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Hiking holidays Tell-Trail Altdorf - Sörenberg

Hiking Tell-Trail

The most beautiful of Central Switzerland

If the good William Tell had had more time, he would have chosen this route through Central Switzerland. The Tell Trail leads you on spectacular high-altitude paths, into small side valleys and along dreamy rippling rivers. You will discover the most famous vantage points and the most beautiful places in Central Switzerland.

You hike in a wide arc from the Tell monument in Altdorf to the Muotathal, storm Stoos, Rigi and Mount Pilatus and finish the tour after a visit to Engelberg and Melchsee-Frutt on the Brienzer Rothorn. The hikes are demanding and the views are dazzling: If it weren't for the landvogt Gessler, Wilhelm and Walter would have loved to take on this tour.

Itinerary

With the post bus to Bürglen and cable car ride to Ruogig. The first section of the Tell-Trail leads you along the Via Suworow over the Chinzig pass. Continue through the Wängital framed by peaks, and then along the Hüribach into the Muotathal.

approx. 5.5 h
approx. 18 km
470 m
1'590 m

First a leisurely hike to Schlättli and with the world's steepest funicular up to the mountain village of Stoos. The hike from Chlingenstock to Fronalpstock is a classic with great views, and the final tour from Schwyzerhöhe to Brunnen is an idyllic finale.

approx. 5 h
approx. 16 km
480 m
915 m

You can take the cable car up to Urmiberg from the shores of Lake Lucerne. This is followed by a challenging hike past the Gätterlipass and the Burggeist mountain inn to Rigi Kaltbad. A wonderful panoramic view of the nearby peaks accompanies you today along the entire route. Take the rack railway down to Vitznau and a boat trip to Lucerne.

approx. 5 h
approx. 16 km
740 m
430 m

Bus ride to Kriens and an idyllic hike through the Chrienser Hohwald. The paths become rougher from Fräkmünt onwards. You circle the Klimsenhorn and hike on countless serpentine turns up to Pilatus. From here it takes you back down into the valley to Alpnachstad. Short train ride to the stage town of Stans.

approx. 5 h
approx. 10 km
1'650 m
120 m

The Cabrio-Bahn takes you up to the top of the Stanserhorn and offers you a panoramic view of the mountains of Central Switzerland. But soon it will be time to turn your back on Pilatus and Lake Lucerne, because today's stage is demanding. You follow the Nidwaldner Höhweg to the Storeggpass and then descend to the Eggen cable car station. Short hike to Grafenort and by train to Engelberg. 

approx. 6.5 h
approx. 14.5 km
1'145 m
1'575 m

Cable car ride via Trüebsee to the Jochpass. The following hike is one of the most beautiful tours in Central Switzerland. From Engstlensee you hike over the Spycherflüe to Melchsee-Frutt. The second part of the tour takes you past the Hochstollen and along rocky paths to the Seefeldsee. The Tell Trail leads you through the marshy nature reserve of Sachsler Seefeld to the center of Switzerland. The night on the Älggialp is something very special.

approx. 6 h
approx. 20 km
700 m
1'255 m

Countless Alps accompany you today on your way down to the valley. From the marshy plateau of Älggialp you hike through small forests towards Brünigpass. The turquoise-blue water of the Lungernsee greets you from afar, and you reach the lake after a strenuous descent along narrow paths. 

approx. 6 h
approx. 18 km
650 m
1'575 m

A highlight awaits you at the end of your tour. You take the cable car up to Turren and hike from there via Rückenegg and Zwischenegg to the Brienzer Rothorn. An impressive panoramic view of the Bernese Oberland and Lake Brienz is spread out before you. A cable car ride to Schönenboden and a leisurely hike to Sörenberg bring your days along the Tell Trail to an end.

approx. 5.5 h
approx. 15 km
1'225 m
550 m

Tour character

A hike along the Tell Trail shows the richness and variety of the beauty of Central Switzerland. Certain sections lead you to higher regions. On the stage from the Stanserhorn to Engelberg there are exposed sections that are secured with ladders and ropes Sure-footedness and a head for heights are required. Good basic fitness is also required for the Tell Trail.  

Prices & Dates

All data at a glance
Place of arrival: Altdorf
  Season 1
10.09.2022 - 25.09.2022

every day
Season 2
02.07.2022 - 09.09.2022

every day
Tell-Trail Altdorf - Sörenberg, 10 days | TO, CH-ZSWAS-10X
Base price
1'249.-
1'325.-
Surcharge Single Room 309.- 309.-

Category: 3* & 4* hotels and mountain guesthouse on the Älggialp (shower/WC on the corridor)

Season 1
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022
every day
Season 2
Jul 2, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022
every day
Tell-Trail Altdorf - Sörenberg, 10 days | TO, CH-ZSWAS-10X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
1'249.-
309.-
1'325.-
309.-

Category: 3* & 4* hotels and mountain guesthouse on the Älggialp (shower/WC on the corridor)

Season 1
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022
Season 2
Jul 2, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022
Altdorf
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Sörenberg
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
95.-
124.-
85.-
120.-
95.-
124.-
85.-
120.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Altdorf
  Season 1
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022

every day
Season 2
Jul 2, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022

every day
Altdorf
Extra night double room (BB) 95.- 95.-
Extra night single room (BB) 124.- 124.-
Sörenberg
Extra night double room (BB) 85.- 85.-
Extra night single room (BB) 120.- 120.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 9 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Half board at the Älggialp
  • Daily luggage transfers (except Älggialp) 
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Detailed travel documents (1 x per room)
  • GPS data available
  • Service hotline

Please note:

  • Cable cars and public transport not included in the price. Approx. CHF 300.- per person.
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Reservation fee of CHF 15 per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection) 
Information

Arrival/Departure:

  • Parking spaces at Altdorf station. CHF 5.- per day.
  • Return journey by bus and train via Schüpfheim, Lucerne and Flüelen to Altdorf. Duration: approx. 3 hours. 
Travel documents

Travel documents "digital"

In future we will reduce the amount of printed documents. You will receive instructions to help you find your way around using the SwitzerlandMobility app.  We will provide you with further information online. In advance you will receive a small package of documents with the following contents: 

  • Description of how to use the necessary apps 

  • Detailed programme for the individual stages 

  • Annual subscription to SwitzerlandMobility Plus 

  • Luggage tags 

  • Any vouchers 

On the way, you can easily find your way with 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. 

Let us know if you don't want to do without maps. We will send them to you free of charge. 

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