Day hike in Engelberg | Tour start from Lucerne

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Highlights

Three hours guided hike in the heart of the Swiss Alps.

Enjoy the view and take a lunch break in an authentic alpine restaurant.

Use of the Swiss public transport system

Personal tour guide

Description

The trip starts with a 45-minute train ride from Lucerne. We climb to the famous mountain resort of Engelberg at 1,000 meters.

There we board a bus that takes us past the Benedictine monastery dating back to the 12th century, and at the end of the valley we arrive at the

Fuerenalp cable car station. Here we take the cable car for another ascent up to 1,850 m and amidst snow-covered mountains and glaciers rising to 3,000 m around us.

THE HIKING

After marveling at the view, we begin our descent back to the valley on a well-maintained and market hiking trail.

We follow a level, signposted path and hike on a plateau overlooking the Engelberg valley with a view at eye level of the surrounding 3000 m high mountain peaks.

We pass mountain streams, listen to the tinkling cowbells, examine flowers along the way and breathe in the fresh mountain air. The Flower Trail brings us to a vantage point with the best view of Engelberg and the north face of Mount Titlis.

After 30 minutes of easy hiking, the trail narrows and we begin to descend to a three-story place called Abnet 1650m.

Depending on everyone's ability and interest, we can either take the 4-seater cable car to our lunch break in Staefeli or continue our way to Stauber 1630m, where there is a large stream and the legendary place that explains why the canton of Uri has a bull's head on its cantonal flag.

In Stauber we meet the Swiss National # 1 Alpina Trail and continue for another 30 minutes to our lunch break in Stafeli, 1393 m.

The Via Alpina trail connects 8 Alpine countries with 5000 km of trails linking Monaco on the Côte d'Azur with Trieste on the Adriatic Sea, offering Europe's largest unspoiled natural area on an extraordinary journey of discovery. In Stafeli on Via Alpina n. 1 we are in the valley and see green pastures and hear the sound of the streams coming down the mountains.

Lunch break: We can either take a picnic or have lunch in an alpine restaurant (to be paid by us) that offers all kinds of local specialties. Continuation of the hike After our lunch break, we have an easy step that takes us slowly 1 ½ hours back to the Fuerenalp cable car station. We walk along the stream and enter a very nice shady wooded area before coming to a large open pasture where many of the paragliders land.

The return: From the Fuerenalp cable car station, a local bus will take us back to Engelberg. We still have time to visit the monastery or the picturesque village before boarding the train back to Lucerne at 17:00.

Extras

Items of a personal nature Food & drinks - have a picnic or stop at an inn in the mountains Water bottle & plenty of water. Comfortable footwear with sturdy soles that have a good grip; ankle-high boots are not essential, but are strongly recommended for ankle support Warm, layered, windproof clothing. Sun hat and sunscreen

Meeting Points

Lucerne