Valley hike in the wild Gadmertal
- start: Gadmen Post
- destination: Innertkirchen
- 11,88 km
- 3 hours 15 minutes
- 140 m
- 1198 m
- 626 m
- 80 / 100
- 20 / 100
On the valley trail from Gadmen to Innertkirchen, you mostly progress on level ground or gently descending. You gain an insight into the diverse cultural landscapes.
A delightful way to explore the unspoilt Gadmertal valley is to hike along the valley path from Gadmen to Innertkirchen. Most of the time you walk on gravel paths, sometimes on little roads with hardly any traffic, and occasionally on meadow paths.
The valley trail leads from Gadmen first via Furen to Twirgi. The pretty hamlet is surrounded by the diverse meadows and pastures of the Firschlachteni, Erli and Hofstatt areas. In recognition of their services to the preservation of these landscape gems, their farmers were honoured with the cultural landscape award of the Oberland-Ost region in 2012. The eye-catcher of the area is an extensively used, species-rich pasture with many stone walls, bushes and fruit trees. The terrain is interspersed with rocky parts, and in between there are wet areas with orchids and cotton grasses.
From the village of Nessental, the trail leads to Schwendi, then along a meadow path through a wide, green plain flanked on both sides by mountain forest. From the hamlet of Hopflauenen, you descend gently to Wiler; the descent to Innertkirchen is somewhat steeper.
Gadmen - Nessental - Innertkirchen
- Regularly check the location and compare it with the schedule. In this way, alternatives, shortcuts, demolition, etc. can be considered in good time.
- In the event of bad weather, turn back in good time or seek shelter. If thunderclouds are gathering, it is advisable to abort the tour as soon as possible.
- Do not leave the marked paths. Stay on the official hiking trails even if trails look like shortcuts. Some of these paths are not maintained and can end in a dead end.
- Lost? Stay together as a group and return to the last known point. Wait for better visibility or call for help.
- Plan enough time and energy reserves for the descent.
- Slow down and take breaks.
- Steep grass, scree and snow slopes are safer to tackle on the ascent than on the descent.
- For the descent, choose the easier option or take the train down to the valley.
- Avoid herds of cattle calmly and at a sufficient distance. Keep dogs on a leash.
- In encounters with guard dogs, the following applies: Remain calm so that the dog realises that you are not a danger to the herd. Keep a generous distance from the herd.
- Allow mountain bikers to pass without obstructing their ride unnecessarily.
- The sun's rays are particularly intense in the mountains. Sun cream with a high protection factor, a sun hat and sunglasses with UV protection should therefore be part of your luggage.
- Even in summer and in good "starting weather", warm clothing and rain protection are part of the equipment. The onion principle with several layers of clothing is recommended.
- Day hiking backpack with rain cover
- Sturdy and comfortable shoes
- Clothing adapted to the weather and hard-wearing (onion principle)
- Charged mobile phone
- Pocket pharmacy
- Beverages and food
- Pocket knife
Those who want to fortify themselves in a restaurant on the hike have the opportunity to do so in Nessental. The name of the restaurant Rösti says it all: there is a choice of Rösti in numerous variations.
From Basel and Geneva, the fastest route to the Jungfrau Region is via Bern. From Zurich, the route via Lucerne and the Brünig Pass is recommended. The pass is open all year round.
From the south, travel to the Jungfrau Region via the Grimsel or Susten Pass. Both passes are only open in summer. An alternative is the Simplon Pass with subsequent car transport through the Lötschberg tunnel.
There is uncovered parking in the village.
Thanks to its central location in Europe, Switzerland is served by international trains from over 12 countries. Within Switzerland, Intercity trains run from Basel and Lucerne directly to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich change trains in Bern. The trains run every half hour.
From Interlaken and Lucerne we travel comfortably on the Zentralbahn panorama trains directly to Meiringen. From Brünig-Hasliberg we have several post bus connections at our disposal.
This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG