Hiking trail Faulensee - Spiez
|Region||: Bernese Oberland|
|Distance||: 8 km, 5 miles|
|User rating||: 8|
The varying surroundings of Spiez allow you to walk along the lake, through a pleasant little harbour, along vineyards and through the forest. This route is suitable for any kind of weather. The coolness of the water and the Mediterranean atmosphere in the harbour of Spiez welcome you on warm and sunny days, whereas the route offers several shortcuts to terminate your hike in advance when the weather conditions are not that good. In that case you might want to try alternatives like shopping or visiting the castle in Spiez.
Transportation to Faulensee
Faulensee can be reached by train from Spiez or Interlaken. Motorists are adviced to use the parking garage of the railway station in Spiez and take the train to Faulensee. Will you be traveling to and from hiking areas frequently? A Swiss Pass or one of the other passes grants easy access to the entire Swiss Travel System (trains, buses, boats and mountain transportation).
Follow the Kirschgartenstrasse from the railway station of Faulensee. At the end, turn right into the Interlakenstrasse and start following the signs Strandweg left of hotel Seeblick. You will have a beautiful view of the eastern part of the Thunersee. As you continue to follow the Strandweg, you will pass along a small fish farm, where information boards show why it is necessary to artificially breed fish, and how it is done. You will pass the swimming pool at the end of the Strandweg, where you need to turn right into the direction of the harbour. Turn right again so that you have several sidewalk restaurants on your left and the yacht-basin on your right. Walk straight on until you reach the landing stage of the boats to Interlaken and Thun. Then walk back and go into the slightly ascending Seestrasse. Turn right into the Schlossstrasse and left into the Rebbergweg. Take the path to the right into the forest when you have reached the top of the Spiezberg. You will reach a viewing point a bit later, where you can see the western part of the Thunersee. Keep following the forest path straight on. As you leave the forest you need to turn right into the Weidliweg, then left into the Thunstrasse. Keep following the Thunstrasse (don’t cross the railway) until you can turn to the right into the Bahnhofstrasse that leads to the railway station. You can also turn into the Oberlandstrasse at this point in case you would like to go to the city centre of Spiez.
Transportation from Spiez
Take the train to Faulensee/Interlaken, Thun, Kandersteg/Brig or Interlaken.
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