A toboggan is a form of the sledge that’s now being used in snow sports. The roller coaster, locally known as the Rodelbahn coaster, combines a toboggan with a metal slide that runs right down the Swiss Alps. Call it a hybrid coaster, a tobo-slide, if you will.
A part of the rustic Oeschinensee ski resort, this mountain coaster is located at the top station of Oeschinensee near Kandersteg. It is accessible by a cable car from Kandersteg to Oeschinen and takes roughly eight minutes. Another way to reach the destination is a 1.5-hour hike. The cabin is located amid the beautiful Alps, in the heart of the UNESCO world heritage site Jungfrau-Aletsch.
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It is preferable to hike to the toboggan run destination so as to enjoy the beautiful view along the way. The hike up to the mountain includes a magnificent view of the Swiss Alps along with a peek at the beautiful Oeschinensee Lake. The destination attracts a lot of mountaineers and mountain bikers every year.
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The 750 meters long toboggan run is open for children as young as three years old (Wow!), with adult supervision of course. Children and adults with a sense of adventure and a need for some adrenaline rush can opt for this ride with a mega pass.
This ride is open only when the road is dry, for safety purposes. Officially, one can take the toboggan for a ride from the month of November through May. The ride opens up at around 9:30 a.m. and is open till around 5 p.m.
An adrenaline rush with a beautiful view of the lush green Alps on a sunny day is what the coaster offers. You may want to bring out your adventurous spirit and slide right into it the next time you fancy a hike in the Swiss Alps! Think you’re ready to fly?