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Wispile – Lauenen Trail

Mountain Bike · Switzerland
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Mountain bike trail over the ridge of the Wispile with spectacular views on the way to Chrine-Pass and the mountain village of Lauenen. The medium-difficulty route is mostly on single trails.
moderate
Distance 8.6 km
0:43 h
14 m
680 m
1,917 m
1,236 m
After the ascent with the cable car Wispile the trail starts on the left side of the mountain restaurant and leads from there on the right side of the ski lift along the very wide hiking trail. Then you follow the hiking trail over the ridge of the Wispile to the "Chrinetritt". There the hiking trail splits up, the route follows the path leading to the right towards Gsteig. From here the trail becomes technically more demanding and steeper to the " Chrine ".

 

After this descent there is a short climb back to the "Chrine-Pass". From there you follow the hiking trail towards Lauenen. Here the path leads through beautiful fir forests until it joins the alpine road. After about 250 meters on the alpine road the route follows the hiking trail which starts at the top station of the ski lift Lauenen. Over mountain meadows you follow the path to the asphalt road. There you turn right to return to the village of Lauenen. Alternatively you can follow the route back to Gstaad by turning left.

Author’s recommendation

A coffee break on the panorama terrace of the Hotel Alpenland or Hotel Wildhorn in Lauenen before the next tour.

 

Bike day ticket of the cable cars.

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Destination Gstaad
Update: November 10, 2021
Difficulty
S2 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,917 m
Lowest point
1,236 m
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Track types

Asphalt 1.36%Forested/wild trail 91.23%Path 0.73%Road 6.66%
Asphalt
0.1 km
Forested/wild trail
7.8 km
Path
0.1 km
Road
0.6 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 mountain station (1,907 m)
Coordinates:
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2'588'769E 1'143'187N
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46.439927, 7.292499
DMS
46°26'23.7"N 7°17'33.0"E
UTM
32T 368836 5144344
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Destination

Village Lauenen

Turn-by-turn directions

Wispile – Chrinetritt – Chrine Pass – Lauenen

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Gstaad railroad station by bike to Wispile valley 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
2'588'769E 1'143'187N
DD
46.439927, 7.292499
DMS
46°26'23.7"N 7°17'33.0"E
UTM
32T 368836 5144344
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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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Difficulty
S2 moderate
Distance
8.6 km
Duration
0:43 h
Ascent
14 m
Descent
680 m
Highest point
1,917 m
Lowest point
1,236 m
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