A group playing disc golf in the green park. A person throwing the frisbee.
A downhill cyclist jumping a meter into the air over a dirt jump.
Two joggers by the Ostsignal. One is stretching on a bench, the other is setting off.
The Gurten is covered in snow. Countless people are skiing and sledding. In the center is the children's ski lift
The children's ski lift pulling a child wearing skis up the slope.
An arrow with a yellow signpost indicates the Gurten circular trail

Sports activities

Sports activities on the Gurten

Jogging

Improve your endurance and go jogging on Bern’s local mountain. There are circuits for both beginners and experienced athletes around the Gurten. The wide range of routes includes asphalt roads, gravel paths and single trails. As a jogger, take advantage of the car-free zone on the Gurten.

Once you reach the top, you can quench your thirst free of charge at the fountain in front of the “Ofenhüsi”. Anyone looking for something more than water will find what they are looking for at the Bahnhöfli take-away stand or at the Tapis Rouge self-service restaurant.

Two joggers by the Ostsignal. One is stretching on a bench, the other is setting off.
A group playing disc golf in the green park. A person throwing the frisbee.

Disc golf

Play frisbee according to the rules of golf. Whoever completes the 12-hole course with the fewest throws wins. Enjoy a round of disc golf with family, friends or team colleagues.

The disc golf course is freely accessible every day (the course is not lit).*

* The course is closed during the Gurten Festival and Winter Wonderland (incl. assembly and dismantling time).

Frisbee rental from the Tapis Rouge or the Bahnhöfli during opening times.

Use of the 12-hole course is free.
Frisbee rental & course plan: CHF 5 + deposit

Hiking

There are a number of hiking trails around the Gurten with different levels of difficulty. Climb Bern’s local mountain to an altitude of 858 meters above sea level and enjoy the view over the Bernese Alps.

Gurten circular trail 3.2 km level of difficulty: easy
“Sommerfrische” (summer retreat) trail 5.8 km level of difficulty: medium
Gurten tour 7.4 km level of difficulty: demanding
Gurten classic 3.8 km  level of difficulty: easy
“Winterzauber” (winter magic) trail 5.8 km level of difficulty: easy
“Alpenblick” (Alpine view) trail 4 km level of difficulty: medium
An arrow with a yellow signpost indicates the Gurten circular trail
A downhill cyclist jumping a meter into the air over a dirt jump.

Downhill trail

Take the Gurten funicular to the top station then hurtle down the two-kilometer downhill trail to Wabern on your bike. With an altitude differential of 270 meters, the trial incorporates the natural obstacles and is suitable for both downhill experts and all-round bikers.

The downhill trail is freely accessible every day (the trail is not lit).

  • The trail is accessible free of charge.
Washing point on parking level 3: free
Sports pass (for the transport of the person): CHF 11
Multi-trip pass (for the bike): CHF 45
Bike transport: CHF 3

Sledding

The sled run is only 17 minutes from Bern central station, making it the most spontaneous sledding excursion in the area. Go sledding on the unlit sled run from the top station to the middle station of the Gurten funicular. If you don’t have your own sled, you can rent a traditional wooden sled at the top station.

Mon.–Sun.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.*

* Operation is dependent on the snow cover. You can check if the sledding run is open using the symbol in the website menu.

Use of the sledding run: free
Traditional wooden sled rental: CHF 5
Gurten funicular sports pass: CHF 11
The Gurten is covered in snow. Countless people are skiing and sledding. In the center is the children's ski lift
The children's ski lift pulling a child wearing skis up the slope.

Skiing

The Gurten – Park im Grünen boasts the smallest and most local ski area in Bern. If there is enough snow on the mountain, the children’s ski lift is open. The Gurten is ideal for anyone taking their first steps on the slopes.

December to February
Mon.–Fri.: 1 p.m.–5 p.m.*
Sat. & Sun.: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.*

* Operation is dependent on the snow cover. You can check if the ski lift is open using the symbol in the website menu.
Day pass: CHF 5
Ski, pole and boot rental: CHF 5

Getting here

The easiest way to find us. There are parking spaces right next to the Gurtenbahn funicular valley station.

More

A diagram with an overview of how best to get to the Gurten. By public transportation or car, the Gurten is ideally located.