Available: all year.
Bernese Oberland Regional Pass: FREE
Half Fare Card: 47 Sfr from Interlaken
Swiss Travel Pass: 50% discount from Erlenbach
This wonderful half or full day excursion to the Stockhorn mountain in the lush Simmental region gives you the opportunity to take the cable car from Erlenbach to the summit which lies at 2,190m above sea level. Once at the top, you can enjoy magnificent views of over 200 mountain peaks in the high Alps and beyond.
Stockhorn station, as well as the summit, are wheelchair accessible, with lifts at all stations. Stockhorn is also very family friendly with great facilities such as playgrounds at both the middle station of Chrindi and at the summit. There are also rest stops and barbecue areas located at regular intervals all round the lakes. This gives you the opportunity to relax and maybe even have a family barbecue.
At the top, offering superb views of the alpine peaks from their large sun terrace, is the Panorama Summit Restaurant. It's a fantastic way to relax (and enjoy a well deserved cold drink after walking to the summit...!), soak up the sun and enjoy lunch ranging from classic regional cuisine to gourmet dishes. It's truly a picture postcard alpine landscape.
In addition to a restaurant there is a 70m tunnel leading into the rocks to a 'grotto' in the north wall which has viewing windows where you can see Thun, the lakes, the River Aare and Gürbetal, the plateau to the Jura mountains. In the gallery are also crystals from the region. Stockhorn really is a lovely day out for you and your family and offers beautiful views at all times.
There are 70km of well maintained hiking paths and breathtaking views on all of them are guaranteed! The most popular hikes are as follows:
Stockhorn - Oberstockenalp - Hinterstocken - Chrindi. Walking time 1hr 45
Chrindi - Hinterstocken - Oberstockensee - Oberstockenalp - Chrindi. Walking time 2hrs 15
Chrindi - Hinterstocken - Chrindi. Walking time 40 mins
Stockhorn - Strüsslligrat - Oberstockenalp - Chrindi. Walking time 2hrs 10
The cable car station is located in Erlenbach which can be easily reached by train from Interlaken, Thun and Spiez.
The walk between the train station and the cable car station is well signposted and takes approximately 10 minutes. The journey from Erlenbach to the summit takes 20 minutes with one change in Chrindi, where you can walk round the Hinterstockensee before making your way by cable car to the summit.