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Panoramic bike trail over the ridge of the Wispile to Lauenen via Gstaad to Schönried on the Horneggli and back down to Gstaad.

This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed. Current information

closed
difficult
Distance 33.1 km
4:30 h
1,677 m
1,658 m
1,917 m
1,038 m
After the ascent with the cable car Wispile the trail starts on the left side of the mountain restaurant and leads from there along the back of the Wispile to the "Chrinetritt". There the trail splits up, the route follows the path leading to the right towards Gsteig. After this short descent to the alpine hut "Chrine", a short ascent back to the "Chrine-Pass" follows. There you follow the hiking trail towards Lauenen and on a side road and hiking trail back to Gstaad and through the promenade. Leaving Gstaad follow the cycle route no. 9 up to Schönried to the valley station Horneggli. After the ascent with the Horneggli chairlift, the route leads to the right next to the top station on the hiking trail towards Schönried. At the second turn-off, the tour continues to the left and leads back to Gstaad via Gruben and Oberbort.

The tour leads mainly on single trails and asphalt roads. 

Author’s recommendation

A coffee break on the promenade in Gstaad before the next ascent.

Bike day ticket of the cable cars.

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Author
Destination Gstaad
Update: October 05, 2021
Difficulty
S3 difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,917 m
Lowest point
1,038 m
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Track types

Asphalt 0.88%Dirt road 0.29%Forested/wild trail 45.77%Path 15.50%Road 22.70%Unknown 14.83%
Asphalt
0.3 km
Dirt road
0.1 km
Forested/wild trail
15.2 km
Path
5.1 km
Road
7.5 km
Unknown
4.9 km
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Safety information

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

Please take note of the operating dates for lifts and cable cars.

Tips and hints

More information about the mountainbike routes in the Destination Gstaad: www.gstaad.ch/mountainbike

Start

Wispile bottom station (1,047 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'588'192E 1'145'831N
DD
46.463699, 7.284923
DMS
46°27'49.3"N 7°17'05.7"E
UTM
32T 368312 5146998
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Destination

Wispile bottom station

Turn-by-turn directions

Wispile – Chrine Pass – Lauenen – Gstaad – Schönried – Horneggli – Gstaad

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Gstaad railroad station by bike to Wispile bottom station (10 minutes).

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 Wispile Gstaad

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'588'192E 1'145'831N
DD
46.463699, 7.284923
DMS
46°27'49.3"N 7°17'05.7"E
UTM
32T 368312 5146998
w3w 
///cabinet.performed.shops
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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

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Status
closed
Difficulty
S3 difficult
Distance
33.1 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
1,677 m
Descent
1,658 m
Highest point
1,917 m
Lowest point
1,038 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent

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