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Through the tranquil Justis valley and over Sichle into Eriz

Short facts

  • start: Merligen, Beatus
  • destination: Innereriz, Säge
  • medium
  • 14,93 km
  • 5 hours 20 minutes
  • 1160 m
  • 1679 m
  • 565 m
  • 40 / 100
  • 60 / 100

best season

The route starts at the STI bus stop “Merligen Beatus” and heads into the village. Following the Grönbach, it then continues through the woodland along well-surfaced tarred tracks. On the track up to Gütsch, the gaps in the trees afford a splendid view of the Lake Thun region and the Niesen.

The flanks of the Sigriswilergrat and Güggisgrat climb steeply at the entrance to the Justis valley. The well-surfaced tracks at the entrance to the valley are also lined with huge rocks and boulders, which have broken away from this impressive ridge. The hike continues to “Gross Mittelberg” and “Hinterstberg” via “Püfel”. This stretch is relatively flat and follows a well-maintained path towards the valley. Next comes the climb to Sichle itself, which can already be seen rising up majestically in the background as you enter the valley. At the last alpine farm you can enjoy a quick snack before setting off on the mountain trail. Some will have to stop to catch their breath from time to time on the scrabbly ascent up the mountain. The mountain trail continues to narrow as it approaches “Sichle”. At the top, the pass opens up onto a narrow arête between two peaks with views of the Emmental hills and the Bernese Oberland with the angular Niesen and the Frutigland. A narrow path crosses the meadow from “Sichle” down towards the Eriztal valley. Afterwards, the going becomes rocky and stony, and several gullies have to be negotiated before you reach “Obere Schörizhütte”. From there you can also marvel at the multiple faces of the “Sieben Hengste” mountain. Via “Untere Schörizhütte” a variety of paved and unpaved tracks take you to the Restaurant Säge in Innereriz, where you will also find an STI bus stop (also marked “Innereriz”). 

General information

Directions

Merligen - Grön - Hinterberg - Sichle - Oberschöriz - Innereriz/Säge

Safety Guidelines

Diese Route verläuft ganz oder teilweise auf signalisierten Wegen der Kategorie Bergwanderweg.

Equipment

Wir empfehlen folgende Ausrüstung: Feste Bergschuhe, mittelgrosser Rucksack mit Hüftgurt, Sonnenschutz, Regenbekleidung, Wanderstöcke, Taschenapotheke, Picknick, genügend Flüssigkeit, Mobiltelefon.

Public transit

Getting there: Take STI bus no. 21 from Thun station to Merligen, Beatus

Getting back: Take STI bus no. 41 from Innereriz, Säge to Thun station

Maps

Swisstopo Wanderkarte 254T Interlaken 1:50’000, bestellen unter: www.wanderplaner.ch/sommer/web-shop/

Additional Information

Verein Berner Wanderwege, Bern, Tel.: 031 340 01 01, E-Mail: [email protected], Homepage: www.bernerwanderwege.ch

Pavings

  • Street (48%)
  • Hiking Trail (27%)
  • Path (25%)

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