Hiking on Glacier 3000

Glacier Walk

Explore the glacial world of Glacier 3000 – and enjoy a close-up experience of this unique natural phenomenon. These impressive scenes will stay in your memory for ever.

The Glacier Walk, a marked glacier path, starts directly next to the Scex Rouge mountain station. You'll gasp in amazement at the station itself as soon as you arrive. Designed by the architect Mario Botta, it embodies his absolutely unique style. An unforgettable feast for your taste buds – and your eyes! Guests at the Restaurant Botta enjoy a unique panoramic view of the Alpine peaks. But there will be plenty of eye candy on your plate, too – everything from light snacks to specialities of the cantons of Berne, Vaud and Valais.

For a slightly easier option, take the Ice Express chairlift down to the glacier first and then start your walk across the snow from there.

The hike takes you from Scex Rouge to the Restaurant Refuge l’Espace at the edge of the glacier, near the Quille du Diable. The location of Refuge l’Espace makes it probably one of the most spectacular mountain huts in the whole Alpine region. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn as you savour delicious regional specialities.

You can return to Scex Rouge on foot, or you can take the Glacier 3000 Snow Bus.

The highlight of this hike is the panoramic vista of 24 snow-clad 4,000-meter peaks and the glacier.

Journey Details

Duration 2 hours
Difficulty easy
Distance 4.8 Kilometres
Altitude difference 48 Metres
Arrival Take PostBus route 180 to the "Col-du-Pillon, Glacier 3000" stop. Then take the cable car to the Scex Rouge mountain station.
Return travel Take the cable car to return to the Col-du-Pillon, Glacier 3000 valley station. Take PostBus route 180 from the "Col-du-Pillon, Glacier 3000" stop to "Gstaad, 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. 12.180 Schönried–Gstaad–Col-du-Pillon, Glacier 3000–Les Diablerets

Route open all year

Bicycle transport

Bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair accessibility is guaranteed in the Postbus

All services are wheelchair-accessible. For information, please call 0848 100 222.

Contact details


PostBus Ltd
Engehaldenstrasse 39
3030 Berne