Self-guided Walking at Adelboden

Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

Code: ANLAL

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Activity types:

  • Comfort
  • High Mountains
  • Rural peace

Level

  • Easier
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From £799.00 - 7 nights

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Holiday overview

Our Self-guided Walking holidays offer the chance to explore independently whilst following our carefully planned walks at your own pace. In this ‘chocolate box’ region of Switzerland, you will have opportunities to walk across flower-filled Alpine meadows and access mountain ridge walks via chairlifts and gondolas. These holidays offer Bed & Breakfast, with the option to add evening meals as you wish.

Price includes

  • A full programme of specially designed walks
  • A comprehensive pack with maps and detailed route notes
  • All transport to and from walks
  • ‘With flight’ holidays include return flights from the UK and hotel transfers
  • 7 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms
  • Bed & Breakfast – an extensive breakfast and the freedom to dine as you wish in the evenings (Half Board also available)

Accommodation

The 3-star Hotel Waldhaus-Huldi is a firm favourite with our guests. Jackie, her father Kurt Gygax, and their family provide very friendly and efficient Swiss hospitality and wonderful meals. The hotel is two buildings joined by a tunnel under the road and is situated on the edge of Adelboden village, 600m walk from the main square and 300m from the nearest gondola lift. 

This hotel celebrated its centenary year in 2014 and has been welcoming guests from HF Holidays for over 10 years. Their motto is "arrive as guests and leave as friends".

This accommodation is branded 'Character and Comfort' as it is a small friendly family-run hotel, and offers a warm welcome, and more personal and friendly service.

Bedrooms

The hotel has 47 en-suite bedrooms, most with a balcony and views across the valley to the spectacular limestone peak of the Gross Lohner, and a series of dramatic alpine mountain on the horizon.

All bedrooms have flat screen TV, telephone, radio, mini-bar, room safe and hairdryer.

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Facilities

On the ground floor of “Huldi” you will find the main public rooms, including the restaurant, lounge with open fire and bar, games room (small charge per game), sauna and solarium, herbal steam bath for individual use (additional charge), and drying room. There is also a sun terrace and well-maintained garden.

Hotel guests have free access to the village outdoor swimming pool which is 100m down a path from the hotel garden.

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Food

Our holidays at Hotel Waldhaus-Huldi are on a bed & breakfast basis but you can pay a supplement to include an evening meal for the week..

For guests with special diets we suggest you discuss your requirements with the hotel owners or chef on arrival.

Breakfast

The hotel offers a continental style self-service breakfast.

Evening meal

The hotel has a wonderful 4-course evening meal, including a vegetarian options.

There is also a well-stocked bar serving beer, wine and spirits.

Picnic lunch

If you require a picnic lunch, you can purchase this from the hotel (order the night before). Or alternatively ingredients for your picnic lunch can be bought from local shops, or you may choose to eat in a café/mountain hut. Our leader will be happy to advise you of the local options.

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Evening

Relax in evening in the hotel bar with your fellow guests. There are opportunities to join our walking group and you can try your hand at blowing an Alpine horn, listen to a local choir yodelling and go bowling one evening.  See our leader for details.

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Itinerary

This holiday includes detailed route notes and the relevant map(s) for five different walks, which allow you to explore the best the area has to offer. Each walk in your pack contains the transport information for getting to and from the route, places of interest along the way and recommended places for those all important refreshment breaks.

What better way to explore this quaint part of Switzerland than on a self-guided holiday in the knowledge that HF Holidays has taken care of everything for you? Our walks in Adelboden will take you along floral mountain trails, to the impressive waterfalls of Engstligen and the crystal clear lake of Oeschinensee. And in true Alpine style there are plenty of welcoming Alpine huts along the way to enjoy the local cuisine.

Your holiday price includes a transport pass for the local cable cars and buses so you have flexibility on your holiday. The pass covers all transport to and from your walks as well as some of the local attractions.

Local area

The village of Adelboden, located in the beautiful Bernese Oberland and surrounded by wonderful flowery meadows, green valleys and snow-capped peaks, epitomises the perfect image of Switzerland. This picturesque Swiss village lies at the head of the Engstligen Valley, surrounded by a succession of imposing peaks. The village sits on a sunny plateau at an altitude of 1,400 metres with excellent views south towards the Engstligen Waterfalls. In the winter Adelboden is an important ski resort that regularly hosts international downhill races.

