Via Ferrata Allmenalp

Ready to embark on one of the most spectacular via ferratas in Switzerland? It's steep from the very beginning! The ascent leads via metal steps, across an airy suspension bridge, a twisting ladder and many other elements. This via ferrata is impressive! Higher and higher we get, made secure by the steel cables, until we reach the top via a vertical wall. The mountain station of the Allmenalpbahn is not far away; beer waiting at the small restaurant next to it.

Quick Facts

  • A spectacular via ferrata
  • 1 Day
  • Experience Level: Competent
  • Fitness Level: Sporty
  • Groups of max. 6 people

From CHF 225

From CHF 225

Closest Bookable Dates

Dates Available seats
01.06.24 more than 3
30.06.24 more than 3
27.07.24 more than 3
25.08.24 more than 3
21.09.24 more than 3
20.10.24 more than 3

Tour Details

Group Tour (4-6 participants)

CHF 225 per person  

Private Tour

1-3 people CHF 890 per group
4-6 people CHF 225 per person


To book a private tour please contact us:

0041 (0)33 224 07 01


Day Elevation + Elevation - Kilometers Walking time
1 600m 0m 2km approx. 3-4 hours (ascent only)


Day 1

We meet in Kandersteg to climb one of the most beautiful via ferratas in Switzerland. After a short material check, we hike together to the start. Immediately steeply - we climb up the cliffs via metal steps, always well secured to the steel cables. We cross a suspension bridge and reach what is probably the most famous section of the Allmenalp via ferrata – the twisting ladder. On the way, the mountain guide will offer valuable tips to make the via ferrata easier for us. We continue the climb up to an exposed traverse. With a little courage and a lot of strength we can overcome this too. Now we can choose whether to take the 40m Tyrolean or another suspension bridge beside it. A final vertical wall stands between us and the top. From there a short hike and a few more metres ascent brings us to the mountain station of the Allmenalpbahn. In the small restaurant next door we can treat ourselves to something to drink and maybe a snack? From here we can take the cable car back to Kandersteg or, if still feeling fit, the mellow hiking trail (1-1.5 hours).

Season June - October
Departures for official tours See "Closest Bookable Dates"
Departures for private tours Private tours can be booked daily
Meeting point 10:00am cable car station Allmenalp Kandersteg

  • Guiding from a licenced mountain guide/ aspirant guide
  • His or her expenses

  • Your expenses
  • Snacks
  • Rental equipment
  • Costs for cable cars
  • Costs for a taxi if needed (guests pay for the guides share)


  • 20-25l


  • Warm, functional clothing
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Mountaineering or hiking pants
  • Sunhat
  • Gloves
  • Beanie or headband


  • Hiking boots

The basics

  • Sunglasses (category 3 or 4)
  • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm (minimum factor 30, 50 better)
  • Thermos flask, drink bottle
  • GA or Half Fare Travelcard (if you have)
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)

Technical Equipment

  • Harness
  • Via Ferrata set
  • Helmet

General Information for Mountaineering School

Our team is here for you. If you have any questions, please contact us or visit us in our shop in Grindelwald. We are happy to help!

OUTDOOR - Mountaineering School Grindelwald

Dorfstrasse 103
3818 Grindelwald

0041 (0)33 224 07 01


Trip status for group courses

1-2 days before your tour or course we will review the weather forecast and conditions with the mountain guide to determine if we can operate. We will contact you by phone with an update.

Minimum of participants (group tours)

As soon as the minimum number of participants is reached, we will send you a confirmation by email.


If we have to cancel your tour, you have the option to reschedule to a new date, or you will receive a full refund.


Please refer to the equipment list for your tour or course. At our shop in Grindelwald, you can purchase technical equipment, mountain clothing, shoes, and backpacks. We also have technical equipment available for rent.


Choose functional clothing that is moisture-wicking and quick-drying. Dress in layers so you can easily react to temperature changes. The range at our shop in Grindelwald is tailored to mountain tours and our expert staff are happy to advise you on the best clothing for your tour or course.


Lunch is not included in the offer. We recommend bringing bars, dried fruits, nuts, or a sandwich. The amount you will need to drink depends on your individual needs and the length of the tour. We recommend .75 -1.5 liters of water, warm tea, isotonic drinks, or whatever you prefer. We also recommend that you hydrate enough the day before, so your body is well prepared for the tour.


A mountain hut is not a hotel. Running water is not guaranteed and electricity is not available everywhere, so it is not always possible to charge batteries or phones. If you have special dietary needs, please inform us in advance so we can make arrangements with the hut.


Our tours and courses are led by IVBV certified mountain guides or mountain guide aspirants. We prioritise your safety by requiring regular training to ensure our guides have relevant, up to date knowledge. Outdoor is certified by the Swiss Council for Accident Prevention (BFU) and our safety and emergency concepts are audited by this organization annually.

General terms of contract

Our General Terms and Conditions apply. 

General Terms and Conditions

You don't own the equpiment needed? Rent it from us:

Winter rentals

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