With the three variants of the winter hiking trail on Springenboden, you can shape your hike as you wish: The shortcut options via Ahorni or Neuenstift are ideal for shorter walks with little difference in altitude. The path via Alp Ottenschwand is rather demanding, but the ascent to 1500 m above sea level is rewarded with an impressive view of the rear Diemtigtal and the Simmental. Do you fancy something warm or would you like to enjoy the last rays of sunshine on a terrace? Back at the starting point, the restaurants are ideal for this.
Shortcut A "Ahorni": 3 km, 1 hour.
Shortcut B "Neuenstift": 5 km, 1.5 hrs.
Follow the winter hiking trail from Springenboden to Ahorni (location of the Schwingerweg fireplace and Kompotoi toilet) before the trail climbs via Chüeweid, Neuenstift to Alp Ottenschwand. Far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you can enjoy an impressive panorama of the rear Diemtigtal and Simmental valleys. From Bärgli, you already start the descent back to the starting point.
Variante A: Branch off at Ahorni
Variante B: Branch off at Neuenstift
Be prepared for possible icy patches along the circular walk.
It's worth taking a look at the Swiss wrestlers' pavilion: in addition to exciting portraits of the wrestling kings, you'll find a product fridge with Diemtigtaler specialities.
Motorway A6 Bern direction Zweisimmen, 1 km after the Simmenfluhtunnel turn left direction Diemtigtal. Follow the Diemtigtal road into the valley for 8 km until Horboden. Turn left here and follow the signs for "Springenboden" (6 km).
There is a large signposted car park between the Springenboden restaurant and the Gsässweid inn.
By train to Oey-Diemtigen station (Spiez-Zweisimmen line). Continue by post bus to the "Horboden, Wirtschaft" stop. From here Springenboden can only be reached on foot (approx. 1 hr. 30 min.). On request there is a transport service to Springenboden: Phone 079 616 90 45 / Phone 079 664 08 60 / Phone 079 669 31 14.
The different variants of the winter hiking trail lead past a covered fireplace and a toilet (Kompotoi). Flyers with an overview map are available from the Diemtigtal Nature Park office.
Diemtigtal Nature Park
T 033 681 26 06
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