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Tour description

Starting point for this hike is Kehrsatz. Following a short climb on the flanks of the Längenberg, the Gürbetaler Höhenweg Path gently leads up and down on a natural trail through fertile land and woods. Dreamlike, untouched landscapes meet the eye of hikers, with stunning snow-capped mountains in the distance and beautiful old farmhouses, further embellished with floral decoration.

Attractions underway are the Falebach Weiler – best-kept hamlet on the Längenberg–and the Pfaffenloch; an accessible cave surrounded by might walls of sandstone, in which rare birds nest. Picnic spots, seating banks and numerous guesthouses cordially invite one to stop, enjoy and take in the scenery.

Riggisberg village lies on the last leg of this scenic hike –where Lake Thun is already in view. The Gürbetaler Höhenweg Path now leads past the internationally renowned Textile Museum of the Abegg Association – and the final lap down to Wattenwil crosses a sector of the renowned Jacobsweg pilgrim’s path.


Follow the signposts «Gürbetaler Höhenweg».

Highlights along the route:
1. Chäs Glauser, Belp
2. Uecht observatory at Niedermuhlern
3. Abegg-foundation, Riggisberg

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Places along the route: Kehrsatz - Englisberg - Oberfeld - Weid - Riggisberg - Mühleturnen


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Tour history (B04243)

First published: Samstag, 25. Juni 2011

Last updated: Mittwoch, 16. Dezember 2015

Tour published by: Presented by www.gantrisch.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 17.5 km | Time requirement: 5 h
Ascent: 505 m | Descent: 523 m
Highest point: 857 m.a.s.l.

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See also

Naturpark Gantrisch
Hintere Gasse 3
3123 Riggisberg
Tel. +41 (0)31 808 00 20
Email: info@gantrisch.ch
Internet: www.gantrisch.ch

Netzwerk Schweizer Pärke: www.netzwerk-paerke.ch