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Wildstrubel / Obersimmental

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Hardware / sports shop
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A Tarred or paved road
B Dirt track
C Mule trail
D Mountain trail
E Equipped trail (cables, ladders)
F No trail

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R101 Adelboden » Lenk
Trail crossing
  |   4h30   |   13.2 km   |   629 m   |   906 m

Leave Adelboden and walk towards the south west, first along the Allebach stream and then along the Gilsbach stream. During the ascent from Geilsbüel to the Hahnenmoos pass, you must follow the road for a short distance. From the pass, continue then on a gentle descent to the Büelberg and on to Lenk, the stage destination.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
1347 m
| D  3.9 km / 1h10
1490 m
| D  2.2 km / 0h50
1714 m
| A  2 km / 0h50
1947 m
| B  2.1 km / 0h30
1653 m
| D  3 km / 1h10
1071 m
Detailed route description
Natural and cultural heritage
Useful topographic maps
  • 263T Wildstrubel ~ swisstopo (1: 50 000)
  • Saanenland-Simmental Frutigland ~ Hallwag Kümmerly und Frey AG, Urtenen 3-259-00805-5 (1: 60 000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Saanenland-Simmental-Diemtigtal ~ Berner Wanderwege BWW (ISBN 3-952222-3-X)
  • Berner Oberland West ~ Bergverlag Rudolf Rother (ISBN 3-7633-4282-6)
  • 20 Bergwanderungen Region Berner Oberland ~ WERD Verlag (ISBN 3-85932-276-1)

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  • Carsten Holz - 2023-10-02
    Walking the red trail in the summers of 2021-23, I kept (some) track of water availability, bivouac possibilities, grocery stores en route, possibly difficult passages, and thoughts about alternative routing. -- Entered here for R1-R40, but not for R41-R161 due to the space limit on personal comments. For full notes covering all stages see
  • Berta - 2018-07-12
    In Lenk gibt es die Mountain Lodge & Backpacker Camp, Guttenbrunnenstraße, direkt am Weg, ganz in der Nähe vom Zentrum. Es gibt eine Küche, Geschirr und Kaffeemaschine. In der Nähe gibt es einen Supermarkt (Coop). Die Zimmer sind einfach, sauber und funktionel. Bett im 4 Bett oder 6 Bettzimmer ohne Frühstück 40 CHF.
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    In Lenk there is the Mountain Lodge & Backpacker Camp, Guttenbrunnenstraße, right on the path, very close to the center. There is a kitchen, dishes and coffee maker. Nearby there is a supermarket (Coop). The rooms are simple, clean and functional. Bed in 4 bed or 6 bed without breakfast 40 CHF.
  • Tentorini Chantal - 2015-09-28
    Camping de Lenk très bien avec salle pour manger équipée (micro-ondes, réchaud, accès Internet gratuit,...) et le tout pour 9 FS.
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    Camping Lenk fine with dining room equipped (microwave, stove, free Internet access, ...) and all for 9 FS.
  • Alpinisten - 2015-08-16
    In Lenk gibt es das Hotel&Restaurant Waldrand, Aegartenstrasse, Tel.033/7368282. Gutes Essen, freundliche Wirtsleute. Liegt günstig am Weg.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    In steering, there is the Hotel & Restaurant Waldrand, Aegartenstrasse, Tel.033 / 7,368,282th Good food, friendly innkeepers. Strategically located at the path.
  • Thierry M - 2013-12-27
    Monaco - Trieste

    Lenk - Hahnenmoospass about 1h30, restaurant about half way in between. Ski area here, wide trail (ugly construction to improve skiing facilities)

    Hahnenmoospass - Adelboden about 2h10 going down, also a restaurant half way down

    Adelboden have 2 camping places. One is in the village lower part nearby Via Alpina trail. Campingplatz Albo 18,1CHF for camping place + washing machine and drying + electricity + wifi.Hot shower cost 1CHF extra
  • SPYD - 2012-09-23
    A Lenk, bon accueil à Okohof Schoenegrund (+41337333957)
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    A Lenk, welcome Ökohof Schoenegrund ( 41337333957)
  • Daniel - 2010-10-17
    For the lazy among us, From Adelboden you could take the cable-car all the way up and down to Büehlberg, and from there take the bus to Lenk.
  • Daniel - 2010-10-17
    In Lenk, Hotel Garni Alpenruh (SF57) is OK, friendly young warden.
Last update : 2019-12-17