AlpnessTrail stage 3, Färmel - Laubbärgli

Thanks to the AlpnessTrail, people who enjoy long hikes have access to a circular trail with 13 stages passing through the Saanenland and Obersimmental Alps.

Alpine culture.

The Färmel Valley is about 400 metres above the valley floor. Mountain farming and - in summer - Alpine farming are its defining images. Our hike leads past Albristen and Wyssenberg, two areas where cattle graze on mountain pastures during the summer. The warm and often humid south-facing areas are productive and well-developed. Larch forests thrive in the warm location. After climbing over the long ridge of Mt. Schatthore, we briefly cross the somewhat exposed crest (2,085 m a.s.l.), the highest point of the day and a nice starting point for many paraglider pilots. One final look up at the mighty Mt. Albristhorn before we make our way down the windy trail to Mt. Laubbärgli.


Host at the stage finish: Berghaus Laubbärgli Attention: The operation of the Berghaus Laubbärgli is not secured for summer 2022. Alternatives: Bühlberg or Berghotel Hahnenmoos (extension of hiking time approx. 1h) or by bus from Laubbärgli (SBB timetable) down to the village of Lenk.