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Five must-dos in the Blüemlisalp holiday region

Situated in the heart of the Bernese Alps, the idyllic holiday resorts of Kandersteg, Blausee and Kiental-Reichenbach seduce visitors with a wonderful web of hiking and walking trails.

1. A visit to Oeschinen Lake

Immerse yourself and enjoy. The cerulean Oeschinen Lake lies at the foot of the Blüemlisalp, nestled between glaciers and old pine forests. As one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in the Alpine region, it is, unsurprisingly, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The best view of this natural beauty is to be had from our Edelweiss bench situated near the Oeschinensee mountain hotel. Take a seat and be mesmerised!

2. Mountain hut hiking

The Kander valley and the neighbouring regions are home to a string of rustic mountain huts within close distance of each other. The best way to discover these individually unique and cosy alpine gems is on a multi-day hiking tour through the Kander valley. Staying in the Alps couldn’t be more romantic!

3. The Sunnbüel freeride bike trail

The bike trail stretching from Sunnbüel to Kandersteg is roughly three miles long (4.7 km) and a definite highlight for downhill aces and all-rounders. Featuring jumps, steep bends and wooden ramps, thrills and adrenaline rushes are guaranteed.

4. The Allmenalp climbing route

The most spectacular and demanding climbing route in the Swiss Alps takes climbers past waterfalls, over turntable ladders and Nepalese-style footbridges up to the upper Allmenalp (cable car) station.

5. A ride on Europe’s steepest postal route

Eine Steigung bis zu 28 % weist die steilste Postautostrecke Europas auf. Die Fahrt von Reichenbach auf die Griesalp begeistert ausser mit der extremen Steigung auch mit einzigartiger Natur. Einsteigen lohnt sich!