The Simmen Valley stretches in a long arch up to Lenk with its lush green meadows. The Niedersimmen Valley is the main rail and road link to the Saanenland. Near Boltigen the road turns toward the Jaun Pass and leads into Freiburg’s Jaun Valley. The small but lively Simme River is ideally suited for canoeing and wild water rafting. The Simmen Valley House Trail between Erlenbach and Weissenburg is dedicated to the abundantly decorated farmers’ houses of the Simmen Valley.
A three-partite Diemtig Valley House Trail is dedicated to the farmers’ houses in the idyllic Diemtig Valley. The side valley branching off from Oey offers over 200 kilometers of marked hiking trails. Deep-blue mountain lakes such as the Seeberg Lake in the Spillgerten Nature Reserve, and the Aegel Lake with its protected high moorland on the Diemtigbergli, are well worth a hiking tour. At the Wiriehorn, mountainbikers will find their downhill paradise: Riding comfortably with the cable car to the starting point and dashing down into the valley on one of several trails. The hiking and skiing area Schwenden-Grimmialp lies at the back of the Diemtig Valley. On the Games and Adventure Trail, children hear the exciting story of Grimmimutz and the Pepper Witch.
A 20-minute cable car ride takes you from Erlenbach to the Stockhorn summit with its unforgettable panorama of the Aare Valley, Lake Thun, the pre-Alps, the Emmen Valley and over 200 Jurassic and Alpine peaks. Paragliders appreciate the breezes on the mountaintop, while families enjoy the interactive adventure trail “The Stockhorn - world of mountains and lakes”. Climbers are in their elements on the 120 climbing routes near the mid-station.
The Stockhorn Train runs in winter on various dates and guarantees a magnificent view (no ski lifts).
In the Diemtig Valley winter sports enthusiasts can indulge in their favorite sport on the Wiriehorn, Springenboden and Grimmialp. Fast rides on the snow tubing course, which boasts a conveyer lift, five kilometers of toboggan runs as well as cozy winter hiking tours and playgrounds in the snow add to the fun.
The skiing areas of the Upper Simmen Valley above Zweisimmen and St. Stephan are linked to the skiing area “Gstaad Mountain Rides”; Lenk is proud of its link to Adelboden.
- Stockhorn (2190m) – the hiking mountain and vantage point (2190m) lures visitors with its impressive panorama of 200 Jura summits and Alpine peaks.
- Villages in the Diemtig Valley – authentic mountain villages in an idyllic landscape. The Swiss Heritage Society has recognized Diemtigen for its long-term and far-sighted town planning that preserves the original settlement character of the valley in an exemplary manner.
- Rinderberg (Zweisimmen) – a mountain hiking center accessible by gondola train (2079m). The skiing area is linked to the skiing region “Gstaad Mountain Rides”.
- Leiterli (Lenk) – mountain Station of the Gondola Train with a cozy mountain house. It is the starting point of the Marmot Trail (3km) with authentic marmot burrows, and the Lynx Trail (6km).
- Simmen Falls, Simmen Springs and Iffig Falls – unusually beautiful trick fountains at the source of the Simme River near Lenk.