From Lake Lauenen to the Geltenhütte mountain hut

Legs of the circular hike: Lake Lauenen – Follhorn – Geltenhütte - Lake Lauenen

Experience this hike around Lake Lauenen, with a short detour to the Geltenhütte mountain hut – the stuff of dreams!

This circular tour starts at Lake Lauenen, located in a moorland nature reserve.

If you’re looking for your first refreshments, head to the popular mountain inn, Restaurant Lauenensee, for a beautiful sun terrace and fine cuisine. The hike begins with a steep climb up to Alp Kühtungel, across the flank of the mountain below the Follhorn.

The ascent continues below the Follhorn, with a ladder to help you climb over the precipice at the "Geltetrittli". But you'll soon reach the Geltenhütte mountain hut. You need to be careful and sure-footed for this section of the hike.

The downhill walk is another spectacular experience: you pass below and through a small waterfall, and immediately afterwards you glimpse the Geltenschuss waterfall thundering into the depths. The hike ends with a pleasant walk along the Geltenbach stream, bringing you back to Lake Lauenen.

Timetable information

View timetable online

Timetable 12.181 Gstaad–Lauenen–Lake Lauenen


For groups of 10 people or more, a reservation is required on the previous day until 16.00 h at the latest. Tel. 0848 100 222.

Travel dates/Validity

Route not open all year
Travel-date details/validity: view Timetable information

Bicycle transport

Bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle.
You can find more information at Biking and Postbus.

Special comments:
Reservations are mandatory.

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed

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

Contact details

PostBus Ltd
Tscharnerstrasse 37
3007 Berne

0848 100 222