Hiking & nature

Walk to the Alpine Garden, Tschentenalp and the Schwandfeldspitz

A hike with plenty of sights and a visit to the Alpine Garden. Relaxation on the sun terrace or rewarding climb to the Schwandenfeldspitz.

Enjoy the spectacular flowers in the Alpine garden, which is a half-hour walk from Adelboden via Höreliweg. If you head towards Mösere and keep walking for another hour, you will reach Tschentenalp. After the forested section, keep a sharp look out – you might well get the chance to spot marmots! Then, once you’ve enjoyed a break at the Tschentenalp mountain restaurant, it’s just a 20-minute walk to the Schwandfeldspitz. While the last few metres may feel like a struggle, the climb is worth it for the spectacular view.

Travel comfortably by train to Frutigen. From the railway station, the AFA bus will take you to the stop Adelboden post. The Tschentenalp valley station is located in the center of Adelboden.

Hiking trail

Route Tschentenalp valley station – Alpine Garden – Tschentenalp – Schwandfeldspitz
Distance 7.8 km 
Walking time 1 hour 30 minutes to Tschentenalp, another 20 minutes to Schwandfeldspitz
Elevation difference 450 m to Tschentenalp, 550 m to Schwandfeldspitz 
Level of difficulty medium
Catering options Tschentenalp mountain restaurant

Availability Available on 30.05.2024

Opening hours gondola cable car and Tschentenalp restaurant

Weekendservice (Thursday–Sunday):

09–12 May 2024 (Ascension)
16–20 May 2024 (Whitsun)
23–26 May 2024
30 May–2 June 2024 (Corpus Christi)
06–09 June 2024
13–16 June 2024
20–23 June 2024
27–30 June 2024

Summer season:

1 July to 20 October 2024
Daily from 09.00 to 17.00 hours, every 15 minutes. Last ascent 16.45 h, last descent 17.00 h

Subject to change without prior notice


Village-GUB gondola cableway (with concession*)

  • CHF 13.00 Adults, one-way
  • CHF 19.00 Adults, return
  • CHF 8.50 Children (aged 6 to 16), one-way
  • CHF 11.00 Children (aged 6 to 16), return

Village-GUB gondola cableway (without concession)

  • CHF 16.50 Adults, one-way
  • CHF 24.00 Adults, return
  • CHF 10.00 Children (aged 6 to 16), one-way
  • CHF 14.50 Children (aged 6 to 16), return

*Concessions granted for: Half-Fare travelcard, GA travelcard, Junior/Children’s Co-travelcard, families (min. three people), seniors, groups, local residents

Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration

How to get there

Take the train to Frutigen. From the railway station, the AFA bus number 230 towards Adelboden will take you to the stop Adelboden post. 
The Tschentenalp valley station is located in the center of Adelboden.

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