Winter hiking in Kandersteg

Unparalleled indulgence - Hotel Alfa Soleil

Retracing a route of historical significance: the old mule track from Sunnbüel above Kandersteg to the Gemmi Pass leads through a lonely, impressive and unique winter landscape.

During the Middle Ages, the Gemmi Pass was one of the most important links for goods and people travelling between the Bernese Oberland and Valais. These days, the mule track across the Alpine plateau is an exciting hiking trail – even in winter. The cable car from Kandersteg to Sunnbüel covers the first 700 metres of ascent in just 10 minutes. Here, at the tree line, at 1,200 metres above sea level, the four-hour winter hike begins. It passes through the broad basin of the Spittelmatte and, in a short ascent taking about 30 minutes, climbs to the Schwarenbach mountain hotel.

YOUR ENJOYMENT is our priority. We invite you on a journey for the senses: Nico's "Berg am Herd" kitchen brings the region's culinary treasures to your plate while a winter hike in the snow offers magnificent views of the UNESCO mountain world that surrounds us. To top it all off, you can relax in our newly renovated spa area. At our family-run hotel, guests love the unique atmosphere, friendly service and warm hospitality.

For our winter hiking experience, we recommend good shoes and warm clothing. At the hotel, you will receive information about the most beautiful routes in the area. No previous experience is necessary – simply enjoy a few relaxing days in Kandersteg.

Included services:

  • 2x overnight stays in a double room

  • Hearty mountain breakfast

  • Welcome drink

  • 2x 4-course gourmet dinner

  • Magic-Blue Winter Hiking Pass: includes the return journey on the mountain railway to the Oeschinensee hiking trail and the Sunnbüel cable car, which leads to the hiking trail in the direction of the Gemmi Pass.

  • 1x farewell gift

  • Price: CHF 475.00

Winter landscape Oeschinensee

Further information:

  • Available from 18.12.21 - 31.03.22


Hotel Alfa Soleil Äussere Dorfstrasse 9 3718 Kandersteg

+41 33 675 84 84

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