Wilde waters and imposing mountains: A wonderful and varied hike in the natural alpine valley of the Kiental

Already the bus ride from Reichenbach to Griesalp is as scenic as spectacular for we use the steepest postal bus line of Europe. Then the leisurely part is soon over as we start our in some parts steep uphill hike on a more and more small path. But it’s worth the sweat and free stretching, as the goal, the grassy Abeberg, is offering a really great view to the snowy peak of the Bluemlisalp, the Niesen and all down the main valley. As we enjoy our picnic we may be lucky to see the rare butterfly called Schwalbenschwanz dancing around. Hiking on the steep trail down the same way but still with this beautiful view with us, we too would like to fly... This not possible we may like to sit down at the nice mountain hotel Golderli and have a beer or soda. Then we start our third part of this varied day hike which now is dominated by the wild water. Following the “Wild water trail” we will see waterfalls, canons and washed out rock formations like the “witch casserole” and then the water now peacefully flows into Switzerland’s youngest natural lake, the Tschingelsee, which is changing its wetland character from year to year. We may take the postal bus from here or continue further following the again wilder flowing river down to the little village of Kiental.  


Walking time: 5-6h Ascent 558m, Descent 815m+, ▲▲


This hike in the described way is a stamina demanding one and needs hiking boots for the Abeberg part. You should not have knee problems. Some exposure on the last part on the peak.


90.- Fr.

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