Winter Hiking

Pink marks the way. Follow our winter hiking signposts in Adelboden-Lenk-Kandersteg and you’ll encounter sunshine, tranquillity, imposing alpine scenery and healthy mountain air with every step. Settings like this are perfect for those seeking peace and quiet as well as for nature lovers, romantics and families.

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Winter hiking in Adelboden-Lenk-Kandersteg means:

  • Paths for every age and fitness level: Choose anything from easy hikes near the village to challenging high-altitude tours.
  • Magnificent vantage points: Numerous sunny benches with fantastic scenery invite you to take a welcome break along the way.
  • Time out amidst nature and culture: Encounter authentic chalets and discover snow-covered forests.
  • Fascinating pathways: Explore historic footpaths or enjoy modern, themed trails.

Start of the Winter Hiking Season

Find out here which winter hiking trails are open in Adelboden-Lenk-Kandersteg. 


Top 5 Winter Hikes

WinterLove Trail

No wonder our motto #FeelTheLove fits so well with wanderlust – with views like these, your spirit soars from deep within. With its six info points between Sillerenbühl and Geils, this themed trail focuses strongly on a love of the mountains. Winter hiking in Adelboden is good for your body and your soul.

Sunnbüel to the Gemmi Pass

Historical milestones are the order of the day in Adelboden-Lenk-Kandersteg – something evident on this snowy adventure. The ancient trade route over the mountains and linking the cantons of Berne and Valais is a good example of the region’s long association with travel. This hike to the Gemmi Pass is a moderately difficult classic that takes you above Kandersteg and up to 2322 m (7618 feet) above sea level.

Hörnliweg to Adelboden village

Not all winter hikes have to be high in the sky. In this case, the charm of winter hiking can be enjoyed much closer to the village – and you don't have to forego the spectacular views either. Snow-covered forests and a breathtaking view of the upper valley make this two-hour circular hike starting in the centre of town a definite favourite.

Höchst to Metschalp

How about a short hike suitable for the whole family? In Adelboden-Lenk-Kandersteg, you are sure to find what you are looking for in the valleys, but there are also attractive paths high above Frutigen. This 90-minute hike offers views across to the Niesen mountains and the Engstligtal Valley, including animal tracks in the snow and sun-drenched wooden benches to rest a while. 


Tranquillity, relaxation and wildly romantic landscapes are guaranteed by the water – and the riverbanks of the Bernese Oberland are always worth a visit in the winter months too. This 1-hour winter hiking trail from the village of Kiental is a case in point. With no significant climbs or descents, this pathway follows the course of the River Kiene.

Winter hike Pochten - More
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Winter hike Pochten
Winter Hiking
50 min
3,2 km
38 hm

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