On the way into Adelboden Lisa noticed a bed and breakfast place and we made our way there. To our great suprise the bnb was run by a young ex South African and her Swiss husband. She was an extremely warm host and their home was beautiful. The house had a magnificient view over the mountains and a beautiful flowering tree which Beverley proceeded to take numerous photos of as she loved the view so much.
We spent some time in the little town as it only gets dark late in the evening and learnt that Adelboden is a very popular ski town, in the centre of the town, two large granite stones have been carved with the footprints of the world ski champions.
We also visited the local church which was built in1433 and was still used for services. An amazing thing is that in every town we visited in Switzerland had a church which was ancient but it was still used by the community and well looked after. The stained glass windows and organ were exquisite. The church bells also ring on the hour in all towns we travelled through, it is magical to hear.
The wooden houses and the flowers on the balconies are everywhere in the small towns and the pride people take in their town is very evident. All the towns we visited were spotlessly clean, even though plastic bags are given out at the shops, none of them littered the town.
Our journey from Adelboden to Lenk started with the temp at 2º, but without rain. We walked through beautiful fields filled with flowers and we stopped constantly to take photos (and to get the heart rate down). It was extremely cold when we reached Hahnenmoospass and we were greatful once the descent began as it warmer on the way down.
The view from Büelberg was absolutely breath taking, we were able to see the mountains around us clearly, it was a magnificent day with the sun shining and cloudless. The descent was steep and when we finally reached Lenk we both had shaky legs. The trip from Adelboden to Lenk was one of the most enjoyable so far.