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Paragliding Over the Swiss Alps from Lauterbrunnen
"Start your day of adventure with either a pickup from your accommodations or meeting at the central departure point. Begin with a fitting with a Paragliding harness and listen as your guide gives you comprehensive information on the take-off flying and finally the landing. All guides are all professionally trained and qualified first class international Swiss Pilots. If needed you will also be fitted for jackets or shoes that are appropriate for the activity. A short walk to the take-off and slight down hill walking or jogging on a gentle slope is required to take-off and suitable for all different ages and abilities. a soft drink or tea before heading back to your accommodations."
From CHF170.00
 
Paragliding Over the Swiss Alps from Lauterbrunnen
"Start your day of adventure with either a pickup from your accommodations or meeting at the central departure point. Begin with a fitting with a Paragliding harness and listen as your guide gives you comprehensive information on the take-off flying and finally the landing. All guides are all professionally trained and qualified first class international Swiss Pilots. If needed you will also be fitted for jackets or shoes that are appropriate for the activity. A short walk to the take-off and slight down hill walking or jogging on a gentle slope is required to take-off and suitable for all different ages and abilities. a soft drink or tea before heading back to your accommodations."
From CHF170.00
 
Original Eiger Jump Grindelwald in Interlaken
"Meet the staff at the drop zone office in Interlaken Wilderswil for the introduction. The skydive and helicopter crew takes you for a scenic flight towards the breathtaking Swiss Alps Eiger Monch and Jungfrau. Have a glimpse at the famous Lauberhorn Ski see glaciers and the south side of the Swiss Alps. On the way back skydive in front of the famous Eiger North Face from about 15'000ft. Speed down the Eiger at 120 miles an hour open the parachute for a gentle landing in Grindelwald. On the shuttle back to Interlaken you can relax and overthink the unique adventure. Video and pictures are optional. Friends and family members are welcomed to join you in the helicopter or can watc"""The Original Eiger Jump Grindelwald is the ultimate skydive adventure in front of the famous Swiss Alps. The Skydive in front of the famous Eiger mountain includes a scenic helicopter ride to the top of the snowy peaks and glaciers. Weather permi we will surround the peaks of Eiger and Monch. The tandem skydive will be in front of the famous Eiger North Face with landing in Grindelwald"
From CHF690.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Kandersteg

Oeschinensee Loop hike - Adrenalin pure!

This is a very exposed hike(Fründschnuer) for brave people! Depending on you fitness it will take 60 to 120 minutes for the loop.For a about a kilometer you litteraly hike in the middle of a cliff. No...
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iammon
Apr 04, 2011

hike berneroberland!

Lotschenpass Crossing - ascent 1510 metres, time - 9 hours 'Oldest glacier pass in the Bernese Alps. The trail after Selden is clearly marked, the route across the glacier is usually marked with...
arasnosliw
Apr 04, 2011

The Hohwald

A short and pleasant hike, especially on a cloudy day, is a hike through the Hoh Forest to the Hoh Overlook. With your back to the train station, turn left down the path (downhill as though you were...
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travelfrosch
Mar 06, 2011

Lotschental Valley - A Valley Gem

When we went to the Gasternal valley we heard of people startiing a hike there over the Lotschental Pass. Well that hike was beyond us but in 2008 I recalled this area and having looked up the valley...
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sandysmith
Aug 04, 2008

Remote cafe

This small cafe, called the "Bärgbeizli," is located at Unterbärgli on the Heuberg Rundweg. It has a nice view terrace with simple meals available. We just stopped for a Rivella and a Citro (soft...
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travelfrosch
Dec 23, 2006

the soft trickling of glacial waters

The heavily glaciated Berner Oberland region makes for fantastic trekking, but during the summer the routes can be a bit dangerous. Warm temperatures and sun cause snow and ice meltage, and some...
arasnosliw
Feb 22, 2005
 
 
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Waldlhaus

We gave the Balmhornhutte detour a miss - I'd done my fill of ladder climbing the previous week in Saas Fee. Instead we just walked on for a bit and came to the lovely Waldhaus settlement where we...
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sandysmith
Nov 22, 2004

Detour to Balmhornhutte

Half way down the Gasterntal valley there is an option to hike to the Balmhornhutte - you'll see this lovely marker with its carvings of marmots on it, showing the way to narrow path heading through...
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sandysmith
Nov 22, 2004

Hike back to Kandersteg

From Allmenalp, it is a 2 hour 15 min. hike back to Kandersteg. Be aware that it is a mountain hike (see the red and white marker). It is all down hill, which we have discovered, has different but...
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Rhondaj
Aug 10, 2004

We had the place to ourselves...

Once we got to the top of Allmenalp, via cable car, we found we had the place pretty much to ourselves. There were these lamas. Their enclosure allowed them quite a bit of the mountain and they...
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Rhondaj
Aug 10, 2004

Gasterntal - Gorge

Towards the end of the Gasterntal valley there is the Klus Gorge and bridge across it. The water is quite torrential here - we heard a story that a dog fell in here, I hate to think what happened :-(...
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sandysmith
Jul 28, 2004

Gasterntal - glaciers

High above the cliffs of the Gasterntal valley we could see the glaciers (on the other side this would be in the Gemmipass) with the meltwater causing the waterfalls. You wouldn't think from the blue...
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sandysmith
Jul 28, 2004

Gasterntal - Waterfalls

The walk started off on a well defined gravel track and soon descended into some woods, zig-zagging down for a short while but soon opened out to the river bed and the valley walls with the many...
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sandysmith
Jul 28, 2004

Gasterntal Trip

For a shortish hike we decided to take the minibus (see transport tip) up this secret valley to Selden and then walk back to the town of Kandersteg. Its only a 2-3 hour hike but we took it leisurely...
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sandysmith
Jul 28, 2004

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Top Things to Do in Kandersteg

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Oeschinensee

This is a nice easy hike in the Oeschinensee area (in the Unesco world heritage part). It is 7 km long and gives you nice panorama views of the lake and the peaks. It will take you about 3.5 hours....
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Sunnbüel and Gemmipass

Probably the most popular hike in the Kandersteg area is the trek to the Gemmi Pass. While many tourists find the hike very strenuous, locals call it the "Grandmothers' Walk," and you will indeed see...
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In and Around Town

Yes, there are not too many churches in town. If you are Catholic, this is your only option. I simply passed by this 16th century church several times while en route to hiking the nearby mountains. It...
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Allmenalp

Most hikers like to head toward the Oeschinensee or up to Sunnbuel to enjoy the trails there. But if you go to the other side of the valley to the Allmenalp, there are also a number of fine trails to...
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Day Trips

Lake Thun is easy to get to from Kandersteg -- about a 40 minute train ride. From Thun, it's easy to visit Schloss Thun, an interesting castle not far from the lake. After that, head for the lake and...
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Gasterntal

The Gastern Valley is a very good hike, especially if it's a bit cloudy. You'll climb rather steeply at first along a torrent of water. Eventually, the trail flattens out, and you find yourself in a...
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