Here the road, one of the widest and best maintained that I have ridden consistently, in the entire alpine region, divides. Both routes bear examination by a thorough touring cyclist. To the right or west, the road climbs to Adelboden, with views of .... across a broad green sward the reward for your climb. Gasthaufs and biergartens come right to the roads edge, so don't be surprised if customers lean over and offer you a quaff of their brew.
The more attractive alternative is to turn left and begin the very manageable ascent to Kandersteg, where one can put the bike on a train for a short ride thru the tunnel to other side. Along the way, one will be treated to misty scenes of lush valleys and farmlands, as well as this small chapel which I photographed by walking off into the field nearby. This valley is a pleasant contrast to the main lake region, often overrun with tourists on the narrow roads by the waters edge. It is not crowned by the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau as the very next valley into the east is; but for all that, the roads are wider, the countryside more open, and the overall mood more friendly and placid. I would definitely recommend the Kandertal for those hoping to jump from the Interlaken region into the Rhone valley.