This is the resort for those who crave peace and quiet, pure mountain air and plenty of alpine walking. The idyllic chalet village of Adelboden is characterised by its relaxed atmosphere and is attractively situated at the foot of the Wildstrubel.
Adelboden boasts over 300 kilometres of well marked hiking trails as well as several cycling and mountain biking routes. Traditional mountain farms with alpine huts are dotted throughout the countryside; you can visit one of the cheese dairies for a demonstration and tasting. Have fun with the Trottibikes (scooter bikes) on the special descents at Trottiland or simply relax in one of the alpine wellness spas. Hotel guests benefit from the FREE Adelboden Mountain Pass during the summer months, allowing you to explore the mountains.
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Where to stay
Choose from our handpicked Adelboden hotels
What to see and do
The mountains around Adelboden offer some memorable days out and hotel guests are provided with a free Mountain Pass during the summer months. Don't miss the natural spectacles of the Choleren Gorge, where the foaming waters of the Tschentbach pour into a deep rocky gull and you can swim in a mountain stream, or the impressive Engstligen Falls which are over 600m high. You can walk to both the Gorge and the Falls or take the local bus. For higher views, take the cable car to Tschentenalp and the vantage point at Schwandfeldspitz at 2,025m or try Silleren for its cycling and climbing activities.
The picturesque town of Kandersteg and nearby Oeschinensee are well worth the visit. The lake is fed by glacial brooks and is renowned for its purity. There is an easy journey down to Spiez or Interlaken and from these resorts you can take a cruise on sparkling Lake Thun or enjoy mountain visits at Niederhorn and Harder Kulm.
You may like to visit in the winter and experience the stunning snowscapes and 112km of winter walking paths on Engstligenalp, Tschentenalp and the valleys around Adelboden. Please click here for more that the region has to offer.
Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Take a day to visit the amazing Jungfrau-Aletsch Glacier with a stunning mountain rail journey to the Jungfraujoch and awesome views across the glacier from the summit. Nearby Oeschinensee actually lies within the Jungfrau UNESCO World Heritage area. You can also reach the beautifully historic Old Town of Bern from Adelboden. Find more Swiss World Heritage Sites here.
Explore the region with our great value travel passes
Our holidays include the Half Fare Card, which entitles you to a 50% discount on most rail, mountain railways, cable cars, boats and PostBuses across Switzerland.
If you are planning daily outings, it can be well worth pre-booking the Bernese Oberland Regional Pass, as it saves you a great deal of money - and helps you avoid the queues at the ticket office! The Swiss Travel Pass is also available and we will be delighted to help you choose the one that's right for you. Call us on 0800 619 1200 for more advice.
Scenic rail holidays from Adelboden
Enjoy a fantastic two or multi centre holiday, with a scenic rail journey connecting your resorts.
You can take the short transfer to Frutigen to join the Lötschberg Regio Express for Bern or Brig, where you can connect to the famous Glacier Express to St. Moritz. You can also travel to Spiez to join the GoldenPass Line/Luzern-Interlaken Express for Lucerne or Montreux.
If you prefer to be based solely in Adelboden, there are many lakes and mountains journeys to be enjoyed locally. We can tailor make any itinerary you choose, please contact us for details on 0800 619 1200.