Cross-country skiing Aeschiried

Short facts

  • start: Final destination of the bus at Aeschiried Schulhaus
  • destination: Obersuld
  • difficult
  • 12,58 km
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • 380 m
  • 1267 m
  • 1009 m

best season

Cross-country skiing south of Lake Thun in the winter wonderland of the Suldtal valley, a nature reserve at the foot of the Morgenberghorn. Enjoy total tranquillity, broken only by the gurgling waters of the Suldbach stream or the wingbeat of a golden eagle.

The starting point is the post bus terminus at Aeschiried school, just a few steps away from the trail, ski rental station and ski pass counter. The route leads in the classic or skate technique over an undulating meadow in the direction of Suldtal. The views from here of the mountains around Aeschiried are breathtaking. The valley gradually narrows and you become enveloped by the silence and captivated by the idyllic surroundings and the rays of sunlight piercing the wintry landscape. This largely unspoilt mountain valley at the foot of the Morgenberghorn is a nature reserve. Black grouse, chamois and deer roam in forests and meadows, and orchids and gentians blossom abundantly in spring. You might even glimpse a pair of golden eagles soaring high above.The winter sports enthusiast follows the skating trail, stopping for a breather on one or more ascents, while the classic trail follows in part the Suldbach stream before it plunges to the depths from a height of 80 metres. Arriving in Suld near the Pochtenfall Restaurant (unfortunately closed in winter), the trail then enters a steep ascent and ends several bends later in Obersuld. Here is the turning point, and it is worthwhile taking a break to soak up the majestic mountain panorama. Take the trail back to the starting point; this time with a rapid ascent to the Pochten Waterfall and an undulating route back to Aeschiried. This cross-country skiing experience leaves you with both tired legs and a wealth of enriching impressions.
For a special experience, travel across the 4 km long illuminated cross-country trails at night, automatically lit every evening from Monday to Friday.

General information


It takes you a few steps from the bus station to the start of the cross-country skiing, the rental station and the point of sale for the trail passes.

Safety Guidelines

Inform yourself in advance about the weather conditions and condition of the trails.


Rent cross-country skiing equipment from the rental station in Aeschiried or bring your own cross-country skis and a valid trail cross-country trail ticket.


“I can highly recommend the rental station in Aeschiried. They offer a professional service and you won’t have to drag your own equipment around with you.”


Parking is available

Public transit

getting there / return Aeschiried, Schulhaus

Additional Information

Ski rental and trail pass

In Aeschiried at the parking of the restaurant Panorama there is a changing room, the rental station and point of sale for the trail passes.



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