The signalization of hiking routes is standard throughout the Kanton Berne. It helps you find your way in the alpine landscape. More than 660 km of hiking- and mountain paths are marked in the Kandertal Region. Please note the different categories:
» Swiss Hiking Federation
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» Berner Wanderwege
» Hiking in Switzerland
|Hiking trails are generally accessible trails and usually determined for foot traffic. They generally lead aside from roads carrying motorized traffic and are usually not surfaced with asphalt or concrete. Hiking trails make no special demands upon the users. |
Signalization: yellow signpost. » more information
| ||Mountain trails are hiking trails, which partly access difficult terrain. They are mostly steep, narrow and exposed in places. Users must be surefooted, have a head for heights, be physically fit and have knowledge of dangers in the mountains. Solid boots with good sole profiles, equipment appropriate to weather conditions and topographical maps are preconditions. |
Signalization: yellow signpost with white-red-white tip. White-red-white painted stripes confirm the route. » more information
|Alpine routes are challenging mountain trails. They sometimes lead across glaciers and scree, through rockfall areas and through rocks with short climinb sections. To follow these routes alpine experience and / or a mountain guide are necessary. Signalization: blue signposts with white-blue-white tip. White-blue-white painted stripes confirm the route. » more information|
|Winter hiking trails are during the winter prepared connections and paths. They make no special demands upon the users. Please pay attention to dangers because of snow and ice. |
Signalization: pink signposts.