Things to Do in Adelboden

Things to Do in Adelboden: A Journey of Discovery and Relaxation

Today’s itinerary at The Cambrian Adelboden deserves some attention. Why? Because I’ve chosen to explore the myriad of things to do in Adelboden, especially during the vibrant summer season. From the scenic journey from Interlaken to Adelboden to the diverse summer activities this charming area offers, the choices are truly exceptional. Story by Pichayanee K.

Why Adelboden is More Than Just a Pretty Face

Adelboden may not ring a bell for many, but this hidden gem, favored by quite a few Korean tourists recently, is more than just a picturesque spot. It’s a place where happiness seems to be in the very air we breathe. Ideal for family adventures, Adelboden bursts with activities for every season. From Adelboden’s summer hikes to winter skiing, there’s no shortage of things to do in Adelboden.

Adelboden's Winter Wonderland

And speaking of skiing, Adelboden boasts some upscale hotels and even ranks among the top Swiss ski resorts. The journey from Interlaken to Adelboden is as smooth as it is scenic, making it an ideal choice for travelers. So, whether you’re a pro hitting the slopes or just someone longing for tranquil scenery, Adelboden is your destination.

Swimming in a warm pool surrounded by white snow at The Cambrian Adelboden
Taking a dip in the warm pool, encircled by a blanket of white snow, offers a unique blend of warmth and chill.
Fondue Iglu experience in a snow setting.
The Fondue Iglu experience, where traditional Swiss cuisine meets the enchanting ambiance of a snow-covered setting.

Things to Do in Adelboden During Summer

Now, don’t think Adelboden is only for winter sports enthusiasts. If skiing or snowboarding isn’t your thing, a summer visit offers a slower, more relaxed exploration. It’s a place where family memories are made, filled with experiences that could have your children begging for a return trip to Adelboden every year. Consider yourself forewarned—you might just fall in love with Adelboden, and you’ll want to start a special savings jar for all the future visits you’ll be planning!

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Getting to Adelboden: A Stone's Throw Away

Take a look at the map – traveling from Interlaken to Adelboden is a breeze. It’s only 49 minutes if you drive. If you opt for a train and then a bus, it’s just an hour and a half. Honestly, I just want to emphasize how spending the night in Adelboden, especially when you’re driving from Interlaken to Adelboden, is super close, super easy, incredibly nice, and ultra-convenient.

Your Day in Adelboden: A Detailed Itinerary

Are you ready to explore the things to do in Adelboden? This is exactly my journey, and if you’re considering an overnight stay in this charming town, feel free to follow my footsteps. Here’s your guide to today’s adventures:

  • 7:30 – Interlaken to Adelboden / Begin Your Journey: Set out for the beautiful Adelboden.
  • 9:10 – Settle In: Check in at the elegant Cambrian Adelboden, your home for the stay.
  • 9:20 – Friendly Encounter: Take a short drive with a friend, Anja to meet Sabrina Bircher from Zottelgeiss.
  • 9:30 – A Walk with Goats: Join Sabina Bircher for an unforgettable guided hike to the Engstligen Falls, accompanied by her friendly goats.
  • 11:30 – Taste of Adelboden: Savor a delightful lunch in the charming town.
  • 13:30 – Natural Wonders: Explore the breathtaking Choleren Gorge.
  • 15:00 – Rejuvenation Time: Indulge in rest and relaxation at the Cambrian Hotel’s spa.

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Mountain Goats and More

Upon reaching the bus terminal, right outside the hotel, my friend Anja and I were off to meet our appointment with Sabrina Bircher from Zottelgeiss. Sabrina, a fearless guide, was ready to lead us and her herd of goats on a playful exploration of Engstligen Falls. It was a cold summer morning, and rain was pouring down, but we didn’t care. We walked until we were soaking wet, faces smiling, and loved every minute of it.

Sabrina Bircher from Zottelgeiss with her friendly goats in the Swiss Alps.
Sabrina Bircher from Zottelgeiss, always accompanied by her friendly goats, adds a unique touch to the Swiss mountain experience.
Walking under an open sky with the sun shining down, enjoying the natural beauty.
Strolling under a sunny sky, a serene moment where all else fades away, enveloped in the day's natural beauty.

Lunch Time: Savoring the Flavors of Adelboden

We were hungry, so we parked the car and looked for a place to eat. The town was so laid back, and I felt like I could just stroll around or do nothing all day, enjoying the relaxed vibe. Above us, the clouds were moving in the clear blue sky, making everything look even more beautiful.

We found a spot for lunch and started with a glass of wine. Feeling at ease, we later found out we were eating in the restaurant of the newly renovated Hotel Adler Adelboden.

Romantic table for two at a restaurant with a beautiful open sky backdrop.
A table for two under a beautiful sky, the perfect spot for a simple yet memorable lunch.
Tennis court surrounded by the scenic Swiss Alps, ideal for active relaxation.
This tennis court, where the game seems endless and fatigue is forgotten, is enveloped by the invigorating atmosphere of the Swiss Alps. The perfect setting for active relaxation.

Relaxation and Culinary Delights at The Cambrian Adelboden

Around 3 in the afternoon, it was time to part with Anja, and I returned to take a big rest at The Cambrian Adelboden. This hotel is one of the top places that make it to the must-do list if you’re looking for relaxation. I had been eagerly looking forward to this, waking up at 3 or 4 every morning, traveling here and there, climbing mountains and hiking since dawn every day. This afternoon was sunny – really sunny – and the curtains of clouds opened to welcome the sunlight, casting warm rays onto the small outdoor pool of The Cambrian Adelboden hotel. I prepared to take a dip, ready to truly relax at last.

Relaxing in the sun by the pool at The Cambrian Adelboden after an active day.
Basking in the sun at The Cambrian Adelboden's pool, I found the perfect way to unwind after a day full of activities.
Captivating view of Adelboden's landscape from a chair at The Cambrian Adelboden.
Mesmerized by the view from this chair at The Cambrian Adelboden, I found it hard to leave. A sight that truly encapsulates the allure of Adelboden.

A Day to Remember: The Essence of Relaxation in Adelboden

From the morning’s playful trek with mountain goats to the afternoon’s serene moments by the pool at The Cambrian Adelboden, it was a day that had it all. The town had offered me a perfect blend of adventure and tranquility, leaving me with a sense of complete contentment. As I stood on the balcony, taking in the last hues of the sunset over the Swiss Alps, I felt a deep connection with Adelboden. It was as if the town itself was whispering, promising more adventures and peaceful moments in the future. And I knew, without a doubt, that I would return to experience it all over again.

Luxurious room at The Cambrian Adelboden, showcasing a blend of elegance and coziness for an extended stay.
Indulging in the comfort of my room at The Cambrian Adelboden, I realized that a single night isn't enough to fully appreciate this luxurious sanctuary. It's a perfect blend of elegance and coziness, inviting you to extend your stay.
Guests relaxing by the pool at The Cambrian Adelboden, taking in the beautiful Swiss landscape.
Guests soaking up the sun and enjoying the refreshing waters of the pool at The Cambrian Adelboden. The ideal spot to unwind and absorb the stunning scenery.

Your Gateway to Adelboden: It's Closer Than You Think

Let me assure you that getting there is a breeze. From Interlaken, a simple bus ride will have you soaking in the beauty of Adelboden in just about an hour and a half. The journey is not just quick but also super comfortable and scenic. Best of all, if you have a Swiss Travel Pass, your trip is fully covered, making it even more convenient and cost-effective. So why wait? Book your Swiss Travel Pass now and set off on an unforgettable journey to Adelboden.

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