Adelboden - It is not necessary to travel far on your free day as a relaxing time could be spent around the resort. The village has a large open-air swimming pool with free access for guests at the Hotel Waldhaus-Huldi. Tennis courts are also available locally. A particularly interesting walk from the hotel is to the exciting Cholerenschlucht, a deep and narrow gorge made accessible by stairs and walkways. A woodcarvers shop and café are nearby. A sketch map is available to facilitate walks here, taking a couple of hours or a whole day.

If you wish to travel further afield, Switzerland’s excellent integrated network of buses and trains could be used to reach one of these places:

Thun and Spiez - The popular lakeside resorts are accessible as part of a highly scenic bus, train and boat trip. Thun, with its castle and interesting old town, has a market on Wednesdays. A lake cruise will take you through breathtaking scenery back to Spiez for a look around before the return journey. Interlaken, situated nearby between lakes Thun and Brienz, can also be visited.

Bern - The Swiss capital of Bern can be visited by a bus and train journey of about an hour. The city has a fine medieval centre, together with an impressive 15th century Gothic cathedral and a wide selection of museums.

Mountain Railways - There are several mountain railways in the area which will take you high into breathtaking scenery. The Niesen Bahn is the closest. The Rothorn Bahn is a steam hauled rack railway from Brienz to the summit of the Rothorn. An even more expensive and longer day could get you to the eternal ice and snow of the Jungfraujoch, at 3,454m, the highest railway station in Europe. The Schilthorn Cable Car of James Bond fame also ascends from Lauterbrunnen. Tickets and timetables for these trips are available at the bus station or tourist information office in Adelboden.

Shops & facilities:

There is a reasonable selection of shops on the main street including those selling walking equipment, clothes, souvenirs and food for picnic lunches. There is a supermarket (closed on Sundays) located just down the hill from the bus station. Stamps can either be bought from the post office, which is situated in the same building as the bus depot, or at any of the shops selling postcards. The village outdoor swimming pool is reached by a footpath through the garden and is free to guests of the Hotel Waldhaus-Huldi.

Travel

‘With flight’ holidays

For flight times and prices please see the Dates & Prices tab.

We offer flights from Heathrow and Manchester (regional flight supplement: £30) to Geneva. 

If you book a ‘with flight’ holiday with us, we automatically include transfers between the airport and the hotel. The coach transfer to Adelboden takes 3 hours.

Independent travellers

All our overseas holidays can also be booked without a flight. This is ideal if you are travelling from overseas, or prefer to make your own arrangements from your local airport. If you choose this option the transfer to the hotel is not included.

HF Holidays can help you to reach the hotel by joining our transfer coach from Geneva airport. These are timed to meet the HF Holidays’ flights (provisional HF Holidays’ flight times can be found on the dates and prices tab or call 020 8732 1220). Cost per single journey is £35. Please note that HF Holidays is not responsible for your onward travel if you fail to meet the transfer coach under any circumstance.

Dates & Prices

Date Description Nights Brochure price Book
10 Jun 2017 ANLAL - Self Guided Walking - Adelboden
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 10 Jun 2017, 11:40 a.m.
  • Arrive: 10 Jun 2017, 2:20 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Geneva Cointrin

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 17 Jun 2017, 3:10 p.m.
  • Arrive: 17 Jun 2017, 3:55 p.m.
  • Depart from: Geneva Cointrin
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £999.00 Book Now
10 Jun 2017 ANLAL - Self Guided Walking - Adelboden
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 10 Jun 2017, 11:40 a.m.
  • Arrive: 10 Jun 2017, 2:20 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Geneva Cointrin

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 17 Jun 2017, 3:10 p.m.
  • Arrive: 17 Jun 2017, 3:55 p.m.
  • Depart from: Geneva Cointrin
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £999.00 Book Now
10 Jun 2017 ANLAL - Self Guided Walking - Adelboden
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

EasyJet

  • Depart: 10 Jun 2017, 11:55 a.m.
  • Arrive: 10 Jun 2017, 2:45 p.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Geneva Cointrin

Flight - Return

EasyJet

  • Depart: 17 Jun 2017, 3:20 p.m.
  • Arrive: 17 Jun 2017, 4:15 p.m.
  • Depart from: Geneva Cointrin
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £999.00 Book Now
10 Jun 2017 ANLAL - Self Guided Walking - Adelboden
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

EasyJet

  • Depart: 10 Jun 2017, 11:55 a.m.
  • Arrive: 10 Jun 2017, 2:45 p.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Geneva Cointrin

