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From Lucerne: The Heart of Swiss Alps Private Guided Hike

Product ID: 23114
Enjoy the breathtaking views at the heart of the Swiss alps while ascending to 1,850 meters/5,550 feet on a thrilling hiking day amongst snow-peaked mountains, vast forests, and glacier streams.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Starting time 7:45 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, German, Italian
Booklets
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Hike for three hours in the very heart of the Swiss Alps
  • Experience unforgettable views at famous mountain resort of Engleberg
  • Enjoy stunning views as you ascend to 3,000 metres by cable car
  • Stop for lunch at an authentic Alpine restaurant as you observe the locals and savor the views
  • Visit the 12th Century living Benedictine monastery
Full description
You begin your trip with a short train ride as you ascend to the famous, quaint mountain resort of Engleberg. Then board a bus and take in the stunning scenery as you pass by a 12th Century Benedictine monastery. Once you arrive at Fuerenalp, you board an aerial cable car and continue to ascend into the midst of the snow-peaked mountains and glaciers towering around you.

After marveling at the truly awe-inspiring view that must be seen to believed, you begin your descent along the well- maintained Wanderweg path where all paths are safe and sign-posted. Listen to the clanging of the cowbells, admire the flowers, and breathe the fresh mountain air before you stop for lunch at an Alpine restaurant and enjoy the delicious local cuisine.

You then continue on a gentle, tree-lined path as you disappear into the forest and alongside a fantastical glacier stream. As you approach Engleberg once more, you will have the chance to visit the 12th Century monsatery and the quaint village you passed earlier in the day.
Includes
  • All transportation
  • English speaking, certified hiking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch, so you can choose what you want to do. Some people bring a sandwich. There's also a local restaurant serving hearty Swiss Alps cuisine where you can sit outside and enjoy the incredible alpine scenery.

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Under the lakeside arch of Lucerne Train Station

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
Know before you go
• Your safety is the top concern and the local partner reserves the right to make hiking route changes so they are consistent with the current weather conditions
• Tour departs rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 1 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
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  • Value for money
    5 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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One of our most memorable days of our trip. Rene is awesome!

My husband, brother and myself signed up for the Hike in the Alps. Rene usually has small groups but we were delighted to find out it was just the four of us. It was nice having a small group and having an English speaking guide. Rene couldn't have been a better guide. He gave us good information about the area and about Switzerland in general. We were never rushed and we were able to make the hike what we wanted which helped make it a very memorable day. If I ever get a chance to go back to Switzerland, I would book another one of Rene's tours. Well worth the price!

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13 September 2013

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ECHO Rails & Trails

Product ID: 23114