Emmental is probably the only valley worldwide which is famous for the holes in its cheese. But the Emmental has a lot more to offer. The “green island” of Switzerland has large forests, fields and meadows, most of which are situated on the steep slopes of the foothills of the Alps. Enjoy the very well kept agricultural land, outstanding farmhouses with window cases full of flowers, and beautifully tended gardens in the ever changing scenery. Here in the Emmental Valley the Trans Swiss Trail is a truly scenic route. Undulating roads through picturesque villages and along small brooks slowly ascend to heights with marvellous view over the gentle hilly countryside and across to the Swiss Alps with its 4.000er peaks.
You walk along the promenade out of the city, and through the Emmenbrücke (bridge). From there you reach the ridge of mountains Brunau Berg, where you follow the Kapellenweg (chapel path). The path leads along traditional farmhouses and brings you back into the valley, where you follow river Emme to Wolhusen. Walking time: approx. 6 hrs.
From Wolhusen you continue to Wiggerewald. After a short while you walk along a nice river through a silent valley. At the Bärrüti a small path leads you up to an alpine panorama path, where you can enjoy beautiful views over the surrounding peaks. At the end of your walking tour you reach Luthern Bad with its pilgrimage church Maria-Heilbronn. Walking time: approx. 5 hrs.
Today the royal stage is awaiting you. Mountain Napf is at 1.408 m, the highest peak of the Emmental region, so an amazing view is guaranteed. Nevertheless the walk up, to enjoy a bewitching panorama over the hills of the region, is quite demanding. At the top a break in mountain hotel Napf is awaiting you before you walk along a panorama path to Lüderenalp. Walking time: approx. 5 hrs.
You start from Lüderenalp to walk to the Stäckegrat. This route offers great views onto the peaks of the Alps. Finally you pass Trubschachen, which is one of the most beautiful villages in the Emmental region. This village is well known as birthplace of the Emmental cheese. Many large farmhouses, guesthouses and a small museum can be explored there. Walking time: approx. 5,5 hrs.
From Langnau i.E. you walk to Moosegg. Over the rolling hills of the Emmental your route leads to the more densely populated areas in the vicinity of Bern. You walk over the Geissrügge to Worb, to the end of your hike. For the last kilometers you take the S-Bahn to the city center of Bern. Walking time: approx. 6 hrs.
Easy walking tours in the hilly landscape of the Emmental region. The paths are in a good condition and easy to walk-on. However, numerous hills and longer stages require a reasonable stamina.
Daily departures possible from May through September
|Price per person, double occ.||CAD||$1250|
|Single room surcharge||$350|
This tour includes:
Local train tickets
Telephone: 705-949-1710 or 888-297-4786
Station Mall, 293 Bay St., Sault Ste Marie, P6A 1X3
Monday to Friday: 9.30 am. to 5.30 pm.
Saturday: by appointment