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Winter Walk at Sparenmoos in the Simmental Valley

Sparenmoos - Hüsliberg - Schiltenegg - Sparenmoos

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Winter Walk at Sparenmoos in the Simmental Valley

Sparenmoos - Hüsliberg - Schiltenegg - Sparenmoos

Published/updated on 14.02.2019 by GabrielleMerk | 19409 points
 | Date of Tour: 13.01.2018 

This is a nice, relaxing little walk in a serene landscape best done when vacationing in this area:

Sparenmoos, a high... read more >>

This is a nice, relaxing little walk in a serene landscape best done when vacationing in this area:

Sparenmoos, a high moorland located above the village of Zweisimmen in the world-renowned Gstaad-Saanenland region and a cross-country-ski Utopia, is a tranquil escape from city bustle AND the noise and action generally found on alpine ski hills.

The 7-km walking trail offers lots of variety, an undulating landscape weaving in and out of evergreen copses sparkling in their winter garb, accompanied by the light swooshing of the cross-country skiers on the trail nearby, and with panorama vistas of the Vaud Alps and the Simmental Valley. If the air is clear, you can even see the white expanse of the Glacier de la Plaine Morte to the West.

At the half-way point of the walk at Schiltenegg, beneath the mighty Hundsrügg Ridge, is a barn where you can sit on a bench in the sun, enjoy a picnic and the views. Around the back of the barn, the trail loops eastward, and takes you back along more serene landscapes in a loop slightly northwards of the first section, back to the starting point at Sparenmoos, where you can enjoy refreshments at the Berghotel before returning to Zweisimmen.

Published/updated on 14.02.2019 by GabrielleMerk | 19409 points
 | Date of Tour: 13.01.2018

Route Infos

Region
Bernese Oberland
Time Required
2 hours 30 minutes
Distance
7 km
Ascent
240 m
Descent
240 m
Max. Altitude
1793 m
Min. Altitude
1630 m
Season Start / Season End
December - April
Level of Difficulty (Hiking)
Panorama
Experience
Starting Point
Berghotel Sparenmoos
Starting Point with Public Transport
Destination
Berghotel Sparenmoos
Return with Public Transport
Places to Eat
Berghotel Sparenmoos
Things to Note
This area can be accessed by private vehicle, 4x4 or with chains, and in one direction only: Uphill always between xx:30 and xx45, downhill between xx:00 and xx:15. // A transfer bus is available from Zweisimmen train station, costs 12 SFr. for a single direction (see brochure in the links) or 30 SFr. for a day pass if wanting to do some sledging as well.

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