ADELBODEN – HIKE, NORDIC-WALK, & SPA

  8 day independent resort stay   Rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit in this absolutely gorgeous corner of the Swiss Alps. Hidden deep in the mountains of the Bernese Oberland lies the town of Adelboden. The chocolate-box image of a Swiss mountain village comes alive here, with old wooden chalets with overhanging roofs lining […]

 

8 day independent resort stay

 

Rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit in this absolutely gorgeous corner of the Swiss Alps. Hidden deep in the mountains of the Bernese Oberland lies the town of Adelboden. The chocolate-box image of a Swiss mountain village comes alive here, with old wooden chalets with overhanging roofs lining the main street (cars are discouraged), and 3000m peaks providing an impressive backdrop. Our unique package offers the opportunity to experience all that makes an Alpine stay in Switzerland so special – walking, cycling, mountainbiking, spa and wellness!

 

Day to Day Itinerary

 

Walking

Adelboden is surrounded by a network of over 300 km of perfect hiking, walking and mountain trails, for unforgettable discoveries and experiences in a unique setting, combining nature and a man-made landscape. Maps for walkers, suggested trails and folding guide sheets are available free of charge in the Tourist Centre in Adelboden. While hiking, observe the primeval force of water: the 600 m high Engstligen waterfalls, Choleren Gorge, Pochtenkessel, and Adelbodner mineral springs. Observe traditional mountain farming with alpine huts and alpine cheese dairies, while enjoying the sound of cowbells from the meadows as you stroll by.

 

Hiking Pass

The hiking pass is valid on all Adelboden cable-cars and local buses as well as the cable-car Elsigbach-Elsigenalp. Hikers or just gentle walkers use the cablecars and local bus services to comfortably reach magnificent viewpoints, cosy mountain restaurants and the starting points of many of the adventurous trails. Even the most unfit are thus able to enjoy the high mountain atmosphere. This hiking pass is included in our package.

Guided Walks

Guided, theme walks take place regularly throughout the summer. On Mondays the villages of Adelboden and Frutigen are explored. On Wednesdays from Frutigen, there is a walk up to visit a mountain cheesemaker. On Thursdays you have the possibility to explore the Aeugi-Lowa climbing trail. Charges of from $5 to $20 apply to guided walks.

GEO-Tracks / GPS Bike Tours

GPS (Global Positioning System) has been a household word for some time now. Adelboden Tourism has electronically stored various high-profile tours: four walking trails, one cycle route and even a family bike tour can be downloaded onto a GPS handset. Thanks to this wonder of modern technology, no one is going to lose their way in Adelboden’s mountain world.

 

Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking is a highly effective, gentle on the joints, form of whole body training. The blood circulation is improved and aerobic stamina increases while 90% of the body’s muscles are active. Tension in shoulders and the neck can be eased, stress hormone levels fall and the immune system is strengthened. Adelboden has eight designated Nordic Walking trails, ranging from 4 to 11 km in distance, suitable for beginners and experts alike.

Cycling and Mountainbiking

Adelboden offers a wide range of possibilities for cyclists, from pleasant cycle paths and challenging mountain bike tracks, up to skill-testing “assault courses” for bikers. Between the Hahnenmoos Pass and the Lake of Thun there are twenty well sign-posted cycle paths of varying degrees of distance and difficulty. If you prefer to cycle downhill, your bike can be transported up the mountain by cablecar free of charge. Bicycle hire can be arranged through the hotel front desk.

Wellness and Spa Resort

On 9th July 2005, Adelboden was officially accredited by Alpine Wellness International as the first Alpine Wellness resort in Switzerland. This qualification certifies that Adelboden has a comprehensive Alpine Wellness infrastructure and in all areas of Wellness competence, scores highly for quality and attractiveness. Enjoy the comprehensive wellness facilities free of charge in your host hotel the first-class Boutique Hotel Beau Site. These include a wellness zone with sauna, sanarium and steam bath. Also available are massages and Sanshui, a holistic wellness-massagetherapy, and oriental spa baths. A full service Day Spa is also available at the nearby Parkhotel Bellevue. For a fee, you receive entry to the Wellness-Center «Aqua vitalis»* with indoor pool, outdoor saltwater pool, Roman thermals, sauna, cardio and fitness area. Adelboden also offers a choice of the following outdoor activities: Horse-riding, Golf (Thun), Climbing, Rapelling, and Hanggliding [/day]

 

 

Schedule & Price

Arrivals every day from 1st June to 31st October.

Price per person double occupancy CAD $1250
Single Supplement $280
Extra nights P.P $190

 

 

This tour includes:

* 7 nights in the first-class Hotel Beau Site, in a premium room with private facilities

* Breakfast buffet with organic choices

* 5-course dinner each day

* Hotel taxes and staff gratuities

* Entrance into the town public swimming pool

* 6 day Hiking Pass (free use of cable cars and buses)

* Round-trip airport transfers on Swiss Rail, from either Zurich or Geneva.