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May 29, 2015 - 7:39 AM


My wife and I will be attending a family wedding in Adelboden at the end of July. We will be staying in Reichenbach im Kandertal and purchasing a Swiss rail pass to travel from Basel Airport and to get around during our stay.

Can anyone help with suggestions for day hikes in the region?

Thank in anticipation.

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May 29, 2015 - 8:33 AM

Hi kbhocks,

That's a wonderful region! Day hikes are listed on myswissalps.com/ kandervalley/activities.

Last modified on May 29, 2015 - 8:36 AM by Annika
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May 30, 2015 - 1:29 AM in reply to kbhocks

<<"Can anyone help with suggestions for day hikes in the region?">>

How long will you be there, and how good/fit are you as hikers. Do you like to climb 1000 meters every day, or, like me, do you start panting after a few hundred meters?

There is a great well known day long walk from Kandersteg up and over to the Rhone valley.


Want more details?

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May 30, 2015 - 2:32 PM

There is a lovely relaxing walk in Engstligenalp - very easy, flat with mountains all around. Nice cafes for lunch.

How to get there from Reichenbach.

You take the RegioExpress4263 LÖTSCHBERGER from Reichenbach im Kandertal departing platform 1 towards Brig to Frutigen. Your journey starts at Reichenbach im Kandertal on at 09:19, you arrive at Frutigen is on platform 3 at 09:24.You walk from Frutigen to Frutigen,Bahnhof. For this you should allow 2 minutes. Your journey continues by Bus 230 from Frutigen, Bahnhof towards Adelboden, Post to Adelboden,Oey. Your journey starts at Frutigen, Bahnhof at 09:31, you arrive at Adelboden, Oey is at 09:54. Your journey continues by Bus 232 from Adelboden, Oey towards Adelboden, Unter dem Birg to Adelboden,Unter dem Birg. Your journey starts at Adelboden, Oey at 10:03, you arrive at Adelboden, Unter dem Birg is at 10:18. You walk from Adelboden, Unter dem Birg to Unter dem Birg BEAG. For this you should allow 5 minutes. Your journey continues by Cableway201 from Unter dem Birg BEAG towards Engstligenalp to Engstligenalp. Your journey starts at Unter dem Birg BEAG at 10:30, you arrive at Engstligenalp is at 10:38.Summary The total journey time is: 1:19 This connection is possible on the following days: 6. Jun until 18. Oct 2015 daily The number of changes is: 3

This is hourly. If you have a travel Pass all except cableway is covered and you get 50% discount on cableway. I copied and posted above route from sbb timetable which is probably why formatting is a bit odd!!

I thoroughly recommend this trip - it was one of our favourite outings last year because of the lovely atmosphere and relaxing walk.


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May 30, 2015 - 2:54 PM in reply to maggiehorswell

<<"You take the RegioExpress4263 LÖTSCHBERGER from Reichenbach im Kandertal departing platform">>

Here is another way to take the Lötschberger to a great hike.

Ride it all the way to Hohtenn, in the Rhone Valley.

Get off and walk 6 miles to Ausserberg on the BLS Südrampe Trail, then get back on to a train returning (toward Spiez) and ride back to Reichenbach.

Almost guaranteed to have sunny weather.

Half way along the walk is a beer garden.

The trail is shown as part of Stage 3 on the Walliser Sonnenwg (Route 61) at this link:

www.wanderland.ch/en/h iking-in.html?phrase= Station+Hohtenn+%28VS%29+-+Hohtenn&sname=&si d=103860

Here is more information_

www.bls.ch/d/sommer/au sflug-so-wandern-sued rampe.php

www.myswitzerland.com/ de/wanderklassiker-an-der-loetschberg-suedr ampe.html

and a few attached pictures.

I allow four hours for the three hour walk; more if I linger a long time at the beer garden.

Last modified on May 30, 2015 - 4:40 PM by Slowpoke
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May 30, 2015 - 2:58 PM in reply to Slowpoke

A few more pictures on the BLS Südrampe Trail.

The picture of Hohtenn station shows where the walk starts. It should have been with the earlier message.



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