From the Tschentenalp to Adelboden

Short facts

  • start: Adelboden, Tschentenalp top station
  • destination: Adelboden, village
  • easy
  • 10,01 km
  • 3 hours
  • 184 m
  • 2012 m
  • 1329 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 20 / 100

best season

This easy winter hike from the Tschentenalp down to Adelboden impresses on account of the beautiful views of the Adelboden mountains that extend from the Wildstrubel to Gsür and all the way to the Albristhorn.

Marked paths down to Schermtanne make up the first part of this scenic winter hike. Stopping off at the restaurant there for a bite to eat is worthwhile, but leisure hikers can also do so further along the route as there is no shortage of restaurants on this hike. The next opportunity to stop for some food and drink will already come half an hour later at the Restaurant Aebi and shortly thereafter again at the Restaurant Des Alpes near Gilbach. The last part of the hike is an easy walk into the village centre of Adelboden where the central bus station is also situated.

General information


Follow the marked and groomed winter hiking trail from the Tschentenalp (1940 m) which initially leads over the Schwandfeldspitz (2026 m) and then serpentines down to Schermtanne (1483 m). Continue on wide roads via Aebi (1541 m) to Gilbach (1431 m), then along Gilbach and Allebach into the village centre of Adelboden.

Safety Guidelines

An easy winter hike on marked winter hiking trails. Caution is advised on the descent to Schermtanne as the path can sometimes be icy in places. Difficulty: WT1.


Normal winter hiking equipment.


The toboggan park on the Tschentenalp has 14 kilometres of toboggan runs for all levels of ability; it has a comprehensive offering of sports equipment for hire ranging from wooden toboggans to airboards.

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

Getting there: By train to Frutigen, then by bus to Adelboden and from there take the Tschentenbahn onto the Tschentenalp.

Getting back: By bus from Adelboden to Frutigen where there is a rail connection.


Wandermagazin SCHWEIZ, Ausgabe 1/2020: Winter Wandern Kunst. Rothus Medien, Solothurn, www.wandermagazin-schweiz.ch      

Wandermagazin SCHWEIZ, Ausgabe 1/2019: Winter-Wunderland. Rothus Medien, Solothurn, www.wandermagazin-schweiz.ch      

Wandermagazin SCHWEIZ, Ausgabe 1/2018: Endlich Winter! Rothus Medien, Solothurn, www.wandermagazin-schweiz.ch     

Wandermagazin SCHWEIZ, Ausgabe 1/2/2015: Die schönsten Schneeschuhtouren. Rothus Medien, Solothurn, www.wandermagazin-schweiz.ch      

Wandermagazin SCHWEIZ, Ausgabe 1/2/2013: Winterzauber. Rothus Medien, Solothurn, www.wandermagazin-schweiz.ch      


LK 1:50.000, 263T Wildstrubel.

Additional Information

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

Tschentenbahn, Tel. +41 (0) 33 673 11 06, www.tschentenalp.ch

Einkehren, z.B.:
Restaurant Tschentenalp, Tel. +41 (0) 33 673 16 53, www.tschentenalp.ch
Restaurant Schermtanne, Tel. +41 (0) 33 673 10 51, www.schermtanne.ch
Hotel-Restaurant Des Alpes, Tel. +41 (0) 33 673 12 24, www.desalpes-adelboden.ch
Restaurant Aebi, Tel. +41 (0) 33 673 13 56, www.restaurant-aebi.ch


  • Hiking Trail (7%)
  • Path (40%)
  • Asphalt Coating (44%)
  • Crushed Rock (10%)


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

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