Hiking & nature

On the route of the Napf Marathon to the Napf

Trubschachen–Napf–Mettlenalp (19.3 km / 6 hours 50 minutes)

This walk starts in Trubschachen and follows the original route of the famous Napf Marathon. Before beginning the ascent, it’s well worth visiting the Kambly Experience at Trubschachen, where you can purchase tasty snacks for your walk or top up your energy levels by sampling some of the many biscuit varieties made there. The route leads via Risisegg to the Rossgrat ridge, continuing along it high above the Fankhusgrabe valley to the Napf and down to the Mettlenalp.

Availability

Operating times, BLS hiking bus

Buses operate from the “Mettlenalp (Napf)” stop between 4 May and 27 October 2019 on Saturdays and Sundays only and on general public holidays.

Subject to change without prior notice

Rates

The trail is free of charge.

Notes

Getting there and back

Take the train to Trubschachen; for the return, take bus no. 284 (BLS hiking bus) from the “Mettlenalp (Napf)” stop

Walking route

Trubschachen–Napf–Mettlenalp, 19.3 km, 6 hours 40 minutesThe walk can also be done as two-day tour with a night spent at the Balm mountain lodge (Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday). Thanks to the bus stops between Trubschachen and Mettlenalp, the route can be shortened.

Level of difficulty

Medium

Refreshments along the way

Napf Marathon

This year’s Napf Marathon is taking place on 13 October 2019.

Further information

Weather & webcam Today: sunny 3/8°

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