Hiking in the winter
Look forward to 20 km of well-maintained walking trails that have wonderful views. An ideal choice is also the roundabout path which starts and ends in the village of Aeschi.
Treat yourself in one of our restaurants.
- Please do not walk on the cross country trail! (Security reasons).
- There is no hiking path into the Suldtal.
Actual state of the winter hiking trails
Spikes for boundless winter hiking pleasure
Spikes to borrow
If the hiking trails are hard and icy, you can obtain these spikes from Aeschi Tourism for a deposit of CHF 20.00. So nothing will stand in the way of your winter hiking pleasure. Come by or give us a call.
You will find us at Scheidgasse 8, 3703 Aeschi. Phone 033 654 14 24
Our winter hiking tips
The starting point of the two-hour winter circular hike is the village square (car park) or the bus stop Aeschi, Post. The path leads the first 250 m along Mülenenstrasse, past the indoor swimming pool, slightly downhill and then turns left into Suldhaltenstrasse. Following the small road, always with a view of the impressive Niesen pyramid, the winter path branches off to the left after a good kilometre. After Sandgruben follows the only short steep section until you reach Sewenegg with its beautiful views. The view extends far into the Kander and Engstligental valleys. Between the cross-country ski run (please do not enter) and the edge of the forest, the trail leads to Aeschiried, where there is the option of taking an additional loop into Schitmatti. To the right of the Aeschiried schoolhouse, the winter hiking trail leads downhill in a north-westerly direction, opening up views of Lake Thun and as far as the Mittelland. Across open fields you reach the Ebenengässli. Here, in good snow conditions, you can follow it to the left for about 250 m before the prepared route leads over open terrain away from the settlement area to the village of Aeschi. If there is not enough snow, the route leads along the side street, through the Tannenmattli quarter via Spittel and Zwygartenstrasse towards the village of Aeschi. The last 400 m run along Alleestrasse before returning to the starting point after about two hours.
Hike to the Allmispitz
Take the post bus (or car) to Aeschiried Schulhaus. Get off the bus here and take a leisurely walk uphill via Allmigässli, past the ski hut to below the Allmispitz. If there is no snow, you can climb to the end of the ski lift and enjoy a wonderful view of the Fruit Valley, Lake Thun or the sea of fog and the surrounding mountains. If there is snow, you can use the path together with sledgers and skiers. Tolerance from both sides is essential. In addition, if you are skiing or sledging, you will not be able to climb all the way up to the Allmispitz. However, this does not spoil the pleasure. The view is also simply stunning from here. Please use only the marked paths for the hike and do not enter the ski slopes.
Another highlight is a comfortable stop at the ski hut. Here you can enjoy a delicious cake, a fine soup or simply a hot punch and the fantastic view.