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Highlights

  • UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch
  • Emmental
  • Lake Lucerne
  • Rütli - Birthplace of Switzerland

Day 1

Arrival in Langnau

Arrival by train to the idyllic village of Langnau in the Emmental. If time allows why not explore the village and surroundings with its typical houses. 

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Day 2

Langnau - Eggiwil 

Baggage drop-off in Langnau i.E. High-altitude hike over the Hohwacht-Girsgrat range of hills. On the way there is a historic signal post, a cheese dairy that is guaranteed to produce real Emmental and one of the oldest tunnels in Switzerland. Typical Emmental patchwork of harrows, ditches, fields and forest.

Details: approx. 10km, 545m 335m
Duration: approx. 3h

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Day 3

Eggiwil - Schangnau

Ridge walk on the west flank of the Pfyffer. On the Wachthubel, breathtaking views of the Schrattenflue and Hohgant bulwarks in the foothills of the Alps. On the descent you come across black buffalo. They made Schangnau famous for its mozzarella.

Details: approx. 13km, 790m 675m
Duration: approx. 4.5h

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Day 4

Schangnau - Sörenberg

Wild and romantic hiking route through the valley of the young Emme. The rock faces of Hohgant and Schrattenflue are impressive, and the former bathhouse in Kemmeriboden-Bad is interesting. The wet biotopes near Sörenberg made Entlebuch a UNESCO biosphere reserve.

Details: approx. 20km, 840m 600m
Duration: approx. 5.5-6h

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Day 5

Sörenberg - Giswil

Rewarding tour over the Faith Bielen pass with great views of the Sarnersee and the Titlis summit. From time to time you come across the pass road, but there are always quiet sections near Almoglen or the Pörterwald.

Details: approx. 17km, 535m 1210m
Duration: approx. 5h

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Day 6

Giswil - Flüeli-Ranft - Stans 

Train ride to Sachseln and from Lake Sarnen steeply up to the Flüeli-Ranft pilgrimage site, where the hermit Niklaus von Flüe, secluded in a gorge, worked as a man of God, visionary, admonisher and advisor. The house where he was born is one of the oldest wooden houses in Switzerland. Continue along the side of the Stanserhorn, which you almost circle. The Winkelried monument is located in Stans.

Details: approx. 21km, 785m 805m
Duration: approx. 6h

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Day 7

Stans - Seelisberg

A lakeside promenade along Lake Lucerne leads from Beckenried to the imposing Risleten Gorge, where ancient dinosaur footprints can be found. After a steep climb, a romantic mountain path towards Seelisberg. The green-blue lake shimmers far below.

Details: approx. 20km, 760m 415m
Duration: approx. 6h

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Day 8

Seelisberg - Attinghausen | Departure

This stage follows the Swiss Path , which comes from the Rütli and leads via Flüelen to Brunnen. On the descent to Bauen you can see the entire route and the Rütli. Interesting castles and stately homes along the way. After arrival in Attinghausen, bus ride to Altdorf, luggage collection and departure.

Details: approx. 20km, 760m 415m
Duration: approx. 6h

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Tour characteristics

On idyllic paths through the Emmental and along Lake Lucerne. The stages require a good level of fitness.

The hiking route "Trans Swiss Trail - Emmental & Lake Lucerne" on Switzerland Mobility 
Details of the Route
Detailed map at SwitzerlandMobility

Inclusions

  • 7 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Rail journey 2nd class from/to Swiss start/end point
  • Daily luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
  • Costs for luggage pick-up at the train station
  • Well-prepared itinerary 
  • Travel documents (1 x per room) including SchweizMobil Plus subscription
  • Service-Hotline

Good to know

  • If you are departing without an extra night in Attinghausen, your luggage will be returned to the luggage counter in Altdorf train station by 17:00 at the latest. 
  • Additional nights in Attinghausen bookable
  • Tourist tax, if due, not included in the tour price
  • Train ride from Giswil to Sachseln not included in the tour price (approx. 4,- CHF with Half-Fare Card)
  • Bookings can be accepted up to 5 working days before arrival (Express fee CHF 50.00 for 5 working days before arrival)
  • Organisation of the trip: local cooperation partner

Travel documents

  • We provide you with all documents for your trip digitally
  • Luggage tags are usually left for you at the arrival hotel
  • On the road, you can easily find your way around using the SwitzerlandMobility app and other freely accessible aids. Background information and all other documents are delivered electronically and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.