1 Via Alpina
1 Via Alpina

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Via Alpina

Stage 15, Adelboden–Lenk

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Via Alpina

Gentle climb alongside the Glisbach stream, through forest and moorland, over the Hahnenmoospass, then down to Lenk, superbly set in the Hinter Simmental basin, with spectacular waterfalls and the perfect backdrop of the Wildstrubel massif.
The well-known holiday resort of Adelboden has maintained its typical village feeling. With a variety of gondolas, cable cars and other mountain transportation the picturesque village at the foot of Wildstrubel Mountain is one of the most exciting holiday destinations in the Bernese Oberland, covering a wide variety of interests. In the village, the path turns off and leads down to the Allebach River. Here you have a clear view of the Engstligen Falls and Wildstrubel Mountain behind. Leaving the paved road you then take the gravel trail along the Allebach. A few minutes later the Via Alpina branches off again to the south and follows the Glisbach creek.

A narrow path takes you up to Adelboden Geils via Ribestalde and Adelboden Bergläger. From there a paved trail meanders through a beautiful moor landscape up to Hahnenmoos Pass. In winter the highest point of this section is the hub of the Adelboden-Lenk ski area. In the south you see the Wildstrubel and surrounding mountains and the La Plaine Morte glacier. Near the glacier, seven springs gushing out of the rocks and creating white foam are the source of the Simme River. They are known as the “Sieben Brünnen” (Seven Springs).

Form the top of the pass you overlook a wide panorama and the view across the beautiful Simmental Valley opens up. On a gravel path and through the meadows the trail passes countless cosy chalets on the way down to the Lenk train station. The beginnings of tourism in Lenk go back to its sulphur springs. These are said to be beneficial for rheumatism and respiratory illnesses. To this day, the guests of the thermal baths are enjoying the positive effects of the water.
Gentle climb alongside the Glisbach stream, through forest and moorland, over the Hahnenmoospass, then down to Lenk, superbly set in the Hinter Simmental basin, with spectacular waterfalls and the perfect backdrop of the Wildstrubel massif.
The well-known holiday resort of Adelboden has maintained its typical village feeling. With a variety of gondolas, cable cars and other mountain transportation the picturesque village at the foot of Wildstrubel Mountain is one of the most exciting holiday destinations in the Bernese Oberland, covering a wide variety of interests. In the village, the path turns off and leads down to the Allebach River. Here you have a clear view of the Engstligen Falls and Wildstrubel Mountain behind. Leaving the paved road you then take the gravel trail along the Allebach. A few minutes later the Via Alpina branches off again to the south and follows the Glisbach creek.

A narrow path takes you up to Adelboden Geils via Ribestalde and Adelboden Bergläger. From there a paved trail meanders through a beautiful moor landscape up to Hahnenmoos Pass. In winter the highest point of this section is the hub of the Adelboden-Lenk ski area. In the south you see the Wildstrubel and surrounding mountains and the La Plaine Morte glacier. Near the glacier, seven springs gushing out of the rocks and creating white foam are the source of the Simme River. They are known as the “Sieben Brünnen” (Seven Springs).

Form the top of the pass you overlook a wide panorama and the view across the beautiful Simmental Valley opens up. On a gravel path and through the meadows the trail passes countless cosy chalets on the way down to the Lenk train station. The beginnings of tourism in Lenk go back to its sulphur springs. These are said to be beneficial for rheumatism and respiratory illnesses. To this day, the guests of the thermal baths are enjoying the positive effects of the water.
14 km
700 m | 1000 m
4 h 30 min
easy (hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Adelboden, Post
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Ascent Hahnenmoos (from Lenk)
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Ascent Hahnenmoos (from Lenk)
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
Lenk im Simmental, Bahnhof–Lenk, Bühlberg
or
Lenk, Bühlberg–Lenk im Simmental, Bahnhof
Reason: metres in height saved approx. 600m.
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Ascent Hahnenmoos
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Ascent Hahnenmoos
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
Adelboden, Post–Hahnenmoos via Adelboden, Geils
or
Hahnenmoos–Adelboden, Post via Adelboden, Geils
Reason: metres in height saved approx. 600m.
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Via Alpina hiking pass
With the Via Alpina hiking passbook, you collect 38 stamps with memories to cherish. The stamp stations are located at each stage start and finish. More information about the hiking passbook.
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Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Lenk im Simmental
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Services

Accommodation

Familienhotel Alpina
Familienhotel Alpina
Adelboden
The Cambrian
The Cambrian
Adelboden
Berghotel Hahnenmoospass
Berghotel Hahnenmoospass
Adelboden
Bio-Hof Brandegg
Bio-Hof Brandegg
Lenk im Simmental
Hotel Kreuz
Hotel Kreuz
Lenk im Simmental
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Places

Adelboden
Adelboden
Lenk in the Simmental
Lenk in the Simmental
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Signalization

Signalization
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