Boltigen self-catering holiday rentals are located in a municipality within the Bern Canton of Switzerland. It’s a holiday destination that offers activities both in winter and summer, with a range of winter sports during the colder months and great opportunities for hiking and sightseeing in summer.
At a holiday chalet in Boltigen you’ll be close to the Boltigen/Jaunpass ski area. Here you’ll be able to make the most of more than 20 kilometres of ski slopes, the majority of which would suit intermediate skiers. The slopes here are served by five lifts. There’s a modern ski and snowboard school at the resort, offering lessons for both individuals and groups. Also on offer in winter are activities like cross-country skiing, winter hiking and snowshoeing. If you arrive at self-catering accommodation in Boltigen in the summer you’ll encounter a landscape that offers a wide range of outdoor recreation. At this time of year the Jaunpass is a natural haven of moorland, home to a rich variety of plant species. In the area you’ll be able to choose from a host of walking and biking trails, guiding visitors to spectacular lookouts and areas of immense natural beauty. Boltigen is also something of a watersports hotspot in the summer – at the Simmen Valley you’ll find some world-class white water rafting along a 17-kilometre route. It’s great fun for anyone with a taste for adventure, and no prior experience is necessary.
A natural landmark that shouldn’t be missed is just a few minutes away in Adelboden. The Engstligen Falls are listed among the national inventory of significant landscapes, and reach a height of more than 600 metres. There are a number of options in the area for day trips. The Swiss Capital, Bern is especially appealing, and is home to an old town that is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Clock Tower here dates to the 12th Century and was a very novel structure for its time. Thun is a little closer, to the North, and features a number of historic structures, like the eponymous castle, which dates to the 1100s – from the ramparts on the corner towers you’ll be able to enjoy unforgettable Alpine views.
Boltigen is found in an area with a high elevation, and this has a big impact on yearly temperatures. Summers tend to be mild, with highs getting up to the high teens or low 20s. There’s cold weather here for at least five months of the year 0 between December and March daily temperatures hardly get above freezing.
Bern International Airport is around 45 minutes north of Boltigen. If you’re travelling from the UK you’ll be able to get to this destination by flying with Sky Work from London City (LCY).