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Intro

On the seventh stage, a small cable car and stone steps lead from Altdorf into Central Switzerland, with much green, a little snow, and the Surenen Pass awaiting hikers along the way, as well as goats, cows and horses, before finally arriving in Engelberg.

Description

Before embarking on the seventh stage, a stop-off in the Volg near Attinghausen is recommended, which begins serving from 6 a.m. With your batteries fully charged for the day, onwards and upwards to Brüsti, with an ascent of around two hours through dense forest. There is a way round such hard work first thing in the morning – take the cable car up.

To reach the Surenen Pass, walk along a narrow ridge to cross the Chräienhöreli rock formation with its stone steps and the occasional snow field.

From the pass, the trail leads to a small refuge, which offers shelter if the weather suddenly and unexpectedly changes, and then it is another hour to the Blackenalp. This is a great place to stop for a drink and bite to eat (as well as toilet facilities being available). After hiking around two hours, you will begin to see the first signs of civilisation: Engelberg.

Before reaching the Alpine town, anyone not too tired should pay a visit to the Spannorthütte SAC. Your efforts will be rewarded with breathtaking views and a cosy hut atmosphere.

Warning, this is a long stage: Note that it is possible to shorten the hike by taking public transport and by staying overnight on the Blackenalp. 

Food/drink and accommodation along the route

Accommodation in Engelberg

An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

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Start location
Altdorf (UR)
Destination
Engelberg
Direction
One way
Ascent
2100 m
Descent
1500 m
Distance
30 km
Duration
10 h 45 min
Duration back
10 h
Technical requirements
Medium
Physical requirements
Difficult
Season
June - September
Theme
Along Water, Over a pass
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Map

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Quick Facts

Route number

Stage: 7/20

Distance

30 km

Duration

10 h 45 min

Ascent

2100 m

Travel information: Altdorf

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