Kandersteg Bahnhof (free with hotel discount card) to the Sunnbuel lift and then over to the Gemmi pass. We saw all ages of hikers, strollers, and wheelchairs along the way. As a novice... More 

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Buntingford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic hiking area. Take the Sonnbuel cable car to be found at the edge of the Village, easy walking distance or catch the bus from the train station. A wonderful area. Choose a clear day for the best experience.

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Riga Region, Latvia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

Amazing views to explore the beauty of mountains. Can walk during winter also. we needed less as 6 hrs both ways with a lunch at the gemmi pass restaurant.

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

Great walk, even in the snow - difficult in places when the weather is wintry so go prepared. Well worth the walk for lunch at Schwarenbach Hotel

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016

We had great fun in Kandersteg. Stayed 3 nights in winter. We are not skiers but really enjoyed a range of winter activities including curling, hiking and sledging down the mountain. Highly recommend a visit to Kandersteg.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2015

We 'winter' hiked from Sunnbuel to the Gemmipass and back again on Christmas day in glorious sunshine. It was also the first day of the season for the Sunnbuel cable car. The whole path was well 'pisted' and signed (purple coloured poles and some signs). There was no need for snowshoes or other footwear apart from good winter hiking boots.... More 

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Burton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2015

This is a delightful walk taken by both Mark Twain and Whymper. To avoid the rigors of the initial climb and steep descent that faced the merchants travelling from the Valais to the Bernese Oberland or vice versa, there are in place two cable cars that take you from the villages of Kandersteg or Leukerbad to the actual trail. Half... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2015

This hike at the top of a tram was stupendous, wonderful fall colors and peaceful meadows. The high Daubensee was worth the effort at the foot of Gemmi Pass, and it would be great to arrange a stay at the high hotels.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2015

It is a fantastic hike Leukerbad to Sunnbüe/Kandersteg - around the Daubensee, some quiet areas that are truly scenic. I would prefer doing Leukerbad to Kandersteg simply because it is quite a hike up the other way!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2015

We chose to hike to Gemmi Pass from Kandersteg. It's a 30 minute walk from the railway station to the cableway to Sunnbuhl. The gondola ride is about 25 minutes and it takes you to the Sunnbuhl valley where it is an easy five mile walk to Gemmi Pass. The views from the pass are worth the hike. As an... More 

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