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By mountain bike through the Lauenental and Turbachtal valleys

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  • The snow-covered mountain village of Lauenen.
    The snow-covered mountain village of Lauenen.
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Scenic tour through the lovely Lauenental valley and the idyllic Turbachtal valley, on which we almost incidentally also go around Gstaad's local mountains Giferspitz and Lauenenhorn.
moderate
Distance 26.5 km
2:45 h
980 m
980 m
1,987 m
1,053 m
The varied ride through the beautiful, remote valleys of Lauenental and Turbachtal promises a pure nature experience. Accompanied by magnificent views of the surrounding mountains, the route initially climbs gently, then from the romantic mountain village of Lauenen increasingly steeply up towards Türli. But when we reach the highest point of the pass, we have made it. A mix of rugged paths and wide forest tracks leads us from here down into the barren Turbachtal valley and makes for great riding fun.
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Author
Monika Heindl
Update: March 02, 2016
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,987 m
Lowest point
1,053 m
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Track types

Asphalt 39.45%Dirt road 22.88%Forested/wild trail 16.47%Path 10.10%Road 11.08%
Asphalt
10.5 km
Dirt road
6.1 km
Forested/wild trail
4.4 km
Path
2.7 km
Road
2.9 km
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Safety information

In wet conditions the path can be very slippery at the beginning of the descent. It is therefore better to do the tour in dry conditions!

Start

Gstaad train station (1,053 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'588'158E 1'147'091N
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46.475035, 7.284450
DMS
46°28'30.1"N 7°17'04.0"E
UTM
32T 368303 5148259
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Destination

Gstaad train station

Turn-by-turn directions

Start of the tour at the station in Gstaad. Follow the Louibach stream to Lauenen. From here follow the narrow, asphalted road to Uf der Flue. At the end of the road, keep left and follow gravel and forest paths to the Türli (1986 m). At the next junction keep left again and first on a narrow path, later on wide forest paths past the Marchli to the Wintermatte-Beizli (refreshment stop). Continue along the main path until, directly after crossing a stream, a forest path branches off to the left in the direction of Gstaad. Now continue along the Turbachbach stream and past Turbach-Dörfli back to Gstaad.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train to Gstaad

Getting there

from the west: A12 to Bulle exit (from the north-west) or A9 to Aigle exit (from the south-west), continue on the main road via Chancircau d'Oex and Saanen to Gstaad.

From the east: A6 to Willis exit, continue on the main road via Boltigen, Zweisimmen and Saanen to Gstaad

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Parking

Parking at the valley station of the Gstaad-Eggli cable car

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'588'158E 1'147'091N
DD
46.475035, 7.284450
DMS
46°28'30.1"N 7°17'04.0"E
UTM
32T 368303 5148259
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Parts of this content were machine translated using German as the source language


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
26.5 km
Duration
2:45 h
Ascent
980 m
Descent
980 m
Highest point
1,987 m
Lowest point
1,053 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Singletrail/Free ride

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