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Lynx Trail - Lenk

Short facts

  • start: Betelberg/Leiterli mountain station
  • destination: Restaurant Walegg
  • medium
  • 4,52 km
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 10 m
  • 1943 m
  • 1328 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 40 / 100

best season

Along this 4.5 km trail you’ll learn lots of interesting facts and figures about the behaviour of this big cat, its way of life, and the environment in which it lives.

Lynx Trail – A keen eye

Did you know that the lynx can jump more than 5 metres? On this exciting trail you’ll learn all about this and much more to do with the behaviour of this feline predator, its way of life, and the environment it lives in. The hike begins at the Leiterli mountain station of the Betelberg gondola lift. The well-maintained track slopes gently downward and takes you past the famous Hasler high-alpine moorland. Simply follow the lynx or fox tracks. Where might the animals be hiding? Placed along the trail are life-sized mock-ups of the lynx as well as its prey such as deer and chamois. As the lynx is an extremely shy and cautious animal, you should not expect to actually see a real, live lynx. However, the trail operators have put a great deal of effort into the stations along the trail, which combine fun elements and art: wooden play stations to keep the children excited and happy during the hike. Once you have hiked past the works of art you will reach the campfire site. Take a break there and practise your long-jump skills. See if you can jump as far as a lynx. Before you reach the end of the trail at Restaurant Wallegg, the amazing wooden sculptures by the Brienz woodcarving workshop are well worth a look. From the restaurant you can walk back to the valley station of the gondola lift, either directly or with a slight detour through the Wallbach Gorge.

General information

Directions

Betelberg/Leiterli - Haslerberg - Wallegg - Lenk

Safety Guidelines

The themed trail follows signposted hiking trails as well as mountain hiking trails.

Equipment

Recommended gear: light trekking shoes, light rucksack, sunscreen, rain jacket, first-aid travel kit, light picnic, plenty of fluids, mobile phone.

Tip

Suitable for children from the age of 7 who enjoy walking. Not suitable for buggies or strollers. Restaurants at the starting and finishing points of the trail. Picnic area with campsite site two-thirds of the way along the trail.

Getting there

Via Zweisimmen to Lenk up to the valley station of the Betelberg gondola lift.

The mountain station of the gondola lift is the starting point for the trail. Make sure you check the gondola lift timetable!

Parking

Plenty of free parking spaces at the valley station of the gondola lift

Public transit

From Lenk railway station, walk or take the local bus (Iffigenalp) to the valley station of the Betelberg gondola lift. The mountain station of the gondola lift is the starting point for the trail. Make sure you check the gondola lift timetable!

Literature

Gratis Broschüre ''Wandern mit Kindern'' - erhältlich bei den Berner Wanderwegen ([email protected])

Maps

Swisstopo Wanderkarte 263 T Wildstrubel 1:50'000

Additional Information

Auskünfte: Lenk Bergbahnen Tel. 033 736 30 30 oder unter [email protected] www.lenkbergbahnen.ch oder

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