Beyond the comforts of the chalet, there is an abundance of exciting activities and events to explore.
In mid-July, Lenk hosts the largest New Orleans Jazz Festival in the Alps, featuring renowned bands from all over the world. The festival creates a fantastic open-air atmosphere, with performances taking place at local eateries, watering holes, and street concerts throughout the day, leading up to the fun-filled evenings at the main venue in Kronenplatz.
In September, the Alpabfahrt event takes place, where farmers and families from the Duerrenwald farms decorate their cows with gorgeous bouquets of flowers and ribbons and march them down from the highest meadows into the valley, accompanied by the sounds of alphorns, yodelling, and local musical groups.
Mid-October brings the Älpler festival to Lenk, featuring a procession of flower-bedecked cows, proud dairymen, and workshops such as yodelling, alphorn playing, cheese making, and Hornussen - an indigenous Swiss sport. The festival also includes the selection of the year's Miss Lenk - the most beautiful Simmentaler cow.
During wintertime, 200 kilometers of skiing pistes open up from the Bühlberg in the Adelboden-Lenk region, with the Betelberg as Lenk's home mountain, particularly well-suited for families with 42 kilometers of piste. Skiing, snowboarding, sledging, cross-country skiing, winter hiking, and paragliding are just some of the activities available for the adventurous. The skiing season continues up into April.
In late spring, summer, and autumn, for those who prefer a more relaxed pace, the area can be discovered from horseback, mountain bike, or by hiking. Exciting trails of varying difficulty, length, and height offer panoramic views and can be found in maps available at the tourist office in Lenk.
Finally, for those seeking ultimate relaxation, a visit to Wallbachbad is a must. The former swimming pool has undergone significant renovations and calls itself "Erlebnisbad & Spa," offering everything one could wish for wellness.