Holidaying at a pretty alpine village leaves no room for disappointment. Located at the end of a valley in the Bernese Oberland and a mere hour's drive from the capital of Berne, Adelboden is one of Europe's best hideaways.
The globally renowned Golf Mountain pop-up course on Adelboden's Engstligenalp, remains open until 23rd October. During the summer months this area is home to grazing and during the winter, it is a winter wonderland offering downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snow tubing and a fondue igloo. This means a pop-up golf course is set up for guests.
With 18 holes available Golf Mountain is ideal for skilled golfers. Do note that hazards include streams and rocky outcrops as well as swirling mountain winds and extreme weather condition. Golfers can expect bright sunshine and yet, the conditions can quickly alter with dense cloud surrounding the golf course!
Do not worry, as the stunning setting is amazing. Located at 1,964 metres, making it the highest golf course in Europe, Engstligenalp is a nature reserve of other-worldly character with breathtaking views over the village of Adelboden.
Hiking trails are available and there is plenty of choice ensuring all levels of fitness are catered for. Guided tours are available and tours of the village to all-day outings.
How do I get there?
Travel with Swiss airline Skywork (www.flyskywork.com) which operates daily flights from London City to Berne (less than an hour's drive from Adelboden). Alternatively, a number of airlines fly from various UK airports to Zurich. It is a 2 hours drive, or a 45 minutes train journey to Adelboden.