Hiking & nature

Emmental–Entlebuch high-altitude trail

Hike from Mettlenalp, via Fontanne, Obstaldenegg to Schüpfheim

Embark on a journey of discovery through the Emmental and the UNESCO Entlebuch Biosphere. Enjoy the view of the wild gorges and streams of the Napf region and immerse yourself in the rolling hills of the Emmental with a view of the Bernese Alps.

Travel in comfort with the BLS to "Langnau i. E." and then take the BLS hiking bus to "Mettlenalp".

Route description

A winding and steadily ascending path leads you to the route of the Napfbergland border trail. You hike through forests and across alpine meadows on narrow but easily accessible paths. Crossing the cantonal border and following the high trail, you reach the UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch from the Emmental "Chrächen" and "Gräben". Another short ascent from Fontanne to Obstaldenegg is rewarded with distant views of the Bernese and Central Swiss Alps.

Key data

Walking route Mettlenalp–Fontanne–Obstaldenegg–Schüpfheim
Distance 12,3 km
Walking time 4 hours
Level of difficulty medium difficulty

Availability & How to get there Available on 04.05.2024

From 04 May to 27 October 2024 exclusively on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as public holidays

By train to "Langnau i.E.", from there by bus no. 284 (BLS hiking bus) to the final stop "Mettlenalp (Napf)".

Return journey by train from "Schüpfheim".

The normal public transport fares apply to the BLS Hiking Bus.

Food & drink

For a well-earned snack or thