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There are many opportunities for leisure activities around Bern – and just for relaxing!
The area around Bern has a lot to offer in the spring. Whether you’re an adrenaline junky or someone who likes to relax in nature, our tips for the Bern surrounding area won’t have anyone settling for a canapé:
Let’s start with the thrill of speed: in the Adventure Park Adelboden you can whiz through the air at up to 70 km/h. And at heights of up to 60 m, you will also be quite a bit like an “eagle soaring above the ground”. The park through the Engstli valley has 16 cable cars and offers a wide variety of courses for climbing, flying and swinging through the air. Of course, this is not for the faint-hearted and certainly not for the little ones among us. Children under 7 are better off with their parents at the Gurten toboggan park. The tight curves, racing straightaways, and even a tunnel make for thrills and butterflies in your stomach. Still, with a slope of up to 18%, you should definitely risk this great view of the Alps and down to the federal capital.
If you want entertainment for the whole family, the Swiss Bike Park Oberried is the place to be. Whether it’s your first time on a bike or whether you’re already on your way to becoming an Olympic champion, this park will make the heart of every bike fan beat faster: jump lines, pump tracks, stairs, steep wall curves as well as a learning and adventure course – need we say more?
Riding the track bike is also rather rousing, but not nearly as adrenaline-fuelled. Departure from Laupen is every hour – the return trip is always every half hour. This avoids crossings on the way and allows for viewing the countryside without stress.
As you have already noticed, we are slowly getting to the “relaxing free time” section. At the Lamahof in Tschäppel in Huttwil, it is less about horsepower and more about taking it easy. The Walker-Wüthrich family – now in its fifth generation – organises llama walks. Yes, that’s right: these extremely good-natured animals are among the oldest known domestic animals and are excellent for hiking. They can also be guided well by people without experience and so are particularly suitable for children or for whomever is looking to relax. If you don’t come back with recharged batteries, simply stay another night or longer at the Stay KooooK and treat yourself to the “recharge” you need.