Flight - Return

EasyJet

  • Depart: 17 Jun 2017, 3:20 p.m.
  • Arrive: 17 Jun 2017, 4:15 p.m.
  • Depart from: Geneva Cointrin
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £999.00 Book Now
10 Jun 2017 ANLAL - Self Guided Walking - Adelboden 7 £799.00 Book Now
17 Jun 2017 ANLAL - Self Guided Walking - Adelboden
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

EasyJet

  • Depart: 17 Jun 2017, 11:55 a.m.
  • Arrive: 17 Jun 2017, 2:45 p.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Geneva Cointrin

Flight - Return

EasyJet

  • Depart: 24 Jun 2017, 3:20 p.m.
  • Arrive: 24 Jun 2017, 4:15 p.m.
  • Depart from: Geneva Cointrin
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £999.00 Book Now
17 Jun 2017 ANLAL - Self Guided Walking - Adelboden
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

EasyJet

  • Depart: 17 Jun 2017, 11:55 a.m.
  • Arrive: 17 Jun 2017, 2:45 p.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Geneva Cointrin

Flight - Return

EasyJet

  • Depart: 24 Jun 2017, 3:20 p.m.
  • Arrive: 24 Jun 2017, 4:15 p.m.
  • Depart from: Geneva Cointrin
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £999.00 Book Now
17 Jun 2017 ANLAL - Self Guided Walking - Adelboden
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 17 Jun 2017, 11:40 a.m.
  • Arrive: 17 Jun 2017, 2:20 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Geneva Cointrin

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 24 Jun 2017, 3:10 p.m.
  • Arrive: 24 Jun 2017, 3:55 p.m.
  • Depart from: Geneva Cointrin
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £999.00 Book Now
17 Jun 2017 ANLAL - Self Guided Walking - Adelboden
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 17 Jun 2017, 11:40 a.m.
  • Arrive: 17 Jun 2017, 2:20 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Geneva Cointrin

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 24 Jun 2017, 3:10 p.m.
  • Arrive: 24 Jun 2017, 3:55 p.m.
  • Depart from: Geneva Cointrin
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £999.00 Book Now
17 Jun 2017 ANLAL - Self Guided Walking - Adelboden 7 £799.00 Book Now
24 Jun 2017 ANLAL - Self Guided Walking - Adelboden
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 24 Jun 2017, 11:40 a.m.
  • Arrive: 24 Jun 2017, 2:20 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Geneva Cointrin

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 1 Jul 2017, 3:10 p.m.
  • Arrive: 1 Jul 2017, 3:55 p.m.
  • Depart from: Geneva Cointrin
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £999.00 Book Now
24 Jun 2017 ANLAL - Self Guided Walking - Adelboden
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 24 Jun 2017, 11:40 a.m.
  • Arrive: 24 Jun 2017, 2:20 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Geneva Cointrin

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 1 Jul 2017, 3:10 p.m.
  • Arrive: 1 Jul 2017, 3:55 p.m.
  • Depart from: Geneva Cointrin
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £999.00 Book Now
24 Jun 2017 ANLAL - Self Guided Walking - Adelboden
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

EasyJet

  • Depart: 24 Jun 2017, 11:55 a.m.
  • Arrive: 24 Jun 2017, 2:45 p.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Geneva Cointrin

Flight - Return

EasyJet

  • Depart: 1 Jul 2017, 3:20 p.m.
  • Arrive: 1 Jul 2017, 4:15 p.m.
  • Depart from: Geneva Cointrin
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £999.00 Book Now
24 Jun 2017 ANLAL - Self Guided Walking - Adelboden
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

EasyJet

  • Depart: 24 Jun 2017, 11:55 a.m.
  • Arrive: 24 Jun 2017, 2:45 p.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Geneva Cointrin

Flight - Return

EasyJet

  • Depart: 1 Jul 2017, 3:20 p.m.
  • Arrive: 1 Jul 2017, 4:15 p.m.
  • Depart from: Geneva Cointrin
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £999.00 Book Now
24 Jun 2017 ANLAL - Self Guided Walking - Adelboden 7 £799.00 Book Now
1 Jul 2017 ANLAL - Self Guided Walking - Adelboden
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

EasyJet

  • Depart: 1 Jul 2017, 11:55 a.m.
  • Arrive: 1 Jul 2017, 2:45 p.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Geneva Cointrin

Flight - Return

EasyJet

  • Depart: 8 Jul 2017, 3:20 p.m.
  • Arrive: 8 Jul 2017, 4:15 p.m.
  • Depart from: Geneva Cointrin
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £999.00 Book Now
1 Jul 2017 ANLAL - Self Guided Walking - Adelboden
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 1 Jul 2017, 11:40 a.m.
  • Arrive: 1 Jul 2017, 2:20 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Geneva Cointrin

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 8 Jul 2017, 3:10 p.m.
  • Arrive: 8 Jul 2017, 3:55 p.m.
  • Depart from: Geneva Cointrin
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £999.00 Book Now
1 Jul 2017 ANLAL - Self Guided Walking - Adelboden 7 £799.00 Book Now
8 Jul 2017 ANLAL - Self Guided Walking - Adelboden
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 8 Jul 2017, 11:40 a.m.
  • Arrive: 8 Jul 2017, 2:20 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Geneva Cointrin

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 15 Jul 2017, 3:10 p.m.
  • Arrive: 15 Jul 2017, 3:55 p.m.
  • Depart from: Geneva Cointrin
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £999.00 Book Now
8 Jul 2017 ANLAL - Self Guided Walking - Adelboden
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

EasyJet

  • Depart: 8 Jul 2017, 11:55 a.m.
  • Arrive: 8 Jul 2017, 2:45 p.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Geneva Cointrin

Flight - Return

EasyJet

  • Depart: 15 Jul 2017, 3:20 p.m.
  • Arrive: 15 Jul 2017, 4:15 p.m.
  • Depart from: Geneva Cointrin
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £999.00 Book Now
8 Jul 2017 ANLAL - Self Guided Walking - Adelboden 7 £799.00 Book Now
15 Jul 2017 ANLAL - Self Guided Walking - Adelboden
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 15 Jul 2017, 11:40 a.m.
  • Arrive: 15 Jul 2017, 2:20 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Geneva Cointrin

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 22 Jul 2017, 3:10 p.m.
  • Arrive: 22 Jul 2017, 3:55 p.m.
  • Depart from: Geneva Cointrin
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £999.00 Book Now
15 Jul 2017 ANLAL - Self Guided Walking - Adelboden 7 £799.00 Book Now
5 Aug 2017 ANLAL - Self Guided Walking - Adelboden
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Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 5 Aug 2017, 11:40 a.m.
  • Arrive: 5 Aug 2017, 2:20 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Geneva Cointrin

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 12 Aug 2017, 3:10 p.m.
  • Arrive: 12 Aug 2017, 3:55 p.m.
  • Depart from: Geneva Cointrin
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £999.00 Book Now
5 Aug 2017 ANLAL - Self Guided Walking - Adelboden 7 £799.00 Book Now
12 Aug 2017 ANLAL - Self Guided Walking - Adelboden
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Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 12 Aug 2017, 11:40 a.m.
  • Arrive: 12 Aug 2017, 2:20 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Geneva Cointrin

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 19 Aug 2017, 3:10 p.m.
  • Arrive: 19 Aug 2017, 3:55 p.m.
  • Depart from: Geneva Cointrin
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £999.00 Book Now
12 Aug 2017 ANLAL - Self Guided Walking - Adelboden
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

EasyJet

  • Depart: 12 Aug 2017, 11:55 a.m.
  • Arrive: 12 Aug 2017, 2:45 p.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Geneva Cointrin

Flight - Return

EasyJet

  • Depart: 19 Aug 2017, 3:20 p.m.
  • Arrive: 19 Aug 2017, 4:15 p.m.
  • Depart from: Geneva Cointrin
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £999.00 Book Now
12 Aug 2017 ANLAL - Self Guided Walking - Adelboden 7 £799.00 Book Now
19 Aug 2017 ANLAL - Self Guided Walking - Adelboden
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

EasyJet

  • Depart: 19 Aug 2017, 11:55 a.m.
  • Arrive: 19 Aug 2017, 2:45 p.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Geneva Cointrin

Flight - Return

EasyJet

  • Depart: 26 Aug 2017, 3:20 p.m.
  • Arrive: 26 Aug 2017, 4:15 p.m.
  • Depart from: Geneva Cointrin
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £999.00 Book Now
19 Aug 2017 ANLAL - Self Guided Walking - Adelboden
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 19 Aug 2017, 11:40 a.m.
  • Arrive: 19 Aug 2017, 2:20 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Geneva Cointrin

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 26 Aug 2017, 3:10 p.m.
  • Arrive: 26 Aug 2017, 3:55 p.m.
  • Depart from: Geneva Cointrin
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £999.00 Book Now
19 Aug 2017 ANLAL - Self Guided Walking - Adelboden 7 £799.00 Book Now

Prices are per person

Information

  • Half Board supplement: £90
  • Non-member associate fee: (2016) £5 per person; (2017) £10 per person

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