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Engstligenalp trail - Adelboden

· 2 reviews · Snowshoeing · Adelboden
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easy
Distance 4 km
1:30 h
50 m
50 m
1,963 m
1,937 m
Skiers are already familiar with the Engstligenalp as a guaranteed-snowfall ski area that offers excellent conditions well into spring. But the Engstligenalp near Adelboden is also ideal for snowshoe trekking. The Engstligenalp trail is an easy, continuously signposted route. The trail starts directly at the cable-car top station and initially goes downhill gently to Läger. Leading past snow-covered alpine chalets, the route takes you across the expansive plateau of the Engstligenalp. The route passes over the snow-covered gravelly delta of the Wildstrubel in a sweeping arc. Depending on the depth of snow, you will be able to take your bearings from the Grosse Lägerstei, the largest boulder to have rolled off the Wildstrubel. The return route will lead you back to the snow-covered huts on the Läger and back along the outward route to the cable car. You will also be passing the two restaurants with their wonderful sun terraces that are situated along the route.
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Markus Schluep 
Update: November 23, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,963 m
Lowest point
1,937 m
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Track types

Asphalt 2.88%Forested/wild trail 48.01%Path 44.19%Unknown 4.91%
Asphalt
0.1 km
Forested/wild trail
1.9 km
Path
1.7 km
Unknown
0.2 km
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Rest stops

Berghotel Engstligenalp - Adelboden

Safety information

This route is signposted as a snowshoe route, however it does not receive additional grooming. Please check the snow and avalanche warnings before you set out!

Tips and hints

Start

Engstligenalp cable car top station (1,963 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'609'709E 1'144'234N
DD
46.449369, 7.564993
DMS
46°26'57.7"N 7°33'54.0"E
UTM
32T 389787 5144977
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Destination

Engstligenalp cable car top station

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there and back: Take the train to Frutigen. Then travel by bus to Adelboden. From there, take the 232 bus to the Unter dem Birg bottom station. By cable car up onto the Engstligenalp.

Getting there

To Adelboden via Frutigen. At the large roundabout at the entrance to the village, take the "Unter dem Birg/Engstligenalp" exit.

Parking

Car parking spaces are provided at the bottom station of the cable car.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'609'709E 1'144'234N
DD
46.449369, 7.564993
DMS
46°26'57.7"N 7°33'54.0"E
UTM
32T 389787 5144977
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Swisstopo Landeskarte 1267 Gemmi 1:25'000, bestellen unter: https://www.wanderplaner.ch/sommer/web-shop/

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Equipment

We recommend the following items: Sturdy and waterproof hiking boots, light to medium rucksack, protection against the cold, sun protection, hiking poles, first-aid kit, snacks, tea in a thermos flask, mobile phone.

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Bettina Keller
March 06, 2020 · Community
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
50 m
Descent
50 m
Highest point
1,963 m
Lowest point
1,937 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cableway ascent/descent Clear area
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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