Bernese Mittelland

Gurnigel−Stockhorn hiking ticket

The hike from Gurnigel to Stockhorn is the epitome of a classic Alpine hike and offers magnificent views along the entire route. The hiking ticket includes journeys by Postbus and on the Stockhorn cable car.

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Two people with a dog on the hiking trail towards Alp Obernünenen

The impressive Gantrisch range rises from the area between the Gurnigel region and the Simmental, and features the striking rocky summit of the Stockhorn. Along this route, the classic Alpine hike takes you from Gurnigel to Stockhorn, where they can enjoy unique and breathtaking views of the Bernese Alps, Lake Thun and the Simmental.

Gurnigel−Stockhorn hiking ticket

The hiking ticket is available from 9 June to 31 October 2024 in the BLS online shopTarget not accessible, in BLS travel centers, on Postbuses on route 323 and in PostBus points of sale in Bern. If the weather and hiking trail conditions are good, the offer may be extended until mid-November. The following services are included in the ticket:

  • Postbus route 323: journey from Thurnen, Bahnhof to Gurnigel, Wasserscheide at 8.35 a.m.
  • Stockhorn cable car: journey down from Stockhorn to Erlenbach (last departure at 5.35 p.m.)

The outward journey to Thurnen and/or the return journey from Erlenbach are not included in the price.


Adults without reduced fare


Adults with Half Fare Travelcard


Adults with a GA Travelcard
only the downhill journey on the Stockhorn cable car is subject to a charge


Children aged 6 to 16


Children with a Junior Travelcard or Children’s Co-Travelcard

free of charge

Travel and route description

Travel to Thurnen from your departure station with BLS and then take the Postbus (route 323) to Gurnigel Wasserscheide at 8.35 a.m. The Alpine hike to the Stockhorn starts there.

The trail leads along an Alpine road to the Obernünenen Alp, where the ascent to the Leitere Pass at 1,904 m begins. This is where the actual mountain trail begins, beneath the impressive Gantrisch mountain range. Passing Chuelouenen and Stierenhütte, you arrive at Oberi Walalp. The route now leads to the last steep ascent along the north wall passage up to the ridge and finally to the Stockhorn. Here you can take in the stunning panorama.

After the hike, take the Stockhorn cable car down to Erlenbach im Simmental and take the train back to your place of departure from there. The last cable car down from the Stockhorn that connects to a train service in Erlenbach leaves at 5.35 p.m. 

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4 hrs 30 mins

Difficulty level



11.1 km

Altitude difference

+ 949 m / - 398 m

Outward journey

By Postbus at 8.35 a.m. from Thurnen, Bahnhof to Gurnigel, Wasserscheide

Return journey

With the Stockhorn cable car to Erlenbach im Simmental station (last cable car departure from Stockhorn at 5.35 p.m.)

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