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Hike to the Tschuggen Alp

Short facts

  • start: Wiriehorn cable car valley station (Riedli), Zwischenflüh
  • destination: Diemtigen village
  • medium
  • 7,80 km
  • 2 hours 35 minutes
  • 376 m
  • 1364 m
  • 812 m
  • 80 / 100
  • 40 / 100

best season

The hike takes you from the valley station of the Wiriehorn cableways, up to lush alpine meadows and the Wakker Prize-winning village of Diemtigen.

On a varied hike from Riedli up to Chilchflue and on to the Tschuggen alp you can breathe in the refreshing alpine air. The trail leads mostly through shady mountain forests before you reach the impressive high plateau. Once you reach the top, you will pass several alpine farms and notice that many cows and cattle make their home here during the summer months. In combination with your hike, book the > Alpine cheese hike Tschuggen offer (in German) and you will be awaited by the Wiedmer family with various types of delicious alpine cheese for tasting.

With a view of the Simmental and the moorland of the Aegelsee, you now descend to Diemtigbergli and the village of Diemtigen. It's worth taking a look at the houses: the village is dominated by buildings from the second half of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century, so look out for the magnificent houses and the Romanesque church in the middle of the village.

General information

Directions

The trail leads you from Riedli over the Chilchflue to Alp Tschuggen. After a well-deserved break, the trail leads you down to Diemtigbergli and the village of Diemtigen. The trail is signposted as a mountain trail with yellow directional signs or trail markers.

Attractive circular hike:
If you would like to extend the alpine hike to a suitable circular tour and do without the PostBus, you can hike along the valley hiking trail from the Oey-Diemtigen railway station to the Riedli valley station (Zwischenflüh) beforehand. The descent from Diemtigen village to Oey-Diemtigen railway station is also easily doable on foot, taking around 30 minutes. The extended circular hike takes about 5.5 hours.

Equipment

  • Hiking boots
  • Clothing appropriate to the weather and temperature
  • Sun/rain protection
  • Food and sufficient drinks for the journey
  • Hiking poles if necessary
  • Don't forget coins for shopping on the alp or at one of the product refrigerators :-)

Tip

Shopping directly on the alp or at one of the product refrigerators: Bring home a tasty cheese from the Diemtigtal.

Getting there

Motorway A6 Bern direction Zweisimmen, 1 km after the Simmenfluhtunnel turn left direction Diemtigtal. Follow the Diemtigtalstrasse into the valley for 4 km to the village of Oey. The market place is 500 metres from the village entrance, shortly after the Hirschen Inn. Start your individual circular hike from here or take the PostBus to the official starting point, the bus stop "Zwischenflüh, Riedli Talstation".

Parking

Free parking is available on the market square immediately after the Hirschen Inn (500 m from the entrance to Oey village). Alternatively, there is paid parking at Oey-Diemtigen railway station.

Rates for parking at Oey-Diemtigen railway station
4 hours Fr. 4
5 hours Fr. 4.50
6 hrs. Fr. 5
7 hours Fr. 5.50
8 hrs. Fr. 6

Public transit

By train to Oey-Diemtigen station (Spiez-Zweisimmen line), continue by PostBus to the "Zwischenflüh, Riedli Talstation" stop.

Additional Information

A hiking map is available from the Diemtigtal Nature Park office.

Diemtigtal Nature Park
Bahnhofstrasse 20
3753 Oey
Phone +41 33 681 26 06
info@diemtigtal.ch
www.diemtigtal.ch 

Pavings

  • Street (37%)
  • Asphalt Coating (5%)
  • Hiking Trail (56%)
  • Path (2%)

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