Reichenbach in Kander Valley–Kien Valley–Griesalp
From Reichenbach the post bus climbs up the steepest PostBus route in Europe (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 in Europe! 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.
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. And following an impressive day’s hike there’s no better place to be spoilt and rest weary legs than the Berggasthaus Golderli, Griesalp Hotelzentrum or Berghaus Bundalp mountain guesthouses.
Purchase your ticket easily in the PostBus App.
Route not open all year
Travel-date details/validity: view Timetable information
Limited number of bicycle transport fixtures in/on the vehicle
Limited number of seats. Reservation recommended. Tel. 0848 100 222
No Bicycle transport between Tschingel and Griesalp possibile
Limited wheelchair access to the postbus
not all services are wheelchair-accessible. For information, please call 0848 100 222
Special arrangements possible. No wheelchair-accessible between Tschingel and Griesalp possibile
Ramslauenen–Griesalp: advance booking at least three hours prior to departure
- Explore the area of the Kiental–Griesalp Route on foot on Via Alpina
Section 12 Lauterbrunnen–Griesalp
Section 13 Griesalp–Kandersteg
- on the Lötschberg Panorama Trail
Section 1 Kiental–Kandersteg
- and on the well-marked hiking trail system
- or by mountain bike on the Alpine Bike Route
Section 13 Interlaken–Adelboden
0848 100 222
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