Rent a cow
Rent an alpine cow for the season
Hundreds of cows are moved to higher ground in Simmental during the Spring to graze the rich pastures. Take part in this extraordinary opportunity to rent a piece of alpine life. Choose a cow, meet him or her during a visit to the Alps and then enjoy your share of mouthwatering alpine cheese after the summer. The beginning of a really special friendship.
Call an alpine cow your own for a season in the Alps and take the aroma of the alpine meadows home with you in a large piece of alpine cheese. Take a moment to discover life on the Alps with an alpine family and gain an insight into the world of life in nature, the relationship between animals and humans and life without usual luxury; a life that is sometimes accompanied by feelings of elation and sometimes by loneliness, but always with plenty of hard work. The alpine family will welcome you open-heartedly and introduce you to the cow you have rented.
Have you ever dreamed of having your own cow in the Alps? Make your dream come true here.
A half-day visit to the Alps includes:
- a certificate with photo of the cow you have rented
- morning visit to see the cow in the meadow or stall
- a snack of alpine products and fresh milk
- 5 kg of best alpine cheese (collection on site)
Additional people are also welcome on the visit at an extra cost, CHF 20.– adults and CHF 10.– children up to 12 years.
A full-day visit with overnight stay in the Alps (additional experiences to half-day visit) includes:
- full-day visit to see the cow you have rented in the meadow or stall
- overnight stay for one person
- breakfast, lunch and dinner
- opportunity to help out with the regular duties on the Alps (voluntary)
Additional people are also welcome on the visit at an extra cost, CHF 70.– adults and CHF 50.– children up to 12 years. incl. meals and overnight stay.
Whether you choose to spend a half day or a full day on the Alps, it's bound to be an enriching experience.
Experience package price
CHF 300.– for a half-day visit
CHF 400.– for a full-day visit and overnight stay
Contact Lenk-Simmental Tourism once you have chosen a cow.