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Hike to the SAC Sustli Hostel in the Meien Valley

Meien, Sustenbrüggli - Sustlihütte - Meien, Gorezmettlen

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Hike to the SAC Sustli Hostel in the Meien Valley

Meien, Sustenbrüggli - Sustlihütte - Meien, Gorezmettlen

Published/updated on 09.08.2016 by GabrielleMerk | 13507 points
 | Date of Tour: 07.08.2016 | Favourite Entries (2) 

This hike consists of a steep and challenging uphill and a steep and challenging downhill with a most amazing Alpine high trail in... read more >>

This hike consists of a steep and challenging uphill and a steep and challenging downhill with a most amazing Alpine high trail in between! It is definitely a tour for those not afraid of a challenge.

Actually, with a due amount of care, the hike can be done by families with children, and the Swiss Alpine Club Hostel seems to be popular with families. There are several opportunities for learning to rock climb up here.

According to route markers, this hike should take less than three hours, but we found that the trail conditions were a bit difficult, mostly due to streams running along the trails, so we had to tread carefully, especially on the downhill section, which was very steep in some places and the trail quite rutted and overgrown. Our time to hike this was 3.5 hours.

But the fantastic view more than makes up for any difficult terrain. After a satisfying 1-hour uphill hike, the hostel is a great place to enjoy the sun, views, and a picnic, or homemade Rösti or Alpler Macaroni. From the Hostel you can see onto the Susten Pass and the Tierbergli Hostel at 2800m perched over the magnificent Steigletscher. And heading Southwest you are greeted with the shining green Meien Valley below.

The steep descent is very interesting as the vegetation is quite varied from bracken to heather to moor and various grasses.

The hike is actually classed T2 but I would class it a bit higher because of the difficult descent.

Note: If traveling with Public Transport, the bus runs only twice in each direction per day, so check the bus schedules carefully, or you might have to hitchhike out of the valley!

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Published/updated on 09.08.2016 by GabrielleMerk | 13507 points
 | Date of Tour: 07.08.2016 | Favourite Entries (2)

Route Infos

Region
Central Switzerland
Time Required
3 hours
Distance
6 km
Ascent
458 m
Descent
750 m
Max. Altitude
2306 m
Min. Altitude
1620 m
Season Start / Season End
July - October
Level of Difficulty (Hiking)
Panorama
Experience
Points of Interest
View onto the Susten Pass
Starting Point
Sustenbrüggli Bus Stop
Starting Point with Public Transport
Destination
Gorezmettlen Bus Stop
Return with Public Transport
Places to Eat
Sustenbrüggli Bus Stop, Sustlihütte
Things to Note
Good shoes and good balance are required. The path down is steep and carved out by a stream so you have to tread carefully. Buses run only twice in each direction on this stretch.

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Die steilen Auf- und Abstiege sind es der Aussichts wert!

Rating: 5/6

Hiked on 07.08.2016 by GabrielleMerk

Die steilen Auf- und Abstiege sind es der Aussichts wert!

 

 

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