let`s go for a hike from Gurnigel to Stockhorn, a classical panorama ridgeway hike along the Bern alps.
After a walking time of 4.30h we reach the Stockhorn at 2182 m altitude. Technically it is an T2 Hike without special difficulties, - though it is altogether more than 900m upwards and more than 300 m down, - so a rather normal/good condition is recommended.
We can also have some longer pauses and enjoy the view.
From Stockhorn we go by gondolas down to "Erlenbach im Simmental". and return then by the Lötschberger train to Bern.
As far by now Weather seems to be sunny, - at least no rain, - it can be colder though. Take 3 layers with you, hiking shoes and a Picknick.
We meet Bern train station on platform 8 at 08:00.
08:12 we take the train to Thurnen.
In Thurnen we take the bus 323, direction Schwarzenburg and we arrive at 09:13 in Gurnigel Wasserscheide.
Don't forget to buy only a one way ticket Bern - Gurnigel, Wasserscheide.
Covering 800 hectares, Lavaux is the largest contiguous vineyard region in Switzerland, and its daringly constructed hillside terraces have been protected by UNESCO since 2007.
Walking between Lutry and Saint Saphorin we will pass through the most spectacular parts of Lavaux, especially its steepest part around Dézaley. Lavaux is beautiful in any season but with autumn colors and light it's definitely special.
It's an easy 3h15mn walk without much height difference (approx. 300m up and the same down) that does not really need more details or any difficulty rating. With breaks we should count a good 4+ hours though.
This time we’ll try to make it all the way to Saint Saphorin (had to stop in Rivaz back then).
Vine tasting will also be an integral part of the tour and we’ll stop at least at two different spots, both with great views, which are directly on our route (the first being somewhere near Montagny and the second one, where we stopped in 2016, just before Rivaz ).
So yes, for the first time on any hike this year you’ll be allowed to drink before the finish line ;-)
MEETING POINT AND ORGANISATIONAL DETAILS
Meeting point is Bern on platform 6 at 11:50 under the sector B signs.
We take the 12:04 train to Lausanne and then a train to Lutry where we will arrive at 13:40.
For the return, I can’t give a precise timetable. We’ll probably take a train sometime between 18:00 and 19:00.
For such walks in larger groups we typically take it easy and often have a few slower participants. DO NOT buy any ticket with a precise time !
Also, given that such groups on such hikes tend to split quite a lot (usually reconnecting but not always, for example when some people decide to make a rush in front for whatever reason) : everyone is supposed to have checked the route and know which villages and places we’ll go through as well as the different places with public transportation.
Take a one-way ticket to Lutry via Lausanne.
Sneakers are fine on this walk. Bring a camera, you will want to take a lot of pictures.
DISCLAIMER AND CREDITS
I am not an official or professional guide and you come under your own responsibility. I take the utmost care in planning and preparing my hikes, checking conditions and weather forecasts but I can't be held responsible for anything that happens during my hikes.
Credits for the cover picture : Gustave Deghilage
Here is my phone number in case you need it : 079 305 26 82
14. Oktober 2018, 10:00 - 16:00: Ausstellung, Führungen, Bastelwerkstatt, Kulinarisches und Ge-Nuss-Volles
In Märchen entfalten sie Zauberkräfte, für viele Tiere stellen sie eine unersetzliche Winternahrung dar und aus Kuchen und Gebäck sind sie nicht wegzudenken. Aber nicht alles was sich Nuss nennt, ist es auch im botanischen Sinne. Welches sind «falsche» Nüsse und welche Pflanzen bilden tatsächlich Nussfrüchte aus? Was hat eine Erdbeere mit einer Haselnuss gemeinsam? Diesen und anderen Fragen widmet sich der Thementag, mit einem abwechslungsreichen Programm für Gross und Klein.
Tuesday, 20 November, from 19:00 Meeting room, Bruder Klaus Church (tram 7 to Burgernziel)
There will be three talks, followed by a lively discussion. The themes cover mass media, from newspapers and television to social media. We will discuss all aspects of misinformation, including “false facts” and “half-lies”, propaganda, politics and advertising.