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St. Stephan Loop

Gravelbike · Saanen
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Varied tour from St. Stephan, up the Rüwlispass and Horneggli, via Saanenmöser, Zweisimmen and back to St. Stephan with single trail sections.
difficult
Distance 30.5 km
3:24 h
904 m
904 m
1,836 m
934 m
From the parking lot at the exit St. Stephan the route starts on a short section of the main road, then immediately left onto the "Dürrenwaldstrasse" and at the first junction right onto the "Reulissentrasse" up to the "Rüwlispass". Past the beautiful mountain huts, the path leads along the gravel road to the Hornberg and on to the Horneggli. 

From here the descent starts on the single trail to Saanenmöser, then on the mountain bike route No.1 to Zweisimmen and back to St. Stephan.

This route is very demanding with the gravel bike. Therefore, only recommended for experienced gravel bikers.

Author’s recommendation

Treat yourself to a piece of cake in one of the two restaurants on the Hornberg. A pick nick is very suitable on the "Rüwlispass".
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Destination Gstaad
Update: May 14, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,836 m
Lowest point
934 m
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Track types

Asphalt 59.22%Dirt road 0%Forested/wild trail 15.78%Path 15.88%Road 9.09%
Asphalt
18.1 km
Dirt road
0 km
Forested/wild trail
4.8 km
Path
4.8 km
Road
2.8 km
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Safety information

This tour is not signposted along the way. Use GPS.

Tips and hints

See also

Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Haus des Gastes

Promenade 41

3780 Gstaad

Tel: +41 (0)33 748 81 81

E-Mail: info@gstaad.ch

www.gstaad.ch

Start

Parking St. Stephan (995 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'597'291E 1'150'557N
DD
46.506317, 7.403347
DMS
46°30'22.7"N 7°24'12.0"E
UTM
32T 377500 5151543
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Destination

Parking St. Stephan

Turn-by-turn directions

St. Stephan – Rüwlispass – Horneggli – Saanenmöser – Zweisimmen – St. Stephan  

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Train station St. Stephan

Getting there

The Destination Gstaad is located in the south-west of Switzerland right on the border to the French-speaking part of the country. The Destination is easily accessed by rail or car from the regions around Lake Thun and Lake Geneva and the Gruyere region Direct connections to the European high-speed rail network and all international airports in Switzerland guarantee a time-saving and pleasant journey. The main means of transport in the destination of Gstaad are the "MOB" (Montreux-Oberland Bernois) train and numerous post bus lines.

More information on gstaad.ch: Travel & Public Transport.

Parking

Parking St. Stephan

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'597'291E 1'150'557N
DD
46.506317, 7.403347
DMS
46°30'22.7"N 7°24'12.0"E
UTM
32T 377500 5151543
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Gravel bike, clothing and equipment appropriate to the weather, tool kit and first aid kit.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
30.5 km
Duration
3:24 h
Ascent
904 m
Descent
904 m
Highest point
1,836 m
Lowest point
934 m
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