Reichenbach im Kandertal Valley–Kiental–Griesalp
From Reichenbach the post bus climbs up the steepest PostBus route (28 % gradient) to Griesalp in the Kien valley. Experience the natural beauty of this area and enjoy some very attractive hikes.
Reichenbach in the Kandertal valley is starting point of most spectacular PostBus trips, and here the Kiental–Griesalp route commences. (PostBus stop Reichenbach i.K., Bahnhof). And with as much as 28-degree climb, it’s the steepest PostBus stretch! Before the backdrop of the mighty Blüemlisalphorn lays Griesalp, situated in the UNESCO World Heritage: Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch territory. Be prepared for some great highlights on this scenic trip!
From the Kiental village a chairlift brings you to the Berghaus Ramslauenen mountain guesthouse (PostBus stop Kiental, Ramslauenen). The mountain station also represents your starting point for trips to the region’s sled path and ski runs in winter.
Along the PostBus route you will find the PostBus Griesalp adventure trail. During the approximately two-hour hike you will experience the four elements earth, fire, water and air at 13 stations. From a platform you see the steep curves of the PostBus route directly underneath you. In addition, there is a photo stop overlooking Lake Tschingel, a climbing wall and a weather-protected barbecue station.
The Adventure Trail is a project of Kiental-Reichenbach Tourism in conjunction with PostBus and was financed by sponsors.
During summer, the so-called «Guggerwäg» cuckoo path permits you insight into the animal world of the Kiental valley, and the «Kien Zappel» round-path and introduction to a story tale world. Passing the impressive Tschingel Lake (PostBus stop Kiental, Tschingel), PostBus then winds its way up to the Griesalp along narrow, bending roads.
And along the route it’s only fair to mention there are countless theme paths, such as the Kiental valley sayings path that takes you to the scene of some spooky legends. Waterfalls and what’s known as witch’s cauldron (Hexenkessel) line the wildwater trail, and the sculpture trail unites the topics of art and water.
Loads of attractive hiking routes are yours to enjoy on the Griesalp (PostBus stop Griesalp, Kurhaus), besides mountain farming and a nature trail that bring you closer to understanding the culture and nature of the region. Particularly popular with well-practised hikers are tours over the Hohtürli to Lake Oeschinen and on to Gspaltenhorn - or via Sefinenfurgge to the Sefinental valley. Or choose one of the circular hikes Griesalp–Christihubel–Griesalp or Griesalp–Gamchi–Griesalp. After a day of hiking full of impressions you can treat yourself to refreshments and meals at the Berggasthaus Golderli, Griesalp Hotels, Naturfreundehaus Gorneren or the Berghaus Bundalp.
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Route not open all year
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Reservations are required for some departures. See timetable.
Bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle.
You can find more information at Biking and Postbus.
Limited number of seats. Reservations recommended for bicycles are required. Tel. 0848 100 222
No Bicycle transport between Tschingel and Griesalp possibile
Limited wheelchair access to the postbus
All routes between Reichenbach i.K. and Ramslauenen are wheelchair accessible.
Reservation required between Ramslauenen and Griesalp at least 3 hours before departure (Tel. 0848 100 222 during office hours)
Telephone0848 100 222
Gorneren Naturefriends Hostel (Naturfreundehaus Gorneren) offers a variety of à-la-carte dishes. And you can also do a spot of shopping here in the Gorneren "Lädeli" (shopette). There is a playground directly in front of the building where children will have plenty of fun.
The Hostel's days off are Monday and Tuesday.
Pure nature, the life and work of mountain farmers and plenty more is discovered with close-up views along this delightful learning path. Read, watch, touch, feel, listen and learn – with informative stops along the way that bring you just that bit closer to understanding the natural beauty of the surrounding flora, fauna, geology, mountain forests and streams, Alpine farming and naturally cheese production.
At the end of your hike, relax on the sun terrace of the Golderli Mountain Guesthouse. The restaurant and the pension are open all year long.
After an adventurous PostBus ride and arrival at Griesalp, you can stop at one of the five Griesalp hotels and the restaurants Rastpintli, Berghaus as well as the self-service "Rocky Grieshouse".
Main attraction in the beautiful Suldtal valley is the imposing 81 meter-high Pochten Falls. From Suld, you reach the falls by means of a narrow and somewhat steep path on a 15-minute walk.
Telephone+41 33 654 14 24
The rustic restaurant offers a traditional cuisine with regional specialities. Enjoy your meal on the beautiful terrace in the middle of the Suldtal nature reserve.
www.restaurant-pochtenfall.ch (in German)
Following a storm on the Tschingelalp back in 1972, the small Tschingelsee lake came into being. Meanwhile, it’s slowly drying up and since 1987 stands under protection in the form of nature reserve.
Along the «Guggerwäg» wildlife path you learn some interesting facts about the behaviour of the «Gugger» better known as cuckoo, as well as other birds species. The purpose of the no-hunting zone is also revealed, together with plenty more about the natural inhabitants here. Walking time: 1 and a half hours.
Telephone+41 33 676 22 26
Experience the power of water in its original form. The wildwater trail takes you past deep gorges, thundering waterfalls, steep & craggy faces of rock and the so-called Hexenkessel (witch’s cauldron) up to the Griesalp region. Walking time: approx. I hour.
3713 Reichenbach i. K.
Telephone+41 33 676 35 35
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