The hiking trails in the Destination Gstaad take you through some very varied scenery. Along the way you will discover moorlands, deep gorges, Alpine valleys, high mountain peaks and, of course, the beautifully located Alpine restaurants. With more than 300 km of signposted and well maintained trails and paths, the holiday region of Gstaad is a veritable paradise for hikers. The dense and expansive network of routes, which is ideally accessible thanks to the many lifts, cable cars and different modes of public transport, is sure to offer something for everyone.
The biking region of Gstaad is home to over 500 kilometres of GPS tours for mountain bikers, road bikers and e-bikers, signposted routes, an e-bike charging system, specialised biking hotels, two pumptracks as well as other facilities. Gstaad is first and foremost a destination for visitors wishing to ride on technically moderate routes while combining their sporting activities with typically „gstaad-like“ experiences.
The Destination Gstaad has a wealth of attractive sports and leisure facilities offering a range of different activities.
The destination Gstaad is simply an outdoor paradise. The unspoiled natural countryside inspires people to get out and keep fit, whether on the ground, in the air or on wheels. What all sports and activities have in common is the health-giving mountain air. Have a great time!
Situated in the heart of a nature reserve, the splendour of Lake Lauenen is an ideal destination for hikers, nature lovers and romantics alike. Boats are available for hire from the Lauenensee Restaurant.
Lake Arnen nestles amidst a magnificent mountainous landscape far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. There are plenty of spots along the lake shore for hikers, swimmers and fishermen to stop off and enjoy their rest. And you can also stave off your hunger at one of the many barbecue areas, not to mention the comfortable "Huus am Arnensee" restaurant on the lake itself.
The picturesque Lake Seeberg above Zweisimmen and the surrounding Alps offer an even more attractive hiking area since the opening of the new circular hiking trail. Hikers can enjoy views across Zweisimmen, Saanenmöser, over to the Rinderberg and Sparenmoos as they walk. A refreshing bath in the clear spring water from Lake Seeberg revives body, mind and soul.
The man-made reservoir lake is situated in a picturesque setting in the Hornberg cauldron at around 1800 m. Hikers can reach it from the mountain station of the Horneggli cable car, along the popular high-level hike Horneggli-Rinderberg.
The reservoir lake is quite shallow, which means it warms up quickly and makes for pleasant bathing. Also located at the lake is Europe’s highest wakeboarding installation, a bar, and a small cosy sunbathing meadow. There are also two mountain restaurants nearby for those keen to enjoy a culinary treat. Their panoramic terraces offer wonderful views of the mountain scenery. The reservoir lake is also easy to reach by car from Saanenmöser along Hornbergstrasse.
The high-lying Sanetsch valley is situated to the north of the Sanetsch Pass at an elevation of 2,000 to 2,100 m and is the site of the Lake Sanetsch reservoir dam. The reservoir lake lies in a picturesque high valley, and it takes one and a half hours to hike the circuit trail around the lake. Those brave enough will certainly want to enjoy a refreshing dip in the lake’s cold mountain waters. Tired hikers, for their part, can cool their feet instead.
The small and romantic Lake Retaud is located close to the Col du Pillon surrounded by forests and mountains. The magnificent views stretch as far as the Diablerets glacier. The Restaurant "Le Lac Retaud" is perfect for a snack or light refreshment. And a leisurely outing on the lake in a rowing boat is a wonderful way for nature lovers to take in the magnificent scenery.
Families feel particularly comfortable in the destination Gstaad. You will find offers that are tailored to them and offer a lot of variety.
A family holiday in the Destination Gstaad means:
The Gstaad region is a massive adventure playground of fun-filled activities for families in summer , from swimming in the mountain lakes, scooter runs, summer tobogganing and the Alpine Coaster to health and fitness for children and Alpine cheese-making.