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Hiking trail
Time required: > 6hLength: 30.00 km


All season


Regionaler Naturpark Pfyn-Finges
Postfach 65
3970 Salgesch
Tel. +41 (0)27 452 60 60
Fax +41 (0)27 452 60 65

Naturpark Pfyn-Finges - Leuk-Leukerbad
Distance 10km
Duration 4h
Altitude diff. Ascent 950m
Altitude diff. Descent 200m

Distance 5km
Duration 2h30
Altitude diff. Ascent 950m

Gemmi Pass-Kandersteg:
Distance 15km
Duration 4h
Altitude diff.

Leuk - Leukerbad
You reach Leukerbad by historical mule tracks and an old railway route past the St. Barbara wayside chapel and over a 16th century bridge. The health spa in the Dala Gorge makes for a satisfying finish - and a visit to one of the thermal baths is relaxing.

Leukerbad - Gemmi Pass
The mule track was constructed by the Tiroleans in 1739/41 and leads through the Daubenwand, which even today seems insurmountable, and up to the Gemmi Pass. With a bit of luck you might see bearded vultures.

Gemmi Pass-Kandersteg:
Visitors rave about the splendid views of the Monte-Rosa massif, the Weisshorn, Matterhorn and Dent Blanche. The old mule track still leads past the Dauben Lake to the historic Hotel Schwarenbach. With its many bends and railings, the historical route down to Kandersteg reminds one of a gigantic staircase.



30.00 km
Altitude difference ascent
1830 m
Altitude difference descent
1280 m
Time required
> 6h
Level technique
Level condition
Height profile view map


The route is divided into three stages.


Starting point
Leuk Bahnhof (Altitude: 625 m)
Arrival by public transport
Leuk, Bahnhof Timetable SBB
Kandersteg (Altitude: 1172 m)
Arrival by public transport
Kandersteg, Bahnhof Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • 50+