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Around Thun – close to nature and relaxation

Discover the diversity of the region

Are you looking forward to hiking in nature and along the Aare? Do you like surprising landscapes? Do you want to experience active relaxation? Whatever you are looking for, the countryside around the alpine town of Thun is simply perfect. Whether on a biking or hiking route or on the banks of the Aare or the shores of a lake: here you can leave your cares behind you. And enjoy the wonderful view of the Alps.

  • Hiking, biking, enjoying – your ideal holiday programme

  • Close by the alpine town of Thun, you will experience genuine nature

  • Discover the variety of this recreation area

Your natural paradise against the most beautiful alpine backdrop

Close by the picturesque alpine town of Thun, you will discover a genuine natural paradise. Small villages, wonderful hiking and biking routes, hills, rivers and lakes whisk you away into a world full of power, enjoyment and relaxation. You will breathe in deeply high above Thun: Heiligenschwendi is a well-known spa town and gives you an unforgettable view of the alpine peaks.

Mountain air that makes you forget your everyday routine

Traditioneller Spycher im Dorf Heiligenschwendi auf einer grünen Wiese im Sommer

Heiligenschwendi is the climatic spa above Lake Thun. Here, you will take deep breaths of fresh air and enjoy the fascinating view over the lake and the Bernese Alps. The place is the perfect starting point for hikes through fir forests and over lush meadows. The calm and the altitude are wonderful prerequisites for switching off, relaxing and forgetting your everyday routine. In the summer, you can experience the Pulmonary Theme Trail and find out lots of interesting facts about how your breathing works and what you can do to help it.

Kirche in Heiligenschwendi inmitten sommerlicher Naturlandschaft und idyllisch auf einem Hügel gelegen

Exciting circular tours such as the Eulenweg (Owl Trail) or the Spycherweg (Granary Trail) both start and finish in Heiligenschwendi and take you to new worlds. The “royal stage” of the popular Heart Route from Thun to Langental takes you up to Heiligenschwendi on your e-bike. After your climb, you will be rewarded with a wonderful view of the Alps. In the winter, the family skiing area with children's lift promises lots of snow fun right in the village.

Enjoyable moments in nature

Tiefblauer Amsoldingersee inmitten prächtiger Naturlandschaft und mit Kirche, Dorf und kleinen Alphütten.

Just west of Thun but close by, you will discover a beautiful recreation area. Go on a hike or a bike tour on one of the many routes. Along the Aare or over meadows and fields, you will discover small villages, picturesque churches and beautiful farms. Those looking for peace and quiet and friends of nature will find calm at Moraine Lake. There are four such lakes once formed by the Aare glacier just waiting to be discovered. On a bike tour through the Aare, Gürbetal and Stockental valleys you cycle through pretty villages with mountain peaks either side, visit the beautiful church of Amsoldingen and will constantly catch glimpses of the alpine panorama.

Die Aussicht vom Stockhorn über Thun in der Abendstimmung

Enjoy a special culinary journey on your visit to this region. Swap stories with the locals when you eat at a traditional country inn. Try exquisite products with intense aromas directly on a farm or at a dairy. Enjoy the quiet on your walk across hills that were formed by glaciers. Take to the heights with a hike or a trip by cable car to the Stockhorn. You will be rewarded with an extensive view of the Bernese Oberland that also reveals the lowlands if visibility is good.

Simply close to nature

Close to the town of Thun, there is plenty of accommodation in the small villages and in the middle of nature. You will find peace and relaxation in an authentic cosy country inn, a lovingly furnished B&B or on the camping site.

Contact the local tourist office

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