The Napf region: The Emmentaler ridge walk

Lüderenalp - Mettlenalp

They say this is the fairest region of all in Emmental. The alpine hike from Lüderenalp on the Napf runs close to the ridge on a narrow path and past rustic inns. A beautiful view over the Alps, the Mittelland and the Jura is your constant companion.

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Technical information

Starting point:Lüderenalp
Destination:Romoos, Luthernbad oder Mettlenalp
Getting to the starting point:Bus to Heimisbach Thal, Sunday till Lüderenalp
Getting to the destination:Bus, for example from Luthernbad or Romoos, Sunday from Mettlenalp
Physical fitness:challenging
Hiking time:4h35
Season:May to October
Please check SBB timetable class="res-table" before starting your journey (bus runs Augist 1st)


On the road in complete tranquility: When you are hiking the well marked, diverse network of trails in the Napf region, you feel as if you are back in the time of Gotthelf. Because on the summit there are neither highways nor public aerial cable cars, to get to the top there are seven official walks from the cantons of Lucerne and Bern.

One of the most popular and most beautiful is the scenic alpine hike from Lüderenalp. On this idyllic field, forest and meadow trail you'll pass typical Emmental houses and the cosiest mountain restaurants, where you will be served by the farmer in person.

It is not only the panoramic view from the Napf that promises a peak experience, but also the comfortable mountain hotel, which provides a delightful finale. If you want to experience an unforgettable sunset, then do stay the night. Everybody else is spoiled for choice with the many trails leading back to the valley.

Alternative: Four-hour ridge hike with start by the Ahornalp, passing the Ämmital friends of nature house on a path leading over the Höchänzi and Nideränzi on the way to Napf.

Tour Overview

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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