Choleren gorge near Adelboden

Short facts

  • start: Adelboden, Dorf
  • destination: Adelboden, Dorf
  • easy
  • 7,98 km
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • 264 m
  • 1355 m
  • 1097 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 20 / 100

best season

The Choleren gorge near Adelboden is a loud natural spectacle. A nice circular walk leads from the village to the gorge.

The Choleren gorge can be found just before Adelboden. The voluminous waters of the Tschentbach plunge into the depths of the gorge with a loud roar here. It is magnificent natural spectacle to behold. Various walkways and steps provide access to the 100-metre-long gorge. The circular walk from Adelboden is signposted. A number of options are possible for getting there.

For example, the bus operator Automobilverkehr Frutigen-Adelboden AG offers a round-trip ticket that enables you to travel to and from the vicinity of the gorge: you can, for example, travel to the stop in Tregel (in the direction of Frutigen) and reach the gorge after a short walk of around 15 minutes. After crossing the Choleren gorge, you can either walk up to the Ausserschwand school building (20 minutes) or walk along the small road to the Neuweg stop (15 minutes), from where you can take the bus back to Adelboden again.

The walk to the Choleren gorge can be combined with a visit to the Pochenkessel. This is where the Engstlige and the Otterebach watercourses meet in a deep rock funnel. Below the gorge, the "Jungbrunnen" or fountain of youth invites you to take a cold dip.

General information


Adelboden (1350 m) – Ausserschwand (1328 m) – Cholerenschlucht – Adelboden.

Safety Guidelines

Easy circular walk on marked trails. Yellow signposts. The Choleren gorge is well secured with walkways, stairs and railings. Climb grade: T2.


Normal hiking equipment.


Going on the lofty walk across the Hostalde pedestrian suspension bridge (between Adelboden and Frutigen) and stopping off at the welcoming «Hängebrügg-Beizli» restaurant is a must.

Getting there

Drive to Adelboden via Spiez and Frutigen.


Car parking spaces and multi-storey car parks are provided in Adelboden (charges apply).

Public transit

Take the train (Lötschberger RegioExpress) to Frutigen, then the bus (Frutigen – Adelboden line) to Adelboden.


Wandermagazin SCHWEIZ, Ausgabe 1/2/2014: Adelboden – Lenk. Rothus-Verlag, Solothurn, www.wandermagazin-schweiz.ch


LK 1:50000, 253T Gantrisch, 263T Wildstrubel.

Additional Information

Adelboden Tourismus, Tel. +41 (0) 33 673 80 80, www.adelboden.ch

Automobilverkehr Frutigen–Adelboden AG: www.afabus.ch


  • Asphalt Coating (53%)
  • Hiking Trail (30%)
  • Path (16%)


This tour is presented by: Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ, Author: Jochen Ihle

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