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Swiss nature parks — Adrian the Goatherd of Bern

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Swiss nature parks — Adrian the Goatherd of Bern

Hiking Collection by MySwitzerland

7

Tours

49:32 h

93.7 mi

21,700 ft

Lush mountain meadows and romantic woods against the fascinating backdrop of the Bernese Alps await you on your hike to Alp Bire. The "Alp Birehubel" circular hiking trail winds its way through the middle of the Gantrisch nature park, and we will take you along on this collection.

You will be accompanied on the family-friendly hiking trail by the ringing of little bells carrying the goats and cows of the alp around your neck. Already on the way at Gantrischseeli you can meet the animals that can move freely around the alp in summer. Maybe you'll also meet the goatherd of Bern and his cattle dogs. 13-year-old Adrian Mäder prefers to spend his summer holidays on the alp with his 13 goats. Together with his father, he herds a total of 86 goats — his own and those of local farmers.

At the large alp table in front of the hut, you can take a leisurely break with the girls. The family will spoil you with homemade goat cheese and refreshing drinks. Enjoy the unforgettable view of the striking Gantrisch and the idyll of the nature park.

In addition to the Gantrisch Nature Park, there are 17 other Swiss Nature Parks. In this collection we present six experiences in the most beautiful parks. From the several-day circular hike in the UNESCO Entlebuch Biosphere to the panoramic high-altitude hikes in the Jura or Thal Nature Parks, to the fantastic pass hikes through the unique landscapes of the parks, you will find everything your heart desires — above all lots of untouched nature.

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    Rundweg Alp Birehubel – Zu Gast beim Berner Geißenpeter im Naturpark Gantrisch

    Intermediate
    00:47
    1.51 mi
    1.9 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The beautiful, family-friendly "Alp Birehubel" circular route starts at the post bus stop "Gurnigel, Gantrischhütte". From here you hike past lush mountain meadows and idyllic woodland pastures to the Upper Gantrisch Hut. Then it goes gently downhill to the picturesque Gantrischseeli. Surrounded by green

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  • Difficult
    05:08
    10.7 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,875 ft
    1,300 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On this wonderful hike in the Thal Nature Park you will enjoy, in addition to untouched nature, spectacular views of the Alps, the Basel area and beyond the country's borders to the Black Forest and the Vosges.

    

    The starting point of the tour is the mountain station Wasserfallen at 925 meters altitude

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  • Intermediate
    02:34
    4.83 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,200 ft
    1,200 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On the circular walk from Obergmeind over the Glaspass you get an exciting insight into the unique landscape, which was shaped both by nature and by human hands. On countless information boards you can find out more about the history of the landslides on the Heinzenberg on the way, illuminating the topic

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  • Intermediate
    04:16
    8.45 mi
    2.0 mph
    2,625 ft
    2,275 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Through quiet forests and over picturesque Alps, this beautiful hike takes you from the Grand Chalet in Rossinière to the Auberge de la Croix de Fer in Allières. On the way you can enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding peaks: the Dent de Corjon, the Vanils and the Gummfluh.

    

    The hike starts in Rossini

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  • Intermediate
    04:46
    8.00 mi
    1.7 mph
    1,400 ft
    2,525 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This wonderful mountain hike takes you from the Ofen Pass to Il Fuorn. For the most part, the paths lead you through the magnificent landscapes of the oldest nature park in the Alps - the Swiss National Park.

    

    It starts at the Ofenpass, where you can take the PostBus. From here you walk down to Alp Buffalora

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  • Difficult
    05:03
    10.2 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,875 ft
    1,000 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    From Col du Mollendruz you walk on the Chemin du Mont Tendre to the Col du Mollendruz. It starts at about 500 meters up to the Mont Tendre and then gently down to the Col du Marchairuz.

    

    It starts at the Col du Mollendruz at 1,180 meters altitude. From here you climb several steps up to Mont Tendre. The

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  • Difficult
    26:59
    49.9 mi
    1.9 mph
    12,400 ft
    12,400 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The moorland trail takes you on 80 kilometers through the moorland of the UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch. You will hike on five stages past barren raised bogs, flower-filled lowland moors and pristine moorland landscapes. Start and finish of the round trip is Sörenberg. The stage destinations are Kemmeribodenbad

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    93.7 mi
  • Duration
    49:32 h
  • Elevation
    21,700 ft

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