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 trail 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.


Enjoying sporty activity in nature! Tour with some effort and a sweat on the brow from time to time. Do regular sport in preparation. Do regular sport in preparation. Hiking time without rests 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)


Private tours on your desired date we gladly will organize for you. Get in contact with us.

Learn more about the technical and physical requirements.

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4 days
4 possible dates
from 1385.- CHF
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18.01. - 21.01.2024
4 days
1385.- CHF
01.02. - 04.02.2024
4 days
on request
1385.- CHF
08.02. - 11.02.2024
4 days
1385.- CHF
24.02. - 27.02.2024
4 days
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 path climbs gently to the Euschelspass, past the rugged rocky peaks of the Spitzfluh, and leads to dreamy Jaun, the only German-speaking community in the Gruyère district (walking time without rests: approx. 3 h, distance: 6.5 km, ascent/descent: 310/760 altitude meters).

Day 2 From the Jaunpass, the route leads over a wide, gently snow-covered high moor landscape, typical of the region, to the ridge of the Hundsrügg 2047 m. The panorama is hard to beat: to the west the rocky jagged peaks of the Gastlosen, which are also known as the Swiss Dolomites, to the south and east the view into the Simmental and Saanenland and on the horizon the mighty peaks of Les Diablerets to the Wildhorn and Wildstrubel to the Jungfrau, Mönch and Eiger. Then follows the descent to Sparenmoos. The shuttle takes you down to Lenk (walking time without rests: 4 h, distance: 9.2 km, ascent/descent: 660/530 altitude meters).

Day 3 The cable car makes the first ascent up Bettelberg to the Leiterli easier. The route leads leisurely towards the Trütlisberg pass. The pass offers a particularly beautiful view of the limestone cliffs of the Vaud Alps. Far below lies the dreamy "Louwenesee" and today's destination, Lauenen (walking time without rests: 3.30 h, distance: 8.8 km, ascent/descent: 430/1010 altitude meters).

Day 4 Across alpine pastures and through the mountain forest, the trail climbs up to the broad ridge of Höje Wispile 1857 m. Enjoy the magnificent panorama once again before the route leads step by step down to Feutersoey to the young river Saane. After a short ride in the bus, the tour ends in glamorous Gstaad (walking time without rests: 3.30 h, distance: 7.8 km, ascent/descent: 650/750 altitude meters).

  • Guiding and support by hiking guide
  • Overnight stay with half board: 3x hotel (basis double room)
  • Avalanche safety equipment (tranceiver, probe, shovel) at a value CHF 70
  • Daily luggage transfer from hotel to hotel at a value of CHF 75
  • Welcome aperitif on day 1
  • Offsetting of CO2 emissions on the tour CHF 12.- (according to myclimate CO2 calculator)
  • Service fee legal travel guarantee (0.25% on offer price)
  • Arrival
  • Transportation (postbus, taxi, cable cars) approx. CHF 75 (SBB half fare basis)
  • Snacks and drinks

Additional services:

  • Single room supplement CHF 120

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. 30l with straps to fasten snowshoes
  • 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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