Cable car ride in the Swiss mountainside
Beautiful countryside of Uri
Hiker enjoys the view at Lake Uri

Wanderferien Urner Seilbahnwanderungen TO

Hiking: Urner cable car hike

Uphill, downhill between Lake Lucerne and Gotthard

At the end of Lake Lucerne, you find the canton of Uri, with its mountain valleys and mountain paths. Charming small towns and villages are nestled into a picturesque landscape at the foothills of the Gotthard massif.

A special feature of the canton is the high density of cable cars, which are operated by local families and farmers. In little cabins you daily hover into the height and experience walks with wonderful views without having to overcome a lot of altitude. You walk into the picturesque Isenthal and go up to the Eggberge.

After that you walk on the Schächentaler mountain path and visit a typical Alpine dairy in Brunital. This trip shows the Swiss mountains at its best!


Hotel (example): Hotel Höfli

You start your hike with a walk at the rear end of Lake Lucerne. This trail will take you to the first cable car, the "Vorderen Bärchi".

The ascend to the upper Bärchi offers a breathtaking panorama over Lake Lucerne and is one of the most beautiful in this hike.  After a short hike you float down into the Isenthal.

Hotel (example): Hotel Uri Rotstock

approx. 5.5 h
approx. 15.5 km
1'050 m
580 m

From dreamy Isenthal you walk through a steadyway into the Chlital where family Kempf is waiting for you, to transport you up on the Gietisflue with your cable. From here you have a great view of the Reuss plane. Through a nature sanctuary you walk back to Altdorf.

approx. 5 h
approx. 13.7 km
615 m
1'025 m

Tour characteristic

Moderate hikes with an average duration of approximately 4 - 5. 5 hours walking time. For these hikes you should bring a good physical condition. 

As you will win altiude quickliy through the cable cars, you are most of the time on an alpine road. Surefootedness is necessary. For the cable car rides in the small, partly open gondolas you have to be free from giddiness.

The Weg der Schweiz at SwitzerlandMobility

The Höhenweg Maderanertal at SwitzerlandMobility

The Höhenweg Schächental at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Jun 15, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020
every day
Season 2
Jun 27, 2020 - Sep 20, 2020
every day
Urner cable car hike, 4 days TO, CH-ZSWAA-04X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room

Category: 3*** hotels and guesthouses

Season 1
Jun 15, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020
Season 2
Jun 27, 2020 - Sep 20, 2020
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Travel documents digital only (reduction per room)

Services & Information


  • 3 nights incl. breakfast according to program
  • luggage transfer
  • personal briefing with beverageall cable car rides according to programm
  • guided tour at the cheese dairy Sittlisalp with cheese tasting
  • Transfer Unterschächen - Amsteg
  • well prepared route guidance
  • elaborated travel documents (1 x per room)
  • Service-Hotline

Not included:

  • public bus (approx., CHF 10.- p.p.)
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!


  • by car: The hotel in Altdorf has parking spaces where you can park your car for CHF 50.- for the whole week. No reservations accepted.
  • by train: Regular connections from Lucerne and Zurich to Altdorf and there 3 minutes by bus to the hotel.
  • Departure from Amsteg: by bus to Erstfeld. From here you have regular train connections to Lucerne and Zurich.

Further information

  • All cable cars are certified transport companies, which are licensed for passenger transport.

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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