From Thurnen via Gurnigel Pass to Schwarzenburg
Take a day trip to the beautiful Gantrisch Region. The postbus takes you from Thurnen or Schwarzenburg to the Gantrisch Nature Park and across Gurnigel Pass. This recreational area has a lot to offer from fantastic views to amazing hikes.
The Gurnigel Route starts out in Thurnen and climbs up to Längenberg. Riggisberg is the starting point for a wide variety of excursions into the Gantrisch Nature Park and the Schwarzenburgerland region.
The high trail along Längenberg to Niedermuhlern and the stunning views are especially memorable. Riggisberg Castle and Abegg Foundation, where woven fabrics from different eras are on exhibit, make the village a cultural highlight. The Gantrisch Nature Park offers many different options to choose from, the forest arena or lovely little Gantrisch Lake, for example. The Gäggersteg* walkway provides a very interesting perspective of how the forest is recovering from Lothar, known as the storm of the century.
The postbus takes you through the Gantrisch area up to Gurnigel Pass. The spectacular Gantrisch Panorama Trail connects Gurnigel with Zollhaus. Now, enjoy a postbus ride down into the valley to Plaffeien and Schwarzenburg. Visit the local history museum in Schwarzenburg for more facts and figures about the region.
The Nature & Sport Bus (Route 30.615) complements the existing PostBus Route 30.323 and leads from «Schwarzenburg, Bahnhof» as far as «Gurnigel, Stierenhütte». The Nature & Sport Bus travels on Saturdays and Sundays - as well as on public holidays - during the summer and autumn months. Please note the exact operating hours in Timetable 30.615.
*New construction of the Gäggersteg walkway in the summer of 2019
The popular walkway is not open this season because of ongoing construction. The new Gäggersteg walkway is expected to open in the spring of 2020.
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Nature & Sport Bus: Special tariff, general travelcards such as the GA, Half-fare Card, Day Passes, combined subscriptions, Junior Card etc. are not valid
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Timetable 30.323Timetable 30.615 (nature and sports bus)
Reservations required for groups of 10 or more.
Tel. 0848 100 222
Route 30.323 open all year
Travel-date details/validity: view timetable/timetable information
Nature & Sport Bus: Route 30.615 not open all year, view Timetable/Timetable information
Bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle
Reservations are required. Tel.+41 31 808 15 15 (08.00 - 17.00 h)
Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed
All vehicles are wheelchair-accessible. For information call tel. 0848 100 222
Explore the area of the Gurningel Route on foot
or by mountain bike
Phone0848 100 222
The protected natural area of the Gantrisch region is waiting to be discovered: hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and mountain biking, rock climbing, ski slopes, a rope park, eBike rental, and a forest adventure path leave no room for boredom.
Telephone+41 31 808 00 20
Berghaus Gurnigel is always worth a visit – be it to refuel after a hike or just to enjoy the views from the cosy and sunny terrace.
Berghaus Gurnigel offers a restaurant, a panorama terrace, a hall as well as rooms and dormitories.
3099 Rüti bei Riggisberg
Antique fabrics from different eras are on exhibit at Abegg Foundation. The valuable pieces are presented in an historic and artistic context. A fabric restoration and research center is also part of the Foundation.
Werner Abeggstrasse 67
Telephone+41 31 808 12 01
Whether you choose the cosy dining room, the restaurant, the “Ochsenstube” or the garden – it’s a fabulous place to eat and drink at reasonable prices.
Berggasthaus Gurnigelbad offers a variety of rooms and generous surroundings. Accommodation options for every budget are also available.
3099 Rüti bei Riggisberg
Phone+41 31 809 00 77
Restaurant Zollhaus is an excellent place to refuel before or after an excursion.
Whether you eat on the large, covered terrace or in the cosy dining room, the menu offers a large selection of tasty dishes.
Phone+41 26 419 11 42
Serving traditional food is a time-honoured custom at Gantrisch Hut. Everybody will find something they like.
Roland Iseli, Owner
Phone+41 79 300 97 77
The Mäder Family invites you to the table. Order the food they offer or bring your own picnic and enjoy the fantastic views.
The little Gantrisch mountain lake below Gantrisch and Birehubel mountains is a lovely spot to linger and relax. There are some pleasant places all around the lake for grilling, picnicking or simply sit and rest your feet. Gantrisch Lake can be quickly reached along a well-built path from the Gurnigel, Gantrischhütte PostBus stop.