Hiking & nature

Engstligenalp Chäligang via ferrata

A physical challenge, unique rock formations and sweeping panoramic views await you on the Chäligang via ferrata.

The starting point for the climb is the Bergbahnen Engstligenalp AG valley station. After a gentle 20-minute hike, the actual climb on the Alpine via ferrata really begins. Time to make your way along the Chäligang, secured to the rope, towards the skies. The route is simple, the view down onto the Engstligtal valley and the village of Adelboden below filled with colourful sights.


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Via ferrata in the Alps
Individual passages require great concentration from the climber, as he is repeatedly distracted by the constant companion, the Engstligen Falls. A vantage point directly above the waterfall offers the possibility to experience nature with all senses.

Discover protected nature
After the more difficult passages in the rock, the trail winds along a wide rocky ledge up to the Edelweiss-Hubel. The name alone promises a natural spectacle. Hundreds of protected flowers thrive here alongside other rare plants. Botany becomes an experience in nature. Here you meet the official mountain path again and the secured trail ends.

Information on the route

A lookout point directly above the Engstligen Falls offers an opportunity to experience nature with all your senses. At the Edelweiss-Hubel, the official mountain trail resumes and the secured via ferrata ends. The trail crosses the Alpine meadows with their splendour of flowers and leads up to the Engstligenalp mountain station.

Elevation difference: climb 560 m (via ferrata 300 m)

Level of difficulty: K2 (1 = easy, 5 =difficult)

Climbing gear

Climbing gear can be hired at the valley station of the Engstligenalp aerial cableway.

Mammut Bouldering Course

The Mammut Bouldering Course on Engstligenalp above Adelboden is a small yet wonderful bouldering paradise set amidst the splendid mountainscape. Six different courses are colour-coded. From green to blue, red to black, the different difficulty levels offer an exciting challenge for everyone. One of the courses is even specially designed for children.

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Operating times, Bergbahnen Engstligenalp cable cars

12 June to 24 October 2021
08.30–17.10 hours

Cable car rides every 20 minutes
Last ascent 16.50 hours

Opening times via ferrata

The via ferrata is open from mid-June to mid-October.

Subject to change without prior notice


Climbing gear

  • CHF 10.00 Rental fee, climbing harness
  • CHF 6.00 Rental fee, helmet
  • CHF 10.00 Rental fee, via ferrata set
  • CHF 22.00 Via ferrata combined offer, adults
  • CHF 16.00 Via ferrata combined offer, children
  • CHF 38.00 Combined offer incl. descent in cable car, adults
  • CHF 23.00 Combined offer incl. descent in cable car, children

Engstligenalp aerial cableway 1/1

  • CHF 22.00 Adults, one-way
  • CHF 32.00 Adults, return
  • CHF 9.00 Children (6–15 years), one-way
  • CHF 12.00 Children (6–15 years), return

Engstligenalp aerial cableway concession

  • CHF 11.00 Adults, one-way
  • CHF 16.00 Adults, return
  • CHF 4.50 Children (6–15 years), one-way
  • CHF 6.00 Children (6–15 years), return

    Reduced price for GA travelcard, Half-Fare travelcard, Swisscard, Regiopass, staff rate, SwissPass and children with the Junior travelcard / Children’s Co-travelcard

Engstligenalp aerial cableway group tariffs

  • CHF 16.00 Adults, one-way
  • CHF 24.00 Adults, return
  • CHF 7.00 Children (6–15 years), one-way
  • CHF 10.00 Children (6–15 years), return

    Group tariff apply for groups of 10 or more people


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

How to get there

Travel comfortably with the RegioExpress Lötschberger to Frutigen. There you take bus no. 230 in the direction of Adelboden. At the bus stop Adelboden Oey change to bus no. 232. Travel to the final stop Adelboden, Unter dem Birg.

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