Grundbach, with its singular elevated location, is a popular destination for outings and recreation. During summer and winter, the Burgerwald forest with its immense dimensions is a perfect area for extensive walks and hikes as far as the Gurnigel area. As an almost alway fog-free sun deck, Grundbach offers awe inspiring views of the Lake of Thun region and the Bernese Alps. The Gürbe river also offers an intriguing backdrop for hikes from the headwaters to the lower course.
Wattenwil lies along the Way of St. James, the ancient pilgrimage route between North-Eastern Europe and Santiago de Compostella.