Spiez-Faulensee lakeside path



2.33 km long
difficulty: easy
Hiking Trail
  • 00:40 h
  • 2 m
  • 6 m
  • 558 m
  • 564 m
  • 6 m
  • 2.33 km
  • start: Spiez lido
  • destination: Faulensee
This popular lakeside path leads from Spiez to Faulensee, tracing the shore of Lake Thun. Stroll along the banks and enjoy panoramic views of the lake and the mountains.

The panoramic lakeside path leading from Spiez to Faulensee is an absorbing experience. Whether you are planning a Sunday stroll with a loved one, cosy togetherness on a first date or fun-filled afternoon activities with the kids, the trail has it all.


Near the start of the path in Spiez, the little ones can let off steam in a superb playground; another high point for kids is the «Pirates’ Bay» playground at the end of the trail in Faulensee. For a more laid-back experience, a series of sculptures and more than 50 benches offer rest and relaxation. Every bench is unique, featuring a brass plaque engraved with words of wisdom – ideally for taking a breather, having a chat or enjoying a picnic. Wonderful vistas of the lake and the mountain landscape are guaranteed. Around midway along the path is the 100 years old Schattenbad bathing area, which is freely accessible. Why not take the plunge into the cool waters? Another possibility is to hone your senses on the barefoot adventure trail.


Looking for more hiking tips in the Bernese Oberland?

Find out more about the various hiking possibilities around Lakes Thun and Brienz.


Best season

depending on the weather


The lakeside path starts at the Spiez lido and ends in Faulensee.


No parking is available near the start of the path. In fact, since there is not a great deal of parking anywhere in the bay of Spiez, arriving by public transport is recommended.
From Spiez station, walk 10-15 minutes to the starting point of the lakeside path at the Spiez lido.

Additional information

Spiez Marketing AG

Bahnhofstrasse 10d

3700 Spiez

Tel.: +41 33 655 90 00

[email protected]



Interlaken Tourismus

Marktgasse 1

3800 Interlaken

Tel.: +41 33 826 53 00

[email protected]




The entire path is at least 2 metres wide throughout, making it suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.


Getting there
Spiez-Faulensee lakeside path