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Gantrisch-Königsloipe (SwitzerlandMobility 140)

Cross-country ski route
Time required: 2 hours 35 minutesLength: 11.05 km


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Naturpark Gantrisch
Förderverein Region Gantrisch
Schlossgasse 13
3150 Schwarzenburg
Tel. +41 (0)31 808 00 20

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The Königsloipe is a 14 km long circular trail along the main network of the Gantrisch Cross-Country Centre. The Königsloipe is accessible from all main access points.

The Gantrisch is a cross-country skiing paradise par excellence: a wonderful Alpine panorama with views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, views of Lake Thun, snow-covered forests and 45km of perfectly groomed trails await you here.

Starting from the Selital, there is a first ascent to the log cabin of the cross-country centre. After that, the trail leads in gentle ups and downs towards the watershed. On the first section, the magnificent panorama with Bürgle, Gantrisch and Nünenenfluh is always in view. At the turnaround point you have to master another ascent. The effort is rewarded with a view of the Bernese Alps and the Thun region.

The trail leads back slightly above the route already covered. It now leads mainly through the forest. Inexperienced cross-country skiers follow the "easy descent" sign down to the road about halfway.

For all others, the varied trail offers short ascents and crisp descents.

The trail can also be run from the watershed. It can be reached by post bus from Schwarzenburg, Riggisberg Post and Thurnen railway station.



11.05 km
Altitude difference ascent
184 m
Altitude difference descent
188 m
Time required
2 hours 35 minutes
Level technique
Level condition
Height profile view map


How the trails look at the moment, how much snow there is or whether the sun is shining can be observed live via the webcam. Which trails were last groomed by the snow groomer can be followed live here.


All important information, such as the condition of the trails, opening hours of the rentals, the trail pass and the cross-country skiing school can be found on the website of the Gantrisch Cross-country Skiing Centre.



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Equipment / Equipment rent

Guests without their own equipment can rent classic and skating cross-country skiing equipment at three locations at reasonable prices. There is self-service, payment is made on the spot in cash.

  • Gurnigel Berghaus, Gurnigelberghaus 1, 3099 Rüti b. Riggisberg
  • Hotel Restaurant Schwarzenbühl, 3156 Riffenmatt
  • Riffenmatt vis-à-vis Restaurant Löwen, Dorfplatz 33A, 3156 Riffenmatt

Find out more about renting here.


Starting point
Gurnigel Wasserscheide (Höhe: 1600 m)
Gurnigel Wasserscheide (Höhe: 1600 m)

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children from 7-12 years
  • Children >12 years
  • 50+
  • Families
  • Groups