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C13 Kandersteg » Adelboden
Trail crossing
  |   7h10   |   15.6 km   |   1244 m   |   1079 m

Leave Kandersteg and head southward along the railway line, climbing alongside the Alpbach stream to Usser Üschine hamlet. From here, the mountain trail leads steeply up to the Bunder Chrinde. Climb through the steep couloir behind the pass down to the Bunderalp, and then continue to Adelboden, the stage destination.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
1174 m
| D  2.4 km / 0h40
1214 m
| D  1.9 km / 1h20
Usser Üschene
1566 m
| D  3.8 km / 2h10
| D  2.5 km / 1h00
Berghaus Bonderalp
1738 m
| D  5 km / 2h00
1347 m
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  • 263 T Wildstrubel ~ swisstopo (1: 50 000)
  • Saanenland-Simmental Frutigland ~ Hallwag Kümmerly + Frey, ISBN 3-259-00805-5 (1: 60 000)
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  • Franzi - 2018-07-29
    Wir sind die Etappe Mitte Juli 2018 gelaufen. Für die Unterkunft können wir wärmstens empfehlen, die Etappe kurz vor Adelboden zu beenden und im Strohhotel von Familie Josi einzukehren. Man kann dort für einen sehr fairen Preis eine gemütliche und ruhige Nacht im Stroh verbringen.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    We ran the stage in mid-July 2018. For the accommodation we can highly recommend to finish the stage just before Adelboden and to stop in the straw hotel of family Josi. You can spend there for a very fair price a cozy and quiet night in the straw.
  • frankie9594 - 2018-05-01
    Monaco- Trieste

    Steep climb up from Adelboden to Berghaus Bonderalp. Follows the road for most of the way. Bonderalp is a good option to stay the night. Path to Bunderchrinde is rocky; at the top be careful of footing. There is a alpine hut on the way down to Kandersteg, like Thierry says. International scout center is a good option to stay the night. Two supermarkets in town, as well as a camping platz next to the gondola area.
  • Andreas - 2015-09-27
    Bin am 26.9.15 von Kandersteg nach Adelboden gewandert. Super Wetter und bis jetzt noch sehr gute Wegverhältnisse. Wer früh startet (ich bin gegen 8:00 Uhr los), sollte auf alle Fälle kurz vor der Bunderchrinde noch über den Alpschelegrat auf den Alpschelehubel (sehr tolle Aussicht zum fotografieren der Bunderchrinde) und nach Überschreitung der Bunderchrinde noch auf die Bunderspitz hoch wandern (Sehr schöne Aussicht auf Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau und Oeschinensee). Die meisten Unterkünfte und Einkehrmöglichkeiten am Weg haben mittlerweile geschlossen. Ankunft Adelboden: 16:30 Uhr! Sehr schöner, sonniger und angenehmer Wandertag!
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    Bin on 09/26/15 migrated from Kandersteg to Adelboden. Super weather and as yet very good road conditions. Who starts early (I'm around 8:00 clock los), should in any case nearing Bunderchrinde nor the Alpschelegrat to Alpschelehubel (very great views to photograph the Bunderchrinde) and after crossing the Bunderchrinde still on the Bunderspitz high hike ( Very beautiful views of the Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau and Lake Oeschinen). Most accommodations and rest stops along the way have been closed. Arrival Adelboden: 16:30 clock! Very nice, sunny and pleasant day of hiking!
  • Schindler - 2015-08-14
    On August 12th 2015 I went from Adelboden to Kandersteg. Just after the Bunderchrinde Pass, the handrail is gone so is the path at one place. Makes the way down fairly tricky not to say dangerous.
    Regards Albert
  • Tof - 2015-01-21
    Trieste-Monaco le 4/9/14
    Belle étape encore. Ambiance très minérale au col Bunderchrinde et verdoyante en descendant sur Adelboden.

    Adelboden, toutes commodités ET gaz type Primus, Msr... (norme EN417) disponible sur la place du village, magasin Intersport.
    Bivouac sur chemin de l'étape suivante près de la rivière Gilsbach après Guun (cf carte).

    Automatic translation [Google]
    Trieste-Monaco on 9/4/14 Beautiful step further. Atmosphere at Bunderchrinde very mineral and green collar down on Adelboden. Adelboden, AND all amenities like gas Primus Msr ... (standard EN417) available on the village square, Intersport store. Bivouac on way to the next stage near the river after Gilsbach Guun (see map).
  • Thierry M - 2013-12-27
    Monaco - Trieste
    Via alpina red and green trail separates/join in Adelboden

    Great option to stay overnight at Berghaus Bonderalp (young & friendly owners)

    On the way down from Bunderchrinde to kandersteg, few alpine huts where it can easily grabbed Berner Alpkase.

    the international scout center is located before reaching Kandersteg (food + accomodation possible), water stream passing by.
    Kandersteg have a campingplatz somewhere.

    Kandersteg - Oeschinensee (food + accomodation) is reachable in only 1h10

  • wfstb - 2012-07-02
    In der Tabelle fehlt die Höhe der Bunderchrinde (laut Wikipedia 2385 m).
    Automatic translation [Google]
    In the table, the amount of missing Bunderchrinde (according to Wikipedia, 2385 m).
  • Lou Papé - 2009-08-02
    Berhaus Bonderalp à Vordere Bunder:
    hébergement bien venu après une longue étape, paysans sympas (concert de cor des Alpes), repas un peu juste (patates + fromage) et dortoir rustique (dans le grenier au dessus des cochons avec l'odeur en prime).
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Berhaus Bonderalp Vordere Bunder to: accommodation well stage came after a long, cool peasants (Alphorn concert), just a little food (potatoes + cheese) and rustic dormitory (in the attic above the smell of pigs with bonus).
Last update : 2017-09-13