Winter circular trails: Springenboden in the Diemtigtal
- start: Springenboden (Horboden)
- destination: Springenboden (Horboden)
- 6,97 km
- 2 hours 45 minutes
- 230 m
- 1499 m
- 1286 m
- 60 / 100
- 40 / 100
The 15-kilometre winter trails on Springenboden take you through the snow-decked forests and fields along the Diemtigtal’s southern slope, high above the floor of the Diemtigtal Nature Park. The trail via “Alp Ottenschwand” is rather challenging and reaches an elevation of up to 1500 metres above sea level. After the climb, you are rewarded by a stunning view into the back of the Diemtigtal and the Simmental. Back at the start of the trail, winter hikers can warm themselves over a hot drink in one of the mountain lodges.
The shorter options (“Ahorni-Satteli” and “Neuenstift-Satteli”) are perfect for short walks with a relatively steady gradient.
Springenboden – Ahorni -Chüeweid – Neuenstift – Ottenschwand– Bergli – Springenboden. Variante A: Abzweigungbei Ahorni. Variante B: Abzweigung bei Neuenstift
Diese Route verläuft auf gepfadeten Winterwanderwegen.
This route follows paved winter trails. We recommend the following equipment: Sturdy, waterproof hiking shoes, light- to medium-weight backpack, cold protection, sun protection, hiking sticks, first aid kit, snacks, tea in a thermos flask.
Option A: Ahorni 3 km, 71 metres of elevation gain, highest point 1,400 metres above sea level, hike time 1.5 hrs
Option B: Neuenstift, 147 metres of elevation gain, 5 km, highest point 1,476 metres above sea level, hike time 2 hrs
On Autobahn A6, Bern-Thun-Zweisimmen up to the end of the motorway at Simmental (the Simmenfluh tunnel). After the junction for Diemtigtal approx. 20 km to Springenboden.
Parking is available at the starting point for the hike.
With the PostBus from Oey-Diemtigen station to Horboden station. Continue the journey by taxi. Taxi tel: +41 (0)79 616 90 45
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This tour is presented by: Berner Wanderwege, Author: Markus Schluep