4th stage: Gansingen - Gstaad
Gansingen is idyllically embedded between Laubberg, Bürerhorn and Cheisacher and is the "top" municipality of Fricktal. The first documentary mention of Gansingen took place in 1240. Nearly 600 years later, the village was haunted by several large fires. The village, with its three districts Gansingen, Büren and Galten, was however again and again built up and today has a good 1,030 inhabitants.
Gansingen is an active village, especially thanks to the many committed clubs. In addition to the "Dorfmärt" in October, which is popular all over the municipality, there is a wide range of cultural and sporting events every year. Especially the Velo-Club Gansingen, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2018, has been in existence for several decades as an organizer of national and international cycling races nationwide. With the Cheisacherturm, the municipality has received an impressive new landmark in 2010. The Gansinger slogan "Here I like it" is a program.
Holiday region of Gstaad
Gstaad is unique in many ways. The region offers a unique wide range of sports, events and culinary attractions in its spectacular alpine surrounds. Roadbike- and mountainbike-tours, hiking trails right up to the Glacier 3000 animate families and sports enthusiasts to explore the intact nature. Gourmets praise Gstaad for its culinary Olymp and its wellness credentials. With its cosy chalet-village ambience and its undisputed glamour, Gstaad will make any vacation an unforgettable experience.
Enjoy unforgettable moments in the saddle with the varied touring and training options in the holiday region of Gstaad. Combine your sports activities with alpine adventure, physical and mental revitalisation, and endless fun.
Gstaad - Visitor attraction of the region
Gstaad (1,050 m above sea level) is the region's main attraction, combining style, Swiss Gemütlichkeit and tradition in a delightful way. The traffic-free centre of the village is a harmonious mix of restaurants, shops, hotels and bars. The recreational areas surrounding the village are accessed by three mountain railways.
The «4 finger loop» forms the basis of all shorter rides in the region of Gstaad and leads through Gstaad after each of the 4 valleys.