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Winter circular trails: Springenboden in the Diemtigtal

Short facts

  • start: Oey-Diemtigen/Springenboden
  • destination: Oey-Diemtigen/Springenboden
  • medium
  • 6,98 km
  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • 230 m
  • 1499 m
  • 1285 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 40 / 100

best season

Winter circular hike on the Springenboden ob Oey in the Diemtigtal. Pink-signposted circular trail with two options.

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.

General information

Directions

Springenboden – Ahorni -Chüeweid – Neuenstift – Ottenschwand– Bergli – Springenboden. Variante A: Abzweigungbei Ahorni. Variante B: Abzweigung bei Neuenstift

Safety Guidelines

Diese Route verläuft auf gepfadeten Winterwanderwegen.

Equipment

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.

Tip

Option(s)

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

Getting there

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

Parking is available at the starting point for the hike.

Public transit

With the PostBus from Oey-Diemtigen station to Horboden station. Continue the journey by taxi. Taxi tel: +41 (0)79 616 90 45

Maps

Swisstopo Landeskarte 1227 Niesen 1:25'000, bestellen unter: www.wanderplaner.ch/sommer/web-shop/

Additional Information

Naturpark Diemtigtal, Bahnhofstrasse 20, 3753 Oey, Tel: 033 681 26 06, Mail: [email protected]

Pavings

  • Hiking Trail (12%)
  • Asphalt Coating (76%)
  • Path (11%)

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