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Hiking Obwaldner Height Trail

The highlights of Central Switzerland

One highlight is followed by another on this hiking tour through the canton of Obwalden. The tour starts high up on Mount Pilatus and then goes in a wide arc past Sörenberg and the Glaubenbielen pass to the geographical centre of Switzerland.

The idyllic Älggialp is an ideal location for a pleasant rest after the strenuous first stage. Freshly fortified, you continue the tour to the picturesque mountain lakes of Melchsee-Frutt, before concluding the tour on the Obwaldner Höhenweg with a hike over the Storegg and the descent into the Engelberg valley.  

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Itinerary

Up to Pilatus with the world's steepest cogwheel railway. Sensational panorama of countless Alpine summits; historic hotel. Lovely moorland landscapes on the way through the Schlierental and across the Schlierengrat in the region of the Entlebuch biosphere reserve. 

approx. 7 h
approx. 23 km
1'000 m
1'650 m

Panoramic pre-Alpine hike over the Glaubenberg saddle and Glaubenbielenpass to Schönbüel. On the hike: alp products direct from the farm. Rewarding summit detour to the Höchgumme with stunning views down to the Brienzersee.  

approx. 5 h
approx. 16.5 km
570 m
940 m

The popular hike from Schönbüel-Brünigpass stimulates all the senses and is not short of sensational views. Spectacular ring-side seat: the Gibel, with views down to Brienzersee and Thunersee. Ridge hike to Wilerhorn, rewarding summit ascent. 

approx. 6 h
approx. 17.5 km
1'045 m
1'190 m

High above the Lungernsee lake, passing quaint alp chapels, the path climbs to Älggialp and the geographical centre of Switzerland. 

approx. 5.5 h
approx. 14.5 km
1'195 m
565 m

Over a rock barrier to the lake plateau of Melchsee-Frutt at a lofty altitude, goal of rest and recreation seekers in summer and winter. 

approx. 3.5 h
approx. 8.5 km
680 m
420 m

High-level path with beautiful views into the rugged Melchtal valley, home to eagles and chamois. The Storegg, a historic crossing on the pilgrims' path from Obwalden to the monastery village of Engelberg, is the last topographical highlight of the route. After arrival in Eggen, take the cable car down into the valley to Grafenort and the train to Engelberg. 

approx. 5 h
approx. 15 km
800 m
1'300 m

Tour character

One of the most beautiful high altitude trails in Switzerland awaits you. For the partly long stages you need good basic fitness. The paths are in good condition and for the most part easy to walk. Sure-footedness is nevertheless required.

The Obwaldner Höhenweg at SwitzerlandMobility:

Prices & Dates

All data at a glance
Place of arrival: Alpnach
  Season 1
26.06.2021 - 03.07.2021
18.09.2021 - 26.09.2021

every day
Season 2
04.07.2021 - 17.09.2021

every day
Obwaldner Height Trail, 8 days TO, CH-ZSWAE-08X
Base price
1'009.-
1'069.-
Surcharge Single Room 285.- 285.-

Category: Middle-class hotels & mountain inns, rooms with shower & WC on Älggialp, 4****-spa hotel in Melchsee-Frutt

Season 1
Jun 26, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Sep 26, 2021
every day
Season 2
Jul 4, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
every day
Obwaldner Height Trail, 8 days TO, CH-ZSWAE-08X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
1'009.-
285.-
1'069.-
285.-

Category: Middle-class hotels & mountain inns, rooms with shower & WC on Älggialp, 4****-spa hotel in Melchsee-Frutt

Season 1
Jun 26, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Sep 26, 2021
Season 2
Jul 4, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
Alpnach
Extra night double room (BB) Alpnach
Extra night double room (BB) Pilatus incl. half-board
Extra night single room (BB) Alpnach
Extra night single room (BB) Pilatus incl. half-board
Eggen / Engelberg
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
75.-
195.-
115.-
250.-
75.-
115.-
75.-
195.-
115.-
250.-
75.-
115.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Alpnach
  Season 1
Jun 26, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Sep 26, 2021

every day
Season 2
Jul 4, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021

every day
Alpnach
Extra night double room (BB) Alpnach 75.- 75.-
Extra night double room (BB) Pilatus incl. half-board 195.- 195.-
Extra night single room (BB) Alpnach 115.- 115.-
Extra night single room (BB) Pilatus incl. half-board 250.- 250.-
Eggen / Engelberg
Extra night double room (BB) 75.- 75.-
Extra night single room (BB) 115.- 115.-
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Travel documents digital only (reduction per room)
-30.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 7 overnight stays incl. breakfast 
  • Halfboard on Älggialp 
  • Daily luggage transfers  
  • Carefully elaborated route 
  • Detailed travel documents (1 x per room) 
  • GPS data available 
  • Service hotline  

Please note:

  • Cable car rides and rides on public transport not included (approx. CHF 60.-).
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price! 
Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Parking in Alpnachstad. CHF 6.- per day.  
  • Return journey to Lucerne, Duration: approx. 30 minutes. 
Travel Documents

Travel documents "analogous":

By default, your travel package includes a set of travel documents, which we will transmit  you in advance. The following documents will inform you about your tour:

  • Travel program with all organizational details.
  • Official guidebook «Cycling Switzerland»
  • maps for your biking and/or hiking routes
  • Detailed maps about your stage locations
  • Detailed programme day-by-day

Travel documents "digital":

If you select the option "digital travel documents" when booking, we will provide you with all documents for your trip in a digital form. You will receive a small set of documents with the following content:

  • Manuals for the use of necessary apps
  • luggage tags
  • eventual vouchers

En route you will inform  yourself easily with the app of SwitzerlandMobility and other free  apps. Background information and all other documents are electronically assigned and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.

Since this option saves resources and costs, a discount of CHF 30.- per room is offered.

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Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.