Lynx trail Betelberg
Play, observe, enjoy – total fun and relaxation
Walking will be a really fun experience for your children on the family mountain of Betelberg. At the game stations along the 4 km Lynx trail, children learn how wild cats live and behave.
The walk begins at Leiterli mountain station. A relatively good, gently sloping natural path will take you by the well-known Hasler Hochmoor. Along the way you will discover various interesting facts about the lynx and its habitat. Follow the linx or fox tracks. Where could all the animals be hiding? Along the trail you will find life size figures of the linx, as well as its prey, such as roe deer and chamois. Because the lynx is a shy and very cautious animal, you may not actually see any on the Lynx Trail.
The Lynx trail combines playful elements and art. Game stations made from wood capture the children's imagination during the walk. With wood sculptures and a huge picture at the central station of Wallegg chairlift (only during winter service), art really comes into its own. The Lenk airbrush artist Philipp Klopfenstein has turned the station of the winter infrastructure into a work of art. Moving on from the art work, you will come to the fire pit. Take a little break here and practice your long jump. How far can you jump from a standing position? The lynx can jump over five metres!
Before reaching the end of the trail at Restaurant Wallegg, admire the wood sculptures by Brienz Wood Carving School.
Visit the Berghaus Leiterli after your gondola ride and enjoy the beautiful views.
If you’re feeling hungry along the way, you can take a break for food at one of the barbecue areas while gazing at the unique mountain panorama.
From Restaurant Wallegg, you can either either walk back to the gondola valley station directly or take a detour through the Wallbachschlucht ravine.
2 1/2 hours
The operating times and prices for the Betelberg gondola can be found on the Lenk Bergbahnen website.
Flöckli the goat can now also be found virtually on the Lynx Trail. With the help of the Actionbound app, she tells her story in an amusing way and asks exciting quiz questions about it.
«Family Destination» partner
The Lenk Bergbahnen are partner of the certification «Family Destination» from the Swiss tourism federation.