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Alpaufzug Engstligenalp

A unique procession
For 500 cows, the 70 day long summer stay on the high plateau at Engstligenalp begins end of June 2018 with the traditional procession up the narrow pathways, called “ Alpaufzug ”.
The cows of the Frutigen region are not afraid to tread the narrow path, for it leads to the lush meadows of the alpine plateau! Accompanied by experienced shep-herds, they take their 600m early-morning climb to Engstligenalp easily in their stride. Only the calves are transported by mountain cableway.
While the more sporty nature enthusiasts walk with the procession, others prefer the more relaxed route by cablecar to the high plateau, from where they view the zigzag of climbing cattle from an eagle’s perspective. Having safely arrived at the plateau, everyone enjoys a well-deserved alpine breakfast. The Engstligenalp Mountain Hotel and the Mountain Restaurant Bärtschi will be serving a special breakfast on this day.

This colourful and traditional migration is one of the most spectacular in all Switzerland.

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The 15th Vogellisi Mountain Run Adelboden

No pain, no gain
The next Vogellisi Mountain Run takes place on Sunday 15 July 2018. Runners and Nordic walkers will climb a vertical distance of over 800 metres. The scenic route leads from the Adelboden mineral water spring up to Sillerenbühl. Energetic runners can complete the trail in less than an hour. A special children’s race is being organised at the summit.
Starting at the Mineral Spring (1269m above sea level), the route leads upwards via Bergläger, Geils and Hahnenmoospass to the finish on Sillerenbühl (1974m above sea level).
Spurred on by spectators along the route, the regular participants will cover 12,6 km (9 miles) and the Nordic walkers 8.7km (6 miles). Children can test their stamina on a special trail at the summit covering 1.3km and 135m vertical distance)

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