Cholerenschlucht


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Cholerenschlucht, Adelboden, Switzerland. Public Domain.
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Cholerenschlucht, Adelboden, Switzerland. Public Domain.
Location: Near Adelboden at Tregel Bus Stop.
(46.51623, 7.58415)
Open: MAY to OCT no restrictions.
[2021]
Fee: free.
[2021]
Classification: GorgeGorge
Light: n/a
Dimension: L=100 m.
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
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History

2004 trail through the gorge renovated, bridges and staircases constructed.

Description

photography
Cholerenschlucht, Adelboden, Switzerland. Public Domain.
photography
Cholerenschlucht, Adelboden, Switzerland. Public Domain.

The Cholerenschlucht is a deep gorge with a length of about 100 m, where the water of the Tschentebach, a side branch of the Engstlige, cuts through massive rocks. The result is a narrow gorge, only few meters wide with smooth and round erosional forms including dolly tubs. The trail exists for a long time, but in 2004 it was developed and is now equipped with new, comfortable bridges and staircases. They are built along the walls of the gorge, high above the roaring water. The gorge is open without restrictions and for free, but only upwards. It is not allowed to walk the gorge downhill, which is obviously necessary because the trails are not wide enough for two-way traffic. As a reult it is necessary to return

The Tschentebach springs about 2000 m asl and drains the eastern slopes of the Gsür mountain and the southern slopes of the Bodezehore mountain. The amount of water in the brook depends very much on the weather. After heavy rains the brook rises rather immediately.

The gorge ends at a pool called Jungbrunnen (fountain of youth). 20 minutes up the valley is the Pochtenkessel, where Engstlige and Otterebach meet. This huge natural amphitheatre is very impressive.

The gorge is rather inaccessible and the only way to see it is by foot. The local public transport Automobilverkehr Frutigen-Adelboden AG offers a round ticket which makes this rather simple. The best place to start is the bus stop Tregel, the gorge is reached on a 15 minutes walk. On the other side there are two possible stops, either Ausserschwand Schul, which is a 20 minutes walk across the hill or 15 minutes along level roads to Neuweg.

Do not mix up this gorge and the GorgeCholerenschlucht near Thun. This Cholerenschluch is located at the foot of 3,000 m high mountains. The other Cholerenschluch is located in an 200 m high escarpment formed of conglomerates in the foothill of the Alps. Although the distance is only 25 km the geology and character of the gorges is totally different.