Lake Thun panoramic circular route: A walk around Lake Thun



63.75 km long
Hiking Trail
The panoramic circular route around Lake Thun is an enjoyably colourful hike lasting days through the Bernese Oberland. The trail commands majestic panoramas of the lake and the mountains, passing charming villages and atmospheric caves.

All around Lake Thun you will find beautiful viewpoints, impressive landscapes and cultural treasures. As you make your way around the circular route, you will see Lake Thun from ever-changing angles.

The route begins in Thun and leads through tranquil villages to Sigriswil, where a spectacular panoramic bridge high above Lake Thun may well cause butterflies in the stomach. The route then traces Lake Thun as far as Merligen and on to Interlaken, from where the path leads to the Meielisalp, high above Leissigen. The Meielisalp commands wonderful views of Lake Thun, and a second suspension bridge awaits. This bridge crosses the Spissibach stream at a height of almost 60 metres. Returning to sea level shortly before the Faulensee lake, hikers stroll along the lake shore to Spiez. The final section brings you back to Thun.

With 63 kilometres of hiking trails taking in dizzying bridges, fabulous panoramas and superb views across the lake, the everyday world seems far behind.


Stage 1 Thun – Sigriswil

Stage 2 Sigriswil – Interlaken

Stage 3 Interlaken – Spiez

Stage 4 Spiez – Thun


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The route can be tackled in stages or on a tour lasting several days.


tour facts
start: Train station Thun
destination: Train station Thun


18:30:00 h

63.75 km

2,200 m

2,200 m

558 m

902 m

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