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Stunning mountain and lake scenery
Enclosed by a ring of high mountains, scenic Kandersteg makes the perfect self-guided walking base: enjoy routes alongside or above beautiful Lake Oeschinensee; into the secluded Gasterntal nature reserve; and high up to the panoramic Gemmi Pass.

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Scenic Kandersteg

In beautiful Kandersteg you’re spoiled for choice with a variety of walking routes to suit your mood, ability or the weather. Perhaps start with a stroll along the picturesque shores of Oeschinensee – this emerald lake is arguably Switzerland’s most exquisite, as well as one of the jewels of the Bernese Oberland, set in an amphitheatre of mountains which at points rise sheer from its waters.
Slightly further afield, the secluded Gastern valley offers more spectacular walking in tranquil surroundings, and there’s also the option to enjoy a fantastic, high-level route to the Gemmi Pass. The contrast to all this activity is found back at your hotel where you can relax in the swimming pool, with its panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, and enjoy delicious, traditional cuisine.


  • Weggis to Kandersteg: 3.5hrs by boat & rail
    You arrive into the village of Kandersteg after a scenic half-day journey by boat and train from Weggis. Situated at an altitude of 1200 metres, this pretty village is surrounded by an impressive ring of high mountains. Once you’ve settled in at your hotel, you may like to explore the village before dinner or perhaps take a short walk along the shores of Lake Oeschinen (see route options for days 7-8 below).
  • Choice of walks from Kandersteg: 10km to 20.5km
    The mountains around Kandersteg are a paradise for walkers and we offer a number of different options for your time here.

    Uschene Valley - grade 2 option: 10km, 3hrs; ascent 150m/descent 640m
    Take the Allmenalp cable car into the imposing mountains to the west of Kandersteg, from where you continue along a panoramic contour into the Uschene Valley, then descend to Kandersteg on foot.  

    Oeschinensee – grade 2-3 option: 10.5km, 4.5hrs; ascent 410m/descent 900m
    For something more strenuous, ascend into the mountains which surround the lake for superb views over its turquoise waters.
    Gasterntal – grade 2-3 option: 20.5km, 7hrs; ascent/descent 625m
    Just as worthy of discovery is the tranquil and secluded Gastern Valley. Now a nature reserve, it is renowned as the glacial valley in the Bernese Oberland. There is a bus that you can take to the entrance of the spectacular Kander Gorge, which you traverse before emerging into the Gastern Valley, passing numerous waterfalls en route to its far reaches. You return by following the River Kander downstream.
    Gasterntal – grade 3 option: 11.5km, 5hrs; ascent/descent 870m
    Another way to enjoy the reserve is to take a bus further into the valley, then follow an out-and-back route which winds steeply uphill, gaining some 1,000 metres of altitude, to reach the blue ice of the Kanderfirn Glacier.
    Gemmi Pass – grade 2-3: 19km, 6.5hrs; ascent/descent 755m; shorter option: 8.5km, 3hrs
    Or you may decide to follow in the footsteps of Sherlock Holmes and head up onto the Gemmi Pass (2,346 metres), the former link between the Bernese Oberland and the Valais to the south. You start by taking a bus and a cable car to Sunnbüel, then ascend through glorious alpine scenery. From the panoramic pass you return on foot to Sunnbüel via the western shore of Daubensee (or if you don’t wish to walk any further, you can use a combination of cable car, bus and train to return to Kandersteg from the pass).

    Kandersteg to Adelboden - grade 3 option: 16km, 7.5hrs; ascent 1295m/descent 1165m
    This demanding but thoroughly rewarding high-level route leads from Kandersteg to Adelboden via the panoramic Bunderchrinde Pass (2,385 metres). From Adelboden you can catch a bus and train back to Kandersteg.
    Lake Oeschinensee
    Oeschinensee - grade 2-3 option: 10.5km
    Gasterntal – grade 2-3 option: 20.5km
    Gasterntal – grade 3 option: 11.5km
    Gemmi Pass – grade 2-3: 19km


Your hotel in Kandersteg is truly outstanding, and one we have worked with for many years.
Belle Epoque Hotel Victoria


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  • 3 nights: 01 June 2022 - 12 October 2022

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    1 - 5 Jun 2022 £390 £30
    6 Jun - 2 Jul 2022 £415 £30
    3 Jul - 23 Aug 2022 £470 £30
    24 Aug - 13 Sep 2022 £415 £30
    14 Sep - 9 Oct 2022 £390 £30
    3rd & 4th person discount £0
    Single traveller supplement £0

    £ per person based on 2 sharing. Includes accommodation, meals and travel to the hotel as described.

    Prices may be different if you are not arranging your transfers for your main holiday through Inntravel or have your own car; please contact us for a quotation.

  • Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Belle Epoque Hotel Victoria, Kandersteg (with dinner) Double room Single room
    01 Jun - 04 Jul 2022 £120 £132
    05 Jul - 23 Aug 2022 £140 £150
    24 Aug - 13 Sep 2022 £120 £132
    14 Sep - 12 Oct 2022 £112 £124
What is included
  • 3 nights
  • 3 dinners,
    3 breakfasts
  • travel Weggis-Kandersteg
  • detailed documentation

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