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Valley hiking trail in the Diemtigtal Nature Park

Hiking trail
Time required: 4 hoursLength: 15.00 km

Season

Mai, June, July, August, September, October

Contact

Naturpark Diemtigtal
Bahnhofstrasse 20
3753 Oey
Tel. +41 (0)33 681 26 06

www.diemtigtal.ch

Naturpark Diemtigtal - There are many valley walks, but Diemtigtal one from Oey to Schwenden is unique and deserves the highest award. The path follows the Filderich and Chirel valley streams and takes you through forests and meadows.

The pleasant coolness of the woods alternates with meadows filled with flowers when you walk along the bubbling mountain streams, which are crossed by eleven bridges. Along the route you can read about legends and historical events which took place in the valley.

The path is about 15 kilometres long and there is hardly a kilometre of hard surface. The four-and-a-half-hour hike can be individually organised by using the 11 available bus stops. The character of the valley entrance after Oey changed in 2005 following flooding and it is now an open stream bed landscape. In Grund a small hurdle goes over the «Spitzefluh», under which a tunnel has recently been built. The path then gets easier towards Horboden. The trial crosses the covered bridge and tackles the ascent over Cholleren.

The path continues through forests and meadows without any further ascents to Schwenden. There are numerous benches and grill sites along the way.

Route-information

Route-information

Length
15.00 km
Altitude difference ascent
700 m
Altitude difference descent
140 m
Time required
4 hours
Level technique
Middle
Level condition
Middle
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Details

From Oey, follow the signpost Talweg (Valley Trail) Schwenden. Oey-Grund-Horboden-Riedli-Zwischenflueh-Anger-Schwenden-Grimmialp.

Signalization

Bernese hiking trails

Possibilities for catering

Oey:
- Gasthof Hirschen, Dorfstrasse, 3753 Oey,
Phone 033 681 23 23, www.hirschenoey.ch
- Stärnä Beizli, Bahnhofstrasse 7, 3753 Oey
Phone 033 681 00 46
Zwischenflüh:
- Restaurant Riedli, Diemtigtalstrasse, 3756 Zwischenflüh,
Phone 033 684 12 25
Schwenden:
- Hotel Restaurant Spillgerten, 3757 Schwenden,
Phone 033 684 12 84, www.hotel-spillgerten.ch
- Restaurant Eggli, Egg 62, 3757 Schwenden im Diemtigtal
Phone 033 684 00 17

Infrastructure

  • Playground
  • Picnicplace
  • Fireplace
  • Toilet

Arrival

Starting point
Oey-Diemtigen (Altitude: 669 m)
Arrival by public transport
Oey-Diemtigen Timetable SBB
Destination
Grimmialp (Altitude: 1232 m)
Arrival by public transport
Grimmialp, Hotel Spillgerten Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • 50+
  • Groups

The offer has been particularly developed for

  • Association/Companies

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Naturpark Diemtigtal

Fireplace Katzenloch on the valley hiking trail

Fireplace Katzenloch on the valley hiking trail

Fireplace
Naturpark Diemtigtal

Schwarzbach springs

There are no fewer than twelve natural springs along the valley hiking trail between Oey and Schwenden.

FloraNatural landscape / HabitatGeology
Naturpark Diemtigtal

Fireplace Wampflen-Sagi on the valley hiking trail

Fireplace Wampflen-Sagi on the valley hiking trail

Fireplace
Naturpark Diemtigtal

Diemtigtal (Diemtig valley), scattered settlement

The Diemtigtal (Diemtig valley) is mainly forested, whereupon the scenery is characterised by a mosaic of forests, meadows and pastures.

Cultural landscape
Naturpark Diemtigtal

Old Simmental farm houses

The farmhouses of «Sälbeze» and «Feld» are probably the most beautiful farmhouses in Diemtigtal. They are an impressive embodiment of the living farming culture. The best way to discover the old farmhouses is the "Diemtigtaler Hauswege» theme trail.

Site
Naturpark Diemtigtal

Refrigerators for regional products

Large selection of certified nature park products and regional brand products from the Diemtigtal nature park.

FoodsOtherProducerShop for regional products
Naturpark Diemtigtal

Farmer's shop

Large selection of regional products from the Diemtigtal Nature Park.

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Naturpark Diemtigtal

Restaurant Riedli

The kitchen recommends itself with typical Diemtigtal fare. With its location directly on the valley road, the valley hiking trail and the valley station of the Wiriehorn cable cars, the Riedli is the starting point for many an excursion.

Restaurant
Naturpark Diemtigtal

Fireplace Riedli on the valley hiking trail

Fireplace Riedli on the valley hiking trail

Fireplace
Naturpark Diemtigtal

Barbecuing area "Anger"

The "Anger" round timber camp fire site is on the valley walk. This camp fire site offers space for more than twenty people. The playground with various practical playground equipment is popular with children and is directly beside the timber cabin.

Fireplace
Naturpark Diemtigtal

Eyenriedschopf

The Eyenriedschopf is a rocky shelter. It's the first resting place of the middle Stone Age which was found in the Swiss Alps.

Cultural landscapeOtherHistorical place
Naturpark Diemtigtal

Gwunderwasser water playground

The Gwunderwasser water playground in the Diemtigtal Nature Park offers 1500 m2 natural area with water courses, providing playful learning for both young and old alike.

PlaygroundInfrastructure Summer
Naturpark Diemtigtal

Grabenweidli fireplace on the valley hiking trail

Grabenweidli fireplace on the valley hiking trail

Fireplace
Naturpark Diemtigtal

Blauseeli, the blue lake

The little mountain lake with an underground inlet lies at the end of the Diemtigtal valley walk. Seating benches and a special "reading bench" are ideal for some quiet and relaxing hours.

FaunaNatural landscape / HabitatWaters
Naturpark Diemtigtal

Spillgerten Hotel

The cosy hotel is located at 1200 m under the valley station of the Grimmialp cable railways and close to the Grimmimutz Adventure Trail. Spacious rooms and a good value cuisine.

RestaurantHotelGroup accommodation
Naturpark Diemtigtal

Eggli Restaurant

Cosy restaurant with a homely guest lounge for 46 people,
sun terrace and regional cuisine.

Restaurant

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