Hiking and rail travel Adelboden and Lausanne

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Feb 4, 2017 - 5:31 PM

we will be traveling to Adelboden and staying there for 4 nights July 1-5. We have six adults, three rooms. We would like to share murren and gimmelwald with our friends, will have a eurail select pass. Is a day (long day of course) trip feasible if we get on the first bus/train out and last in.

We are 50's and in good shape. Have hiked to oberhornse and back twice before, but that is too big a hike for our companions and with time constraints. Also, recommended day hikes around Adelboden would be appreciated. The other two couples have never visited Switzerland. After Adelboden we will bus/train to Lausanne for a conference for one of us and the rest of us can play in that area a few days. Recommendations around there also appreciated!


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Feb 5, 2017 - 9:17 AM in reply to Bethctaylor

Hi Bethctaylor and welcome to MySwissAlps!

As you said, it will be a long day of travel (2 to 3 hours each way) but certainly feasible if you want to do it.
Furthermore, there is no train service in Adelboden (only bus), after that you can train from Lauterbrunnen.
Take a look at our timetable page to plan your trips. Also, have a look at our Eurail Select Pass information page to see areas of validity.

Have a look at our Engstligen Valley page for some hiking ideas. Here is another hike that may work for you as well.

Lastly, have a look around our Lausanne page for details on what you and your friends can see and do in the area.

Best regards,

5535 posts
Feb 5, 2017 - 8:41 PM in reply to Bethctaylor

Hi Beth

Adding to Lucas' very complete answer, the vineyards between Lausanne and Montreux offer some nice walking.

Switzerland Mobilty has a lot of information about hikes of all kinds. Try this link taken from the website.

map.wanderland.ch/?lang=en&route=all&bgLa yer=pk&layers=Wanderla nd&resolution=20&X=536 560&Y=151680

Zoom in. Good detail. Also, search by name on Switzerland Mobility

Rochers de Naye above Montreux is quite a trip.

Gruyeres and the chocolate factory at Broc are within easy reach.


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Feb 6, 2017 - 6:04 PM

Hi Beth

I am posting a suggestion of a trip we like in Adelboden area - the hike is a very easy one - circular and on the flat. Peaceful and surrounded by mountains. 2 good places to eat not far from top of cableway.

Trip to Engstligenalp

Your journey starts at Adelboden, Oey at 10:03, you arrive at Adelboden, Unter dem Birg is at 10:18.

You walk from Adelboden, Unter dem Birg to Unter dem Birg BEAG. For this you should allow 2 minutes.

Your journey continues by Cableway from Unter dem Birg BEAG to Engstligenalp.

Your journey starts at Unter dem Birg BEAG at 10:30, you arrive at Engstligenalp is at 10:38.

You take the Cableway from Engstligenalp to Unter dem Birg BEAG.

return - Your journey starts at Engstligenalp at 16:30, (or 16.10 )you arrive at Unter dem Birg BEAG is at 16:38.

You walk from Unter dem Birg BEAG to Adelboden, Unter dem Birg. For this you should allow 2 minutes.

Your journey continues by Bus from Adelboden, Unter dem Birg to Adelboden, Oey.

Your journey starts at Adelboden, Unter dem Birg at 16:40, you arrive at Adelboden, Oey is at 16:51.

last descent 17.10 or 17.30

We have also done the hike suggested by Lucas - Sillerenbuhl to Hahnenmoos - follow his link for details - we did it a few years ago when in our late sixties so it's not difficult!

I can also suggest an exciting postbus ride to Griesalp from Reichenbach. you should be able to get details from the sbb timetable.

Have fun


Last modified on Feb 6, 2017 - 6:12 PM by maggiehorswell
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Feb 6, 2017 - 7:47 PM in reply to maggiehorswell

Does anyone know of some hikes that are a bit more rigorous? Full or half day hikes are of interest, with some gain in elevation...thanks!

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Feb 6, 2017 - 10:31 PM in reply to Bethctaylor

Hi Beth -

Did you look at the Switzerland mobility link I gave you?

Plenty of walks among the vineyards with lake views with climbs of over 500 meters on that map near Lausanne.

And, you can use Switzerland mobility to seek hikes near Adelboden.:

map.wanderland.ch/?lang=en&route=all&bgLa yer=pk&resolution=50&X =611050&Y=149700&layer s=Wanderland

If you zoom in on either of those maps, you'll see a lot of detail.

If you zoom out, you get a a complete map of Switzerland. That map gives altitudes. If you find a named trail by searching, you can get an altitude profile for that hike..

Here is a hike not too far from Adelboden that is accessible by public transport from Frutigen plus local train to Hohtenn, which has a couple or three ups and downs of 50-100meters, but is generally not steep:

www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/bls-sudrampe-trail

It is one of our favorites, and it is long enough to be tiring even without major elevation changes. In July, it will be hot. Sunny slope.


Last modified on Feb 6, 2017 - 10:32 PM by Slowpoke

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