Lenk-Simmental is a popular ski resort, located high in the Swiss Alps. The resort gets its name from its position, at the head of the Simmen Valley. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Lenk-Simmental will discover that the majority of the self catering rental accommodation available here is in the form of the traditional, pretty wooden alpine chalets. Larger families and those on a more generous budget may be able to rent the whole chalet, whilst those travelling with less money to spend can rent an apartment within a chalet-style block.
Due to its superb location and easy accessibility, the majority of visitors looking to spend their holidays in Lenk-Simmental are families looking to enjoy some winter sports activities. As well as its numerous ski slopes, suitable for all ages and abilities, the resort offers plenty of activities throughout the summer season. These include various activities aimed at children and the young at heart, as well as scenic trips on the Strubeli steam railway. For the more athletic visitors to the area, there are numerous themed walking trails to follow, the most popular being the Marmot Trail and the Alpine Flower Trail.
Visitors enjoying their holidays in Lenk-Simmental will find that the resort offers plenty of off-piste amenities. For a wider range of attractions, however, visitors may wish to travel to Bern, the Swiss capital, some 25 miles away. Here visitors will find all the usual large city attractions, including great shopping and numerous interesting museums and art galleries. Perhaps the most popular attractions are the Bern Historical Museum and the Einstein Museum, which as the name suggests is located within the apartment in which Albert Einstein once resided. Bern also boasts numerous interesting historical buildings, the majority of which are located within the Old Town, or ‘Aldstat’.
Due to its location, set high in the Swiss Alps, Lenk Simmental experiences a typical mountainous climate. Winters are what you would need for skiing etc - snowy and suitably cold. Summers are quite different, especially deep in the valleys. The region will become green and lush, often basking in warm sunshine with temperatures well into the 20s degrees Celsius. Rainfall averages around 28 inches per year, the majority of which falls as snow during the winter months.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Lenk-Simmental will first fly to Bern International Airport (BRN). There are a number of airlines operating flights from the UK to this airport, including Swiss Air, British Airways, Air France and Ryanair. These flights depart from several UK airports, including London Gatwick (LGW), Luton (LTN) and Manchester (MAN).