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This easy hike takes you from Klewenalp to the pilgrim village of Niederrickenbach. Recharge your batteries in Maria Rickenbach, a natural high-energy zone. The hike offers wonderful panoramic views of the mountains and of Lake Lucerne.

Description

The hike begins at the Klewenalp mountain station, near the Ricola herb garden. In addition to the beautiful chapel, there are also a couple of cozy restaurants worth a visit. A gentle climb toward Staffel brings you to a teepee village at the foot of Schwalmis. After about an hour you'll reach Bärfallen, from where you'll have a great view of Lake Lucerne. Next comes a steep descent down to Ahorn.

If you look below you'll see Niederrickenbach. Here you can make a detour to Brisenhaus, but beforehand you might want to visit the pretty picnic area past Steinrüti alongside the reservoir. In the Maria Rickenbach region, there are plenty of places to grill a sausage. After you've had a break, it's just a few minutes to the Niederrickenbach cable car station.

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
Klewenalp
Destination
Niederrickenbach
Direction
One way
Ascent
150 m
Descent
600 m
Distance
7 km
Duration
2 h
Duration back
2 h 30 min
Season
May - October
Elevation profile
150Meter ascents
600Meter descents
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Theme
To an alp, With panoramic view
More information https://www.schweizmobil.ch/en/wanderland/route565...

Map

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Contact

Nidwalden Tourismus
Postfach 1045
6371 Stans

Phone  +41 (0)41 610 88 33
info@nidwalden.com
nidwalden.com

Region Klewenalp-Vierwaldstättersee
Kirchweg 12
6375 Beckenried

Phone  +41 (0)41 624 66 00
willkommen@klewenalp.ch
klewenalp.ch

Quick Facts

Route number

Distance

7 km

Duration

2 h

Ascent

150 m

Travel information: Niederrickenbach

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