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Hiking holidays Tell-Trail Altdorf - Brienz

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.

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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. 15 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. Travel with the Rothorn Bahn to Brienz and departure.

approx. 4 h
approx. 10 km
1'050 m
290 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 for 2024 at a glance
Place of arrival: Altdorf
  Season 1
31.08.2024 - 15.09.2024

Arrival daily
Season 2
29.06.2024 - 30.08.2024

Arrival daily
Tell-Trail, 8 days, CH-ZSWAS-08X
Base price
1'379.-
1'429.-
Surcharge single room 295.- 295.-

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

Season 1
Aug 31, 2024 - Sep 15, 2024
Arrival daily
Season 2
Jun 29, 2024 - Aug 30, 2024
Arrival daily
Tell-Trail, 8 days, CH-ZSWAS-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
1'379.-
295.-
1'429.-
295.-

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

Season 1
Aug 31, 2024 - Sep 15, 2024
Season 2
Jun 29, 2024 - Aug 30, 2024
Altdorf
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Brienz
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
105.-
25.-
135.-
25.-
105.-
25.-
135.-
25.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Altdorf
  Season 1
Aug 31, 2024 - Sep 15, 2024

Arrival daily
Season 2
Jun 29, 2024 - Aug 30, 2024

Arrival daily
Altdorf
Double room p. P. 105.- 105.-
Surcharge single room 25.- 25.-
Brienz
Double room p. P. 135.- 135.-
Surcharge single room 25.- 25.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as mentioned incl. Breakfast
  • Half board at the Älggialp 
  • Daily luggage transfer (except Älggialp)
  • Costs for luggage pick-up at the station (for direct arrival and departure)
  • Subsidy for arrival by train 
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Travel documents (1 x per room)
  • Navigation app and GPS data available
  • SwitzerlandMobility-Plus subscription for one year
  • Service-Hotline

Note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Cable cars and public transport not included in the price, approx. CHF 300.- per person (full tour)
  • Ride with the Brienzer Rothorn Bahn on the last day of the trip, approx. CHF 62.- per person
  • Reservation fee of CHF 20.- per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)
Information

Arrival/Departure:

  • Arrival by public transport to Altdorf. If you arrive directly, hand in your luggage at the luggage counter by 10 a.m. at the latest.
  • Departure by public transport from Brienz. In case of direct departure, your luggage will be returned at the valley station of the Rothorn funicular by 4 p.m. at the latest. 

 

Arrival by train:
Leave the car at home! For every bike, biking or hiking tour in Switzerland, you will receive an SBB coupon per participant, which you can use to deduct CHF 10 from the ticket price for traveling by train. The reduction can be obtained in the SBB online store or in the SBB app.
On many trips, we use the luggage counters at the stations at the beginning and at the end to hand over the suitcases. You can conveniently combine this right away when you arrive by train. If you are a GA owner, you can provide this information when booking. We will credit you the amount on the invoice. If you don't need the coupon for the trip itself, you can use it during the year. Unfortunately, a retroactive refund is not possible for administrative reasons.
Travel documents

Travel documents "digital"

We reduce the amount of printed documents. You will receive instructions to help you find your way around using the Eurotrek Travel Guide App. We provide you with further information online.

In advance you will receive a small package of documents with the following contents:

  • Your travel program
  • Luggage tags
  • Description of how to use the app
  • Any vouchers

The Eurotrek Travel Guide App will help you find your way around. In addition to your digital map, you will find further information about your booked trip. The app is also available offline, simply download the trip in advance.

Ratings

4.5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
4 stars
Dominik Troxler CH | 22.09.2021
Wanderungen
Die Wanderwege sind sehr lang und teils auch sehr anspruchsvoll und exponiert. Bei der Buchung war uns dies nicht bewusst. Wär gut dies auf der Webseite klarer zu vermerken.
Eurotrek AG answered:
Es tut uns leid zu hören, dass Sie mit unseren Informationen auf der Webseite bezüglich des Tourencharakters und -verlaufs nicht vollständig zufrieden waren. Die ungefähren Wanderzeiten der täglichen Etappen sind einzeln erwähnt und mit einer kurzen Zusammenfassung des jeweiligen Verlaufs versehen. Gerne nehmen wir Ihre Inputs bei uns auf und bedanken uns für das ehrliche Feedback. Wir würden uns freuen bald wieder eine Reise für Sie organisieren zu dürfen.
5 stars
Armin Bauer DE | 03.08.2021
Ein schönes Wandererlebnis
Das Wandern in der Zentralschweiz ist unbedingt empfehlenswert. Die freundlichen Menschen und die grandiose Landschaft tragen zu echter, aktiver Erholung bei. Der tägliche Gepäcktransfer ist eine schöne Annehmlichkeit und hat stets perfekt funktioniert - Danke dafür. Die Unterkünfte waren für diese Art des Reisens sehr gut ausgewählt - nach einer langen Etappe reicht auch mal ein Bett, eine Dusche und eine Mahlzeit. Insgesamt war es ein rundum schöner Wanderurlaub - die Länge der täglichen Touren war für mich optimal - das Wetter im Gebirge kann wechselhaft sein, das weiß man jedoch im Voraus. Ein herzliches Dankeschön an das Team von Eurotrek.

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