Hiking holidays Trans Swiss Trail Emmental & Vierwaldstättersee TO

Hiking: Trans Swiss Trail

Biosphere, Hermit, Rütli Oath

Discover the Emmental in all its glory. Starting from the main village of the Emmental, you hike into the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of the Entlebuch. You spend idyllic nights in Schangnau and Sörenberg and reach the lakes of Central Switzerland.

This is a pleasant place to stay and the hermit Niklaus von Flüe spent the last twenty years of his life here. Historically, the tour continues to Stans with the oldest settlement in Nidwalden and a detour to the Rütli meadow. In the Reuss plain, the peaks of the Urner Alps greet and guide you on the last metres to the destination of your journey at the foot of the Gotthard pass.    

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Itinerary

Luggage drop-off in Langnau i.E. High-altitude hike over the Hohwacht-Girsgrat range of hills. Along the way, a historic signal post, a cheese dairy that is guaranteed to produce genuine Emmental cheese and one of the oldest tunnels in Switzerland. Typical Emmental patchwork of harrows, ditches, meadows and woods

approx. 3 h
approx. 10 km
545 m
335 m

Ridge walk on the west flank of the Pfyffer. On the Wachthubel, breathtaking views of the Schrattenflue and Hohgant pre-Alpine bastions. On the descent you will come across black buffalo. They have made Schangnau famous for its mozzarella.

approx. 4.5 h
approx. 13 km
790 m
675 m

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

approx. 5.5–6 h
approx. 20 km
840 m
600 m

Rewarding tour over the Glaubenbielen pass with great views of the Sarnersee and Titlis summits. From time to time you meet the pass road, but you will also find quiet sections at Alpoglen or the Pörterwald.

approx. 5 h
approx. 17 km
535 m
1'210 m

Train journey to Sachseln and from Lake Sarnen steeply up to the Flüeli-Ranft pilgrimage site, where the hermit Niklaus von Flüe worked in seclusion in a gorge 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 walk around. The Winkelried monument is located in Stans.

approx. 6 h
approx. 21 km
785 m
805 m

A lake promenade along Lake Lucerne leads from Beckenried to the imposing Risleten Gorge, where ancient dinosaur tracks can be found. After a steep ascent, a romantic high-altitude trail in the direction of Seelisberg. Deep down, the green-blue lake shimmers.

approx. 6 h
approx. 20 km
760 m
415 m

This stage follows the Swiss Path down to Seedorf, which leads from the Rütli via Flüelen to Brunnen. On the descent to Bauen you can see the whole route and the Rütli. Interesting castles and stately homes along the way.

approx. 5.5 h
approx. 17 km
440 m
790 m

Mule track, cantonal road, Gotthard railway, motorway, NEAT building site... In Erstfeld at the latest, the Urner valley resembles a through corridor. Nevertheless, Silenen and Amsteg are symbolic places on the old mule track. Good view of the hill church of Wassen and the helical tunnels. Individual departure after arrival in Amsteg.

approx. 4 h
approx. 14 km
350 m
275 m

Tour characteristic

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

Prices & Dates

All data for 2020 at a glance
Place of arrival: Langnau im Emmental
  Season 1
25.04.2020 - 15.05.2020
19.09.2020 - 18.10.2020

every day
Season 2
16.05.2020 - 18.09.2020

every day
Emmental & Vierwaldstättersee TO, CH-BDWLA-10X
Base price
1'179.-
1'285.-
Surcharge Single Room 339.- 339.-

Category: Middle class hotels

Season 1
25.04.2020 - 15.05.2020
19.09.2020 - 18.10.2020
every day
Season 2
16.05.2020 - 18.09.2020
every day
Emmental & Vierwaldstättersee TO, CH-BDWLA-10X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
1'179.-
339.-
1'285.-
339.-

Category: Middle class hotels

Season 1
Apr 25, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Sep 19, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020
Season 2
May 16, 2020 - Sep 18, 2020
Langnau im Emmental
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Amsteg
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
89.-
129.-
89.-
119.-
89.-
129.-
89.-
119.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Langnau im Emmental
  Season 1
Apr 25, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Sep 19, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020

every day
Season 2
May 16, 2020 - Sep 18, 2020

every day
Langnau im Emmental
Extra night double room (BB) 89.- 89.-
Extra night single room (BB) 129.- 129.-
Amsteg
Extra night double room (BB) 89.- 89.-
Extra night single room (BB) 119.- 119.-
Filter
Travel documents digital only (reduction per room)
-30.-

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 9 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transport
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Detailed tour documentation (1 x per room)
  • GPS-data available
  • 7-day Helpline

Not included:

  • Train journey Giswil – Sachseln
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Costs for collecting luggage at the station. CHF 24.- per person.
Information

Arrival/Parking/Departure

  • Parking in Langnau im Emmental. CHF 5.- per day. 
  • Return journey by train via Flüelen and Luzern to Langnau im Emmental. Duration: 3 h
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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