Extend your stay before or after the race to explore the area around the Wildstrubel massif with family or friends.
The summer season in Crans-Montana offers a myriad of possibilities, whether you’re looking for an active break, a restful stay, or to be in nature or visit a museum! Golf enthusiasts can play their favourite sport in front of a breathtaking panorama, while sports enthusiasts can take one of the many hiking, trail or cycling routes.
Whether it’s a walk around a lake, an excursion in a vineyard, a hike in the mountains, or a bike ride down, there are numerous activities awaiting you in Crans-Montana.
Countless smaller valleys branch off the main Kander, Engstlige and Simmental valleys. The varied landscape means plenty of space for longer excursions in the valley basin or high-altitude tours at and above the tree line. No wonder the area is much loved by mountain hikers and walkers as well as cyclists and e-bikers.
At each rest stop, the athlete briefly becomes a tourist. In Adelboden, a detour to take in the Choleren Gorge or Hostalde suspension bridge is rewarding; in Kandersteg, the path to the wildly romantic Gasterntal valley is a must, while at Lenker Betelberg the bizarre “Gryden” crater landscape promises not to disappoint. The local gastronomy is sure to round off the day in an appropriate manner. Specialities to look out for include alpine cheese or locally farmed trout. In addition to popular regional cuisine, Adelboden and Kandersteg are home to various award-winning fine-dining restaurants where seasonal cuisine meets a lot of creativity and skill.
The village of Lenk
The Simmental is an absolute hiker's paradise with opportunities for walks in the valley, pass hikes or high-altitude tours. Experience nature and marvel at crystal clear mountain lakes, mysterious forests, the Plaine Morte glacier and thundering waterfalls. The region also offers numerous trails for trail running or biking. In the Adventure Park Rufeli, you can expect a via ferrata, a tirolienne, a rope bridge and a 40 m abseil. Action, fun and thrills are guaranteed! The Adventure Park is located in a wooded area in the Gutenbrunnen area and can only be booked with a guide from Lenk Sport & Events.
After a strenuous hike, the bath «Erlebnisbad Wallbach» invites you to relax. In the heated outdoor pool with bubble pool, bubble loungers and massage jets, you can enjoy the breath taking view of the mountain panorama of the Wildstrubel directly from the edge of the pool. The wellness facility with a Finnish sauna, the fragrant bio sauna and the steam bath will definitely make you sweat and let you forget the stress of everyday life.
The destination of Leukerbad has an exceptionally wide range of sporting activities to offer 365 days a year. With a bike network of 225km with many single trails, mountain bikers get their money's worth. Hikers can also choose from a network of around 200km of trails, many of which lead through beautiful landscapes with wonderful views. Highlights include the hike over the historic Gemmi Pass, the thermal spring footbridge or the Albinen ladders. The Gemmi via ferrata is an adventure in a class of its own, as it is one of the longest and most exposed via ferrata tours in Switzerland.
Leukerbad also offers a wide range of winter activities. Visitors can choose from more than 50 km of ski slopes, 40 km of winter hiking trails, 18 km of snowshoe trails, 25 km of cross-country ski trails. Thanks to the thermal baths and the sports arena with its wide range of indoor activities, Leukerbad offers year-round tourism regardless of the weather. Regional specialties, international dishes or haute cuisine: more than 40 restaurants in and around Leukerbad pamper the palates of their guests. The sunny wine village of Varen is famous for its wines made from typical Valais grape varieties.