Bühlberg-Metsch winter hiking trail

Short facts

  • start: Lenk, Bühlberg
  • destination: Lenk, Metsch
  • easy
  • 1,96 km
  • 40 minutes
  • 10 m
  • 1658 m
  • 1464 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 10 / 100

best season

An easy winter hiking trail that starts from the popular Bühlberg and goes to the Metsch middle station of the Stand-Xpress (gondola lift).

Even the journey up the Bühlberg is a wonderful experience in winter. The higher the bus travels up the mountain road, the more one sees of the surrounding mountain giants in the municipality of Lenk. The Bühlberg itself is situated in a sunny spot and is something of a lookout post into the Simmental and up and beyond the valley into the Saaneland mountains. The winter hiking trail starts directly at the bus terminus next to the Bühlberg restaurant. It initially leads in a south-easterly direction to the Bühlberg - Hahnenmoos chairlift. You will pass behind the bottom station to avoid accidentally entering the ski slope area. Now the winter hiking trail leads almost without climbs or falls to the Metschmaad chairlift. There is a ski bar a little way above the bottom station where winter hikers will also be given a very warm reception.


From the Metschmaad chairlift, the marked trail now leads along the forest periphery to the Metschgraben brook to Metsch. This trail section climbs about 180 metres in altitude, which also makes it somewhat steep in some places. The magnificent panoramic views towards the Wildstrubel, Plaine-Morte and Wildhorn however compensate for this. During the descent you will also enjoy excellent views of the nearby ski slopes which lead to the middle station of the Stand-Xpress. The winter hiking trail also ends there. From here, you can take the gondola lift down into the valley from where you can walk along the valley road into Lenk.

General information


Bühlberg - Metschmaad - Metsch

Safety Guidelines

The route of this winter hike is marked throughout and is also groomed after sufficient snowfall. Please take care, the descent from Metschmaad to Metsch is fairly steep!


Sturdy footwear and clothing suitable for the weather conditions.


After your walk, take the lift from the Metsch middle station up to the top station and enjoy the fantastic views whilst eating a delicious dessert!

Getting there

Travel by car to Lenk via Zweisimmen. Then take the bus.


Various parking facilities are provided at Lenk.

Public transit

Getting there: By train to Lenk via Zweisimmen. Then by bus from Bahnhofplatz up onto the Bühlberg.


Getting back: From Metsch, take the Stand-Xpress (gondola lift) to the bottom station in Rothenbach, then continue by bus to Lenk.


Swisstopo Landeskarte 1266 Lenk 1:25'000 erhältlich im Web-Shop der Berner Wanderwege

Additional Information

Lenk Bergbahnen, Badstrasse 1, 3775 Lenk, [email protected], 033 736 30 30


This tour is presented by: Berner Wanderwege, Author: Markus Schluep

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