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10 Reasons To Visit Adelboden This Year


The Skywork launch: 27 March 2011, Swiss airline Skywork launched a new route, six days per week, from London City airport to Berne airport, just an hour’s drive from Adelboden, making the resort so much more accessible from the UK , flights cost from Euros 59 (approx £50) one way

· Visit an authentic Swiss mountain resort: in Adelboden, there are no designer shops, no need to lock your door at night; this is a beautiful old-fashioned village with traditional bakery serving the perfect hot chocolate and simple outdoor pleasures, such as flower trails and energising waterfalls

· Ski to your heart’s content: Adelboden-Lenk is the third largest ski field in Switzerland with 210kms of piste to suit all levels, from Juniors on the nursery slopes to Experts on the Chuenisbärgli, where the FIS World cup takes place every January

· Plan a mountain detox: visit the Just Pure Spa at The Cambrian, where products and treatments are designed to work with the cycles of the moon; check your diary, a New Moon is the best time to start a detox

· Pop in for a round of pop-up golf: the world’s first and only pop-up golf course opens its doors in September for four weeks, don’t miss the opportunity to test your golfing skills amongst the rocks and wild flowers of a Swiss meadow

· Hike an Alpine trail: Adelboden is the starting point for over 300km of hiking paths and there’s no need to worry about getting lost; Adelboden Tourism offers downloadable GPS data for mobile phones. Walk the refreshing Water Trail or the fragrant Flower Trail, while enjoying breathtaking mountain vistas

· Igloo magic: The active can build an igloo with friends and family, while those who enjoy culinary experiences might prefer to simply sit in the Engstligenalp Igloo and enjoy a traditional cheese fondue, washed down with a little “vin chaud”

· Family fun: with dog sled rides in winter, 45kms of Trottinet (read adult-sized scooter)runs, open days at shepherd’s huts in summer, power-assisted Flyer bikes and the Reharti adventure park, with its zip wires, abseiling and high rope courses, there are plenty of outdoor activities to amuse the whole family

· Visit the Tropenhaus: a remarkable development in nearby Frutigen, where the power of mountain water is harnessed to heat glasshouses filled with tropical flowers and fruit trees, while sturgeon in the water breed their own Swiss caviar – something a little bit “cuckoo” for all ages

· Chill Out at The Cambrian: a member of Design Hotels and the only Mr&Mrs Smith hotel in Switzerland, The Cambrian ( is the perfect spot for pure chilling; nothing could be more relaxing than lying on a gently bubbling bed in the outdoor pool mesmerised by the mountains; summer rates start from CHF196 (approx £130 for two people sharing a double room, including breakfast)

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