Beach path from Spiez to Faulensee

Legs of the hike: Spiez, Regez parking area–Spiez Lido–Faulensee village

Hike from Spiez to Faulensee along this beach path by the shore of Lake Thun. Guaranteed: splendid sweeping views of the lake and mountains as you follow a route that is steeped in history.

Dating back over 100 years, the beach path is part of the Spiez circular hiking trail. Beside the blue waters of Lake Thun, the path takes you from Spiez to Faulensee village. 
Whether your passion is for stunning views, swimming or soccer, this path has plenty to delight you – and young would-be pirates will adore it too! 

The path takes you past a free-access lake bathing station called Schattenbad Spiez – and it lives up to its German name because it's a lovely, well-shaded spot. There are plenty of opportunities to benefit your health here: take a refreshing dip in Lake Thun, or try the Barefoot Adventure Trail that includes a balancing beam, water-treading and a barefoot "nature ladder". 

Or you can relive the "Spirit of Spiez" that was kindled here in 1954 at the time of the World Cup football competition. Back then, the beach path was even the focus of international attention. During the German national football team's stay at the Hotel Belvédère in Spiez, they built up their strength on the beach path – helping them to score a sensational victory in the World Cup: the "Miracle of Berne". 

Tiny tots will also be keen on this walk – especially when they discover the opportunity to be a pirate for a day! The "Piratenbucht" or Pirates' Bay playground in Faulensee is the perfect place for them to realize their ambition. Incidentally, the path is also suitable for pushchairs and prams.

Journey Details

Duration 40 min
Difficulty easy
Distance 2.7 Kilometres
Altitude difference 8 Metres
Arrival Take PostBus route 65 to "Spiez, Parkplatz Regez".
Return travel Take PostBus route 65 from "Faulensee, Dorf" to "Spiez, Bahnhof".

Additional information

Buy ticket

Buy your ticket from the SBB Shop or SBB Mobile app. You can also buy a ticket from the driver, at all ticket terminals, PostBus sales offices and at the counter of your nearest railway station.

Additional ticketing apps and online shops can be found in our overview.

Timetable / travel information

You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online here.

Timetable no. 31.065 Spiez–Faulensee

Route open all year

Bicycle transport

Bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair accessibility is guaranteed in the Postbus

Contact details


PostBus Ltd
Engehaldenstrasse 39
3030 Berne