Lake Thun panoramic circular route: Stage 1

Short facts

  • start: Thun
  • destination: Sigriswil
  • medium
  • 11,30 km
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • 640 m
  • 798 m
  • 558 m
  • 80 / 100
  • 40 / 100

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The Lake Thun panoramic circular route from Thun to Sigriswil

The first stage of the hike starts from Thun, the town with the medieval castle, and passes tranquil settlements like Hünibach and Aeschlen. Hikers soon reach and cross the spectacular bridge at Sigriswil, high above Lake Thun. The 340-metre bridge commanding panoramic views spans the Gummischlucht gorge at an altitude of 180 metres. Linking the villages of Aeschlen and Sigriswil, the bridge is the centrepiece of the entire Lake Thun circular trail project. A charge applies to cross the suspension bridge (reduced rate on presentation of a guest card); however, the view of the lake and the mountain peaks is free. 


Stage 2 Sigriswil – Interlaken

Stage 3 Interlaken – Spiez

Stage 4 Spiez – Thun


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General information


The route can be tackled in stages or on a tour lasting several days.

Additional Information

Crossing the hanging bridge in Sigriswil is subject to charge (it is privately funded by the Verein Panorama Rundweg Thunersee).


  • Street (13%)
  • Asphalt Coating (44%)
  • Path (25%)
  • Hiking Trail (14%)
  • Unknown (3%)


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