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Address: Kandersteg 3954, Switzerland
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A demanding walk with a fantastic view at the end

We went up the Sunnbuel cable car from Kandersteg, and walked across the top to the Gemmi pass itself, taking the short cable car ride up to the end. You get a spectacular view... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went up the Sunnbuel cable car from Kandersteg, and walked across the top to the Gemmi pass itself, taking the short cable car ride up to the end. You get a spectacular view of the Valais Alps - the Matterhorn and others - which makes all the hard work worthwhile. The route runs between high mountains on either side,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is a fantastic mountain walk to be enjoyed from late spring (if the snow allows ) until the first snows of winter .We walk fro Leukerbad to kandersteg

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Took the cable-car up from kandersteg it gave some spectacular views! It's quite a hike from there for someone who lives in the fens, but well worth it. Don't forget to check the time of the last cable-car back down or you'll have an even longer walk!

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Even in winter, with snow and ice on the ground, we had a great experience. I wore my crampons to come back down the snowy, icy paths. A good sturdy pair of winter boots would serve well enough. Great scenery, stunning views from the top. Snowy paradise at its best.

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Springboro, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This is a moderate hike with a good combo of both ascending and descending climbs. Be sure to take water with you! We took bus from the Kandersteg Bahnhof (free with hotel discount card) to the Sunnbuel lift and then over to the Gemmi pass. We saw all ages of hikers, strollers, and wheelchairs along the way. As a novice... More 

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Buntingford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Fantastic hiking area. Take the Sonnbuel cable car to be found at the edge of the Village, easy walking distance or catch the bus from the train station. A wonderful area. Choose a clear day for the best experience.

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Riga Region, Latvia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Amazing views to explore the beauty of mountains. Can walk during winter also. we needed less as 6 hrs both ways with a lunch at the gemmi pass restaurant.

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Great walk, even in the snow - difficult in places when the weather is wintry so go prepared. Well worth the walk for lunch at Schwarenbach Hotel

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

We had great fun in Kandersteg. Stayed 3 nights in winter. We are not skiers but really enjoyed a range of winter activities including curling, hiking and sledging down the mountain. Highly recommend a visit to Kandersteg.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

We 'winter' hiked from Sunnbuel to the Gemmipass and back again on Christmas day in glorious sunshine. It was also the first day of the season for the Sunnbuel cable car. The whole path was well 'pisted' and signed (purple coloured poles and some signs). There was no need for snowshoes or other footwear apart from good winter hiking boots.... More 

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