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Gschwandtenmad circular trail

Winter Hiking · Bernese Oberland
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The wild and romantic Rosenlaui Valley is yours to discover on this pleasant and diverse circular trail.

easy
Distance 6.4 km
1:45 h
146 m
146 m
1,455 m
1,302 m

The Rosenlaui Valley, a jewel of the local alpine region, is home to picturesque and inspiring landscapes traversed by rugged cliffs. Its beauty attracted prominent artists and poets to the region 200 years ago. In winter, far away from crowded ski slopes, this beautifully designed winter hiking trail along the flat valley floor invites you to explore.

Author’s recommendation

Situated on the Schwarzwaldalp, the Chalet-Hotel Schwarzwaldalp is the epitome of peace and quiet. Spend a night in the hotel or be a guest at one of the special «fondue chinoise» evenings where a traditional kind of meat fondue is served. Use the Schwarzwaldalp as a base for various shorter snow treks. Sledging on the snow-covered Grosse Scheidegg pass road is another alternative.

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,455 m
Lowest point
1,302 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

  • After a snowfall, the ground can be softer and more difficult to walk on.

Tips and hints

Start

Gschwandtenmad (1,302 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'655'279E 1'171'062N
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46.688492, 8.161259
DMS
46°41'18.6"N 8°09'40.5"E
UTM
32T 435864 5170889
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Destination

Gschwandtenmad

Turn-by-turn directions

Gschwandtenmad - Schwarzwaldalp - Rosenlaui - Gschwandtenmad

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Thanks to its central location in Europe, Switzerland is served by international trains from over 12 countries. Within Switzerland, Intercity trains run directly from Basel and Lucerne to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich have to change in Berne. The trains run every half hour.

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Getting there

Car: There are different ways to reach the region by car. The fastest way from Basel and Geneva is via Berne. The fastest route from Zurich is through Lucerne and the Brünig Pass. The pass is open in summer and winter.

From the south, the route goes over the Grimsel or Susten Pass into the region. Both passes are only open in summer. Alternatively, you can take the Simplon Pass and then Lötschberg car transport.

Journey to Meiringen 

 

 

Parking

The town of Meiringen has 835 public parking spaces in the village centre and at the valley station of the Bergbahnen Meiringen-Hasliberg. All parking spaces are regulated daily (Sundays too) by parking meters from 8.00 am to 7.00 pm. The exception is the Casino AEH (car park) which is operated around the clock.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'655'279E 1'171'062N
DD
46.688492, 8.161259
DMS
46°41'18.6"N 8°09'40.5"E
UTM
32T 435864 5170889
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

  • The sun’s rays are more intense in the mountains. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen with a high protection factor, a hat and sunglasses with UV protection.
  • We recommend bringing warm clothing and rain gear even in summer and in good weather in winter. We recommend layering your clothing.
  • Charged mobile phone
  • First-aid kit
  • Winter shoes with non-slip sole
  • Drinks and snacks
  • If available: hiking sticks

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.4 km
Duration
1:45 h
Ascent
146 m
Descent
146 m
Highest point
1,455 m
Lowest point
1,302 m
Public-transport-friendly Refreshment stops available Circular route Scenic Cultural/historical interest Geological highlights
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1600 m 1800 m
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