Kandersteg - EggeschwandWalk 8035
Canton - Bern / Berne - Kandertal
Author - Lou Johnson
Length - 3.5 km / 2.2 miles
Ascent - 20 metres / 66 feet
Descent - nominal or unknown
Time - 1.00 hours
Grade - easy
An undemanding valley walk that follows the River Kander upstream from Kandersteg. The route passes farms and offers some good views of the surrounding mountains.
Start Kandersteg Railway Station. Regular trains from Spiez (with connections from Interlaken) and Brig. Also bus service from Frutigen. See Transport Map for the Kandertal Region.
End the valley station of the Luftseilbahn Kandersteg-Sunnbüel. From here buses can take you back to Kandersteg.
From the Railway Station, turn south along the road in front of the station building following the signs for the cable car to Allmenalp cable car station. At the southern end of the station turn right and follow the road under the railway. Stay on this road until it goes alongside the River Kander about 200 metres before the cable car station. Turn left off the road onto the riverside path.
This follows the river to reach the main road. Just before the road turn right on the continuing path that crosses meadows. You will see the Kandersteg-Sunnbüel cable car station on your left. Continue some way past this to reach a footpath junction. Turn left here and walk the short distance down to the road. Turn left along the road and the cable car station is a short way along on your right.
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