Schwarenbach - SunnbuelWalk 8043
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
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.
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