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Panorama Hike from Iffigen Alp to the Simmen Falls

Iffigen Alp - Oberlaubhore - Siebenbrunnen - Simmenfälle

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Iffigen Alp - Oberlaubhore - Siebenbrunnen - Simmenfälle

Published/updated on 03.09.2019 by GabrielleMerk | 27359 points
 | Date of Tour: 25.08.2019 | Favourite Entries (1) 

This hike from Iffigen Alp to the Simmen Falls with detour to the Oberlaubhorn Peak is replete with stunning panorama views, dozens of spectacular waterfalls, attractive mountain pastures, several mountain restaurants where you can take a break and enjoy their dairy products (meringue with whipped cream is a recommendation).

Best of all, this is not a difficult hike; even the first steep 200m ascent from Iffigen Alp to Ritz Alp is easy enough, especially in the early-morning shadow of the surrounding vertical cliffs. The ca. 50-minute detour to the top of Mount Oberlaubhorn is worth the slight effort for a view North across Lenk into the Simmental Valley.

Most of the hike is along good mountain trails, whereas the final 2.5-km after the Siebenbrunnen Restaurant are on a wide forest road along the young Simme River with its myriad of waterfalls.

Published/updated on 03.09.2019 by GabrielleMerk (27359 points) | Date of Tour: 25.08.2019

Route Infos

Region
Bernese Oberland
Time Required
3 hours 30 minutes
Distance
10 km
Ascent
470 m
Descent
945 m
Max. Altitude
1999 m
Min. Altitude
1106 m
Season Start / Season End
June - October
Level of Difficulty (Hiking)
Panorama
Experience
Points of Interest
Some of the most impressive waterfalls in the Lenk area // Peak of Oberlauberhorn for a view into the Simmental Valley
Starting Point
Iffigen Alp
Starting Point with Public Transport
Destination
Parking Lot at base of the Simmen Falls
Return with Public Transport
Places to Eat
Iffigen Alp, Ritz Alp, Langermatte, Siebenbrunnen, Simmenfälle
Things to Note
NOTES: Late Summer / Early Fall there is already a lot of shadow at the Iffigenalp (sunshine only after 9 a.m.) // Not recommended to start this hike at Ritzdole bus station as the ascent to Ritz Alp is on a rock-strewn vehicle road. // Unfortunately you only get a short glimpse of the magnificent Iffigen Falls on the way up by bus. If possible, a return trip to these Falls with a walk back to Lenk is recommended.

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