Schwarenbach - Sunnbuel
Walk 8043

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Canton - Valais / Wallis - Leukerbad & Gemmipass

Canton - Bern / Berne - Kandertal

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 4.0 km / 2.5 miles

Ascent - 40 metres / 132 feet

Descent - 140 metres / 462 feet

Time - 1.00 hours

Grade - easy

Photo from the walk - Schwarenbach - Sunnbuel 
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This route from the Berghotel Schwarenbach offers an easy route through a wide valley. The walk offers some excellent mountain views on easy to follow paths.

Start the Berghotel Schwarenbach. No mechanical means of reaching here from the valley. Walk 8042 provides a very pleasant approach.

End the upper station of the Luftseilbahn Kandersteg-Sunnbüel. See Transport Map for the Kandertal Region.

This is a straightforward walk which crosses the border from Valais/Wallis into the Canton of Bern. Leave the Berghotel Schwarenbach and walk north on the path signed to Sunnbüel. Initially the route passes through a barren landscape but this soon changes as you begin to descend into a wide valley.

After Spittelmatte the views to the left of the Üschenegrat ridge improve. Reaching a junction of paths/tracks continue straight ahead climbing gently to the upper station of the cable car at Sunnbüel.

Suggested Maps

Landeskarte der Schweiz - 1:50000 - Sheet SW 5004 - Berner Oberland

Landeskarte der Schweiz - 1:50000 - Sheet SW5009 - Gstaad - Adelboden

Kandersteg Wanderkarte - 1:25000

 

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