Recreation & Region – Summer activities

Summer in the mountains:
with action, tennis and golf.

One thing is certain: you definitely won’t be bored here. Whether it’s tennis, golf or squash, hiking, cycling or climbing – there are countless opportunities to be active in our region. Together with our partner Alpinzentrum Gstaad we offer you great experiences from paragliding to shooting the rapids. What would you like to do? We are happy to help make your wishes come true.

See in den Bergen mit Ausblick

Hiking & Trail Running Guide

Do you want to discover the beauty of the Saanenland ? Do you want to be enchanted by the intense green of the meadows, by the cool spray of the thundering waterfalls or by the cosy spots by the lake ?

We have compiled this hiking and trail running guide for you and selected some of the most beautiful trails in the Saanenland for you. In this guide you will find easy hikes for the whole family or challenging tours on the glacier. The many pictures give you a taste of what awaits you: incomparable nature and unforgettable experiences.

Your hiking & Trail Running Guide

Kind das Tennis spielt
Ein Jungen hält konzentriert seinen Tennisschläger während eines Matches.
Korb mit Tennisbällen im Tennishotel Gstaad Palace

Tennis and squash

Do you like playing tennis? Tennis players from 16 years and up have the chance to train with one of the most successful tennis players in history at the «Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks», back in the 2022 summer season.

During the summer season we open our four tennis courts right outside our hotel. Play a match and enjoy the breathtaking view over Gstaad and the surrounding mountains. You can even play tennis in bad weather at the three indoor courts found close by to our 5-Star Superior Hotel. Or you can opt for squash and train on the hotel’s own squash court.

Landscape in the spring with a view of the mountains
Pond in nature with a view of the mountains

Golf in the Bernese Oberland

Play golf on one of the most beautiful 18-hole golf courses in the Alps: the Gstaad-Saanenland golf course is surrounded by the Bernese Oberland’s magical mountain scenery, next door to a nature reserve and fen. The golf club offers courses for newcomers, beginners and handicap golfers during the whole season, from 1 May to 31 October.

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Aufnahme aus der Vogelperspektive der grünen weiten Landschaft und des Dorfes.
View of the countryside and mountains

Hiking in the Gstaad holiday region

Fens, alpine valleys, high mountain peaks and deep gorges – you experience diverse scenery along the hiking trails. With more than 300 kilometres of marked and maintained trails, the Gstaad holiday region is real paradise for anyone who likes walking. Wonderfully situated alpine restaurants invite you to indulge and take a break. And if your legs are feeling heavy and tired: several cable cars can take you part of the way.

Mountain bikers at the lake with a view of the mountains

Mountain biking and e-biking

Would you like to explore the region’s most beautiful spots on two wheels? No problem, there are lots of signposted cycle routes as well as GPS tours with a total length of 500 kilometres. Whether you’re a mountain biker or e-biker, everyone gets their money’s worth here. By the way, you can also book guided bike tours with us. Simply ask us about them. 

Frau klettert an Steinwand

Mountaineering and climbing

Do you want to head up high? Gstaad offers a wealth of climbing routes. There are countless opportunities to scale mountains from Zweisimmen to Pays d‘Enhaut. At the same there is something for every level of difficulty: whether you’re a beginner, family with children or pros – we are happy to help you find the route that suits your climbing skills best.

See in den Bergen mit Ausblick
See im Grünen
Lake in the mountains and buttercups

Swimming pools and lakes

Regardless of whether you want to improve your stamina and technique or splash around in family-friendly pools with the children – there are lots of opportunities for water lovers in and around Gstaad. At our hotel we offer you an indoor pool and in the summer an outdoor pool with children’s pool. In addition there are public swimming pools and stunning swimming lakes in the region. Each one is unique in itself and yet they all have one thing in common: the special atmosphere and wonderful location surrounded by nature.

Stand up paddeling im See
Paragliding in the mountains
Kayaking in the river

Outdoor activities and day trips

Whether it’s on the ground, in the air or on wheels: the Gstaad holiday region is an outdoor paradise. Experience the region from above during a hot air balloon ride or sightseeing flight. There are also countless outdoor activities from horse riding and horse-drawn carriage rides, to summer tobogganing and fishing, to rafting, paragliding and canyoning. Would you rather take a day trip for sightseeing? The Castle of Gruyères, the Cailler chocolate factory, the city of Montreux and Chillon Castle on the banks of Lake Geneva can all be reached in just one to two hours from our hotel.

The Gstaad Palace team naturally provides the perfect end to your summer’s day: let us pamper you in our spa complex or enjoy your favourite drink with us.

And if you cannot be doing with summer but are still looking for paradise: experience Gstaad in winter.

Winter activities