Engstligenalp is a large Alpine plateau whose landscape makes it an extremely exciting bouldering area in summer. A boulder is a large piece of rock. Instead of using ropes and hooks, boulder climbing takes place on rocks at jumping height from the ground. To make it even safer, there’s a mat to cushion and protect your landing when you jump. Uniquely
for Switzerland, you can also do a boulder assault course, combining hiking and boulder climbing on Engstligenalp to create an all-round experience in the open air.
Engstligenalp offers eight different boulder courses. They are rated differently and alongside some quite gentle boulders there are also some real tough ones! Several of the courses can be attempted by all the family as they are on a flat flowery meadow crossed by small streams... a paradise for children!
Equipment can be hired from the Engstligenalp Mountain Hotel, open from mid-June to mid-October.
Bergbahnen Engstligenalp AG
Tel. 033 673 32 70
Climbing for sport in Frutigen
Adelboden and Frutigen offer excellent opportunities for hang-gliding. Launches can be made from various mountains giving a bird's-eye view of the winter landscape.
As the passenger of a hang-gliding professional, you will quickly discover why the birds sing! Four or five steps towards the valley and you are floating above it. The thrill slowly gives way to a feeling of space and freedom.
You have the choice between being the passenger on a tandem-flight or taking a course in hang-gliding yourself.
The local hang-gliding school promises you a simply unforgettable experience on a tandem-flight, with only a few basic requirements needing to be met by the passenger. Additionally there are one-day "sampler" courses and 2-3 day basic training courses before continuing training for your solo-flight.
Tel. +41 (0)79 630 98 93
Tel. +41 (0)33 654 45 30
The newest mountain climbing route in Adelboden sits in the shadow of the roaring Engstligen Falls and leads up to Engstligenalp. Anyone undertaking this tour on foot is guaranteed a grandiose and unique natural spectacle.
The starting point for the climb is the base station of the Engstligenalp cable car. After 20 minutes comfortable walking, the route starts to ascend with a fixed rope lining the Chäligang trail.
The path is simple and the views of the Engstli Valley below and Adelboden in the distance is marked by colourful impressions. Some sections require greater concentration as the nearby waterfalls provide a source of distraction.
A viewpoint directly over the falls offers the chance to experience the natural world with every sense. After a more challenging passage in the rocks, the route follows a wide rocky face up to the Edelweiss plane. Every the name conjures up superlative images as hundreds of this protected species flourish here alongside other rare plants. Botany truly comes to life here. The rope-lined route comes to an end and climbers rejoin the official mountain track over flowery Alpine meadows to the summit station of the Engstligenalp cable-car.
En route you can let the impressions sink in while taking some refreshment in the two mountain taverns.
|Level of difficulty
|| K2 (1 = easy, 5 = difficult), red route
|| 3 hours (20 min. to start of climb)
| Vertical distance
|| 560m/1800ft (Rope route 300m/980ft)
| Openin dates
|| Mid-June to approx. Mid-October, every Wednesday guided tour, CHF 79.- per person
| Equipment pickup
|| Equipment collection: Base station of Engstligenalp
|| No entrance charge for the route!
| Equipment hire
|| SFr. 10.-
|| SFr. 6.-
|| Other equipment
|| SFr. 10.-
Climbing Combi SFr. 22.- Adults, SFr. 16.- Children
Combi + Return trip on cable car SFr. 37.- Adults, SFr. 23.- Children
Furhter information: www.alpinschule-adelboden.ch
Discover the unique Segway driving experience as you glide silently through Adelboden’s diverse areas of natural beauty.
Monday - Sunday
9am - 12pm
2pm - 5pm
Bike- & Segway-Chalet
Tel. +41 75 417 42 01