From Gruyère to Saanenland | 4 days

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From Schwarzsee and the imposing mountain peaks of the Fribourg Alps, this winter trekking with snowshoes leads to the wide Simmental with views of the great Bernese Oberland 3000 and 4000 meter peaks and ends in the heart of Saanenland, in glamorous Gstaad. Day after day, the route continues, crossing gentle passes, meandering through hidden valleys and allowing you to discover nature and the dreamy winter world. Cozy hotels ensure good rest and the luggage transport allows you to be on the road with a light daypack.

  • The lonely Euschelspass connects the idyllic Schwarzsee with dreamy Jaun
  • Over the gentle Hundsrügg with views of the mighty Bernese 3000 and 4000 meter peaks
  • From the Simmental to Sannenland, to romantic Lauenen and to sophisticated Gstaad

Continuous trail, little to moderately steep (WT1-WT2). Some surefootedness required.


Easy - active! Ideal trekking for beginners with light effort and a sweat on the brow from time to time. Do regular sport in preparation. Hiking times up to 4 hrs, up to approx. 700 m altitude difference.


6-10 guests per hiking guide

Meeting place

10.00 AM Schwarzsee Gypsera station (bus arrival 09.53 AM Gypsera station)


approx. 04.00 PM Gstaad train station


(depending on the date, an alternative choice of hotel with comparable services may occur)


The offer takes into account the current Covid-19 regulations of the FOPH. Please note the protection concept.

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4 days
3 possible dates
from 1385.- CHF
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28.01. - 31.01.2023
4 days
on request
Katrin Lüthi
1385.- CHF
25.02. - 28.02.2023
4 days
1385.- CHF
02.03. - 05.03.2023
4 days
few places left
Katrin Lüthi
1385.- CHF

Day 1 After the welcome in Gypsera and a short ride on the chairlift, the tour starts high above the Schwarzsee, whose name, according to legend, comes from the giant Gargantua, who is said to have washed his dirty feet in the water. The view into one of the wildest valleys of Switzerland, the Breccaschlund, is fascinating. The path climbs gently to the Euschelspass, past the rugged rocky peaks of the Spitzfluh, to dreamy Jaun. (Walking time without breaks: approx. 3 h, distance: 6.5 km, ascent/descent: 190/660 altitude meters).

Day 2 From the Jaun pass the route leads over a wide, gently snowed-in high moor landscape to the ridge of the Hundsrügg 2047m. The panorama is hard to beat: to the west the rocky jagged peaks of the Gastlosen, also known as the Swiss Dolomites, to the south and east the view of the Simmental and Saanenland and on the horizon the mighty peaks of Les Diablerets to the Wildhorn and Wildstrubel to Jungfrau, Mönch and Eiger. Then follows the descent to Sparenmoos and Zweisimmen. (Walking time without breaks: 9.2 km, ascent/descent: 640/510 altitude meters).

Day 3 The train facilitates the first ascent up the Bettelberg to the Leiterli. Leisurely it goes towards the Trütlisberg pass. The crossing gives a particularly beautiful view into the lonely Turbachtal. On the other side, far below, lies the dreamy "Louwenesee" and today's destination, Lauenen. (Walking time without breaks: 3.30 h, distance: 8.8 km, ascent/descent: 430/1140 altitude meters).

Day 4 Across open alpine pastures and through the sparse mountain forest the path climbs up to the broad ridge of Höje Wispile 1857 m or to Chrine 1660 m and from there it goes step by step down to the young Saane and to Gstaad. (Walking time without breaks: 3-4 h, distance: 7-8 km, ascent/descent: 620-750 altitude meters).

  • Guiding and support by hiking guide
  • Overnight stay with half board: 3x hotel (basis double room)
  • Daily luggage transfer from hotel to hotel at a value of CHF 70
  • Avalanche safety equipment (tranceiver, probe, shovel) at a value CHF 70
  • Welcome aperitif on day 1
  • Offsetting of CO2 emissions on the tour CHF 13.- (according to myclimate CO2 calculator)
  • Service fee legal travel guarantee (0.25% on offer price)
  • Arrival
  • Transportation (taxi/bus) approx. CHF 70.-
  • Snacks and drinks

Additional services:

  • Single room supplement CHF 130.-

Rental equipment

The rental equipment will be handed over at the meeting point:

  • Avalanche transceiver
  • Avalanche probe
  • Avalanche shovel

Technical equipment
  • Avalanche transceiver
  • Avalanche probe
  • Avalanche shovel
  • Snowshoes with binding and climbing aid
  • (Telescopic) ski poles
  • Gaiters (optional)
  • backpack approx. 30 l possibly with rain/snow cover
  • 1x ski jacket and 1x ski pants (Gore-Tex or similar material)
  • 1x soft shell and/or fleece jacket
  • 1x functional underwear short/long
  • 1x cap and 1x headband
  • 2x gloves (1x thin; 1x warm, wind- and waterproof)
  • 1x functional socks and 1x spare socks
  • Warm, robust winter hiking boots with stable sole or mountaineering boots
  • Clothing and shoes for the evening (accommodation & village life)
  • Personal toiletries, possibly earplugs
  • Breakfast and dinner at the hotel
  • Tea and lunch must be brought by yourself or can be bought in the hotel/village
  • Snacks (e.g. bars, dried fruits, dried meat)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun and lip cream (SPF 30 or more)
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)
  • Half fare Travelcard (if available)
  • Thermos bottle made of unbreakable material
  • Small pharmacy for personal needs
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