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Wildstrubel / Obersimmental / Lauenental

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Stage point (start or end of stage)
Intermediate accommodation possibility
Town, village
Other locality

Bakery / grocery
Hardware / sports shop
Bank / cash dispenser
Open automobile access

A Tarred or paved road
B Dirt track
C Mule trail
D Mountain trail
E Equipped trail (cables, ladders)
F No trail

Stroll / tourism (broad, non-exposed trail)
Hiking (mountain trail, in places narrow and exposed)
Alpine route (equipped or very exposed section, snow field, blocks)
R102 Lenk » Lauenen
Trail crossing
  |   5h10   |   13.9 km   |   972 m   |   796 m

Leave Lenk heading westward and continue over the Wallegg ridge into the Wallbachgraben rift. On the other side of the valley, pass via Lochberg to reach the Trütlisberg pass, from where a descent through woods and along the stream bed to Lauenen, the stage destination, begins.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
1071 m
| B  2.2 km / 1h00
1333 m
| D  4.2 km / 1h05
Obere Lochberg
1903 m
| D  1.4 km / 1h20
2033 m
| D  2.7 km / 0h55
1583 m
| B  3.4 km / 0h50
1242 m
Detailed route description
Natural and cultural heritage
Useful topographic maps
  • 263T Wildstrubel ~ swisstopo (1: 50 000)
  • Saanenland-Simmental Frutigland ~ Hallwag Kümmerly und Frey AG, Urtenen 3-259-00805-5 (1: 60 000)
  • 5025T Saanenland Simmental (Zusammens.) ~ swisstopo (1: 50'000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Berner Oberland West ~ Bergverlag Rudolf Rother (ISBN 3-7633-4282-6)
  • Wanderwelt Schweiz / SAW und Geotechnisches Institut ~ Hallwag Kümmerly und Frey AG, Urtenen BE (ISBN 3-259-03697-0)
  • Saanenland-Simmental-Diemtigtal ~ Berner Wanderwege BWW (ISBN 3-952222-3-X)

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  • Eric db - 2022-09-14
    A mons de un kilomètre au sud du Trütlisbergpass, en direction du Stübleni, se trouve la Schutzhütte Gryden, une cabane très propre mais sans équipement dans un environnement géologique spectaculaire (gypse). Utile en cas de mauvais temps ou pour le bivouac.
    Pour rappel, hébergement économique et cuisine à disposition à la vieille école de Lauenen, 21 CHF par personne en 2022 contact: gemeinde de Lauenen 00 41 (0)33 765 30 15
  • frankie9594 - 2018-05-01
    Monaco- Trieste

    Trail may be difficult to follow at times on the way from Lauenen to Trütlisbergpass. Beautiful views on this stage. Plenty of streams to refill water on the way down to Lenk. Camping platz outside of Lenk; follow the main road south.
  • auf-guten-wegen - 2015-08-19
    Von Lenk nach Lauenen sollte man sich nicht von den Via-Alpina-Wegmarkierungen verwirren lassen. Während der grüne Weg der offiziellen Via Alpina in Lenk endet, wird der Nationale Wanderroute Nr. 1 der Schweiz, bisher identisch, mit den entsprechenden Wegmarkierungen noch bis Montreux weitergeführt. Siehe
    Beim Trüttlisbergpass biegt die Nr. 1 über Tube / Türli in Richtung Gstaad ab, während der rote Weg hinunter nach Lauenen führt.
    Sehr schöne Unterkunft in Lauenen: B&B Panorama.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    From steering to Lauenen one should not be fooled by the Via Alpina-located signposts. While going green the official Via Alpina ends in Lenk, the National Hiking Nr. 1 in Switzerland, so far identical, continue with the appropriate signposting until Montreux. See When Trüttlisbergpass the no. 1 bends over Tube / Türli off towards Gstaad, during the red path leads down to Lauenen. Very nice accommodation in Lauenen: B & B Panorama.
  • Tof - 2015-02-02
    Trieste-Monaco le 7/9/14
    Une épicerie est ouverte dans le centre-village.

    Bivouac possible en s'écartant du bourg, en continuant sur l'étape du lendemain.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Trieste-Monaco on 7/9/14 A grocery store opened in the village center. Bivouac as possible away from the town, continuing on the next day's stage.
  • Thierry M - 2013-12-27
    Monaco -Trieste

    Lauenen - Trutlisbergpass about 2h30
    Catching up Via Alpina Green trail here

    Trutlisbergpass - Walleg (upper Lenk) about 2h
  • Dom Lalot - 2013-09-01
    N'oublions pas que la Suisse est chère. Pas de camping sur Lauenen, mais on peut sauter l'étape. Camping sur Gsteig ou Lenk
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Do not forget that Switzerland is expensive. No camping on Lauenen, but we can skip the step. Camping or Gsteig Lenk
  • SPYD - 2012-09-25
    De Lenk nous avons pris la Rütistrasse pour continuer le long du Wallbach avec sa trés jolie cascade avant de rejoindre Wallegg à la cote 1327m. De plus ceci évite de prendre la route.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Lenk we took Rütistrasse to go along with his Wallbach very pretty waterfall before joining Wallegg the 1327m rating. In addition this avoids hitting the road.
  • SPYD - 2012-09-25
    A Lauenen pas moyent de tire de 'largent liquide (pas de distributeur d'argent et pas de possibilité au guichet de la banque). Par contre service réguleir (ttes les heures) de bus pour Gstaad (20').
    Trés bon accueil au Gasthof Geltenhorn
    Automatic translation [Google]
    A Lauenen not Moyent of draws' money liquid (no cash machine and no possibility to stop the bank). By cons réguleir Service (every hour) bus to Gstaad (20 '). Very welcome at the Gasthof Geltenhorn
  • Mountain Girl - 2011-10-27
    It's worth a stroll around Launen to admire its lovely old church and the abundant vegetable gardens of the residents. Careful observers might also spot the pot plants among the flowers in more than one garden... Right on Launen!
  • Mountain Girl - 2011-10-27
    Launen has a "Turistlager" (hostel) located across from its church that opens at 18:00. (Tourist office in Launen can provide number to reserve.) For a step "up", Hotel Wildhorn nearby offers cozy rooms and EXCELLENT cuisine. The hotel was acquired by two Swiss actors in 2011, who are giving it their heart & soul. Ambiance is an amusing mix of local farmers holding their 'Stammtisch' over beers, and the well-heeled crowd from Gstaad that come to dine.
  • Janek - 2011-07-21
    the time indicated to cover the 1,4km from Obere Lochberg to Trütlisbergpass is greatly over estimated. It takes only about 30 minutes.
  • Martin Schreiber - 2011-03-09
    I spent the night in Hotel Geltenhorn for 50 CHF for a single bed room.
    The Food was excellent!
  • Daniel - 2010-10-17
    In Lauenen, the Wildhorn Hotel there is a spare room which will cost CHF 65. Ask for it because the other rooms are sold first. I was told that the Geltenhorn hotel would be cheaper.
  • Lou Papé - 2009-07-28
    Un conseil pour les "fauchés": aller dormir à l'auberge de jeunesse de Saanen (accès par car)
    Automatic translation [Google]
    A tip for "broke" go to sleep at the hostel Saanen (access by car)
Last update : 2019-12-17