Apart from the chalet, what else can Lenk offer you?
The largest New Orleans Jazz Festival in the Alps takes place each year mid July. When jazz-fever breaks out in Lenk, renowned bands from a variety of places will jam in the Kronenplatz to create a fantastic open-air atmosphere. Performances at local eateries, watering holes, and street concerts will entertain Lenk’s guests throughout the day in preparation for the fun-filled evenings at the main venue.
The “Alpabfahrt” takes place in September. Farmers and families from the Duerrenwald farms high above St. Stephan decorate their cows with gorgeous bouquets of flowers and ribbons and march them all down from the highest meadows into the valley. The event is punctuated by the sounds of the alphorn, yodelling and local musical groups.
Mid-October: the Älpler festival Lenk (Älplerfest) takes place. A procession of flower-bedecked cows, with bells, accompanied by proud dairymen. Along with the selection of the year’s Miss Lenk (the most beautiful Simmentaler cow) and workshops such as yodelling, alphorn playing, cheese making and Hornussen (an indigenous Swiss sport).
In wintertime 90 kms of skiingpistes open up from the Bühlberg in the Adelboden-Lenk region. The Betelberg is Lenk’s home mountain, especially well suited for families. Here you will find another 42 kms of piste. Apart from skiing and snowboarding you will find excellent opportunities for sledging, cross-country skiing, winter hiking and paragliding.
In late spring, summer and autumn those who are not brave enough to go paragliding can discover the area from horseback, mountain bike or by hiking. Exciting trails can be walked, varying in difficulty, length and height. Maps of the trails, hiking suggestions as well as panoramic maps may be found in the tourist office of Lenk.
And in case the Jacuzzi in Chalet Amalia does not offer enough relaxation, you can consider a visit to the Wallbachbad, a former swimming pool that has undergone a huge renovation and calls itself “Erlebnisbad & Spa”, with anything one could wish for wellness.