Starting on Adelboden high street you drop to the bottom of the valley and then follow the river before rising up through the valley and over a low hilly pass and then descending on small paths and country roads to Lenk.
Compared to previous days, today is quite easy-going with no major ascents or descents, and gentle underfoot terrain. Walk alongside riverside paths and through peaceful meadows and woodland. The highest point today is the Hahnenmoos pass at 1956m; a broad grassy saddle which is popular with locals and visitors due to its accessibility and idyllic surrounds. Descend to Lenk through the scenic green countryside, dotted with traditional wooden chalets.
There is a cable car in Geilsbuel that will remove most of the climb if you are tired of all the ascent! Head for the Berghotel.
The weather can change rapidly in the Alps, always check the forecast before you start the days hiking and pack appropriately. If the weather is too rough, do not begin the trek.
There can be left over snow drifts early in the season, they have sometimes melted underneath - particularly if it covers moving water. Just because it looks solid, it doesn't mean it is. Exercise extreme caution when crossing such snow drifts and if possible walk around them to where you can see the solidity of the ground clearly.
Some of the ground can be uneven, with rocky/pebbly paths and even ice. Ensure you have suitable footwear with ankle support, and step cautiously when needed.
Much of the path is on clifftops and there has been some erosion, for this reason, the path is sometimes unclear, be careful of the drop and of loose rocks and edges to the cliffs.
Some of the gates are cattle deterrents and are electrified, be sure to use the plastic handles and reattach the cable to the housing when you pass through, they are 12 volts, so not dangerous but very unpleasant
As well as the appropriate shoes and layered clothing for the changeable weather and other essentials, you should consider walking poles, UV sunglasses and factor 30 suncream. The sun is bright and high UV in the higher Alps and the snow can reflect it and intensify the exposure.
Food and Drink
There are a few small cafes along the way, but it is best to bring a packed lunch.
Points of Interest
A small alpine village en route, it has a few small shops and is surrounded by lush green hills. The scenery here is softer than previous days with short grass and wildflowers.
A larger town that hosts a jazz festival and a number of other interesting cultural events. There are live music bars and plenty of restaurants, pop into the tourist information for up to date info on what is happening in Lenk whil you are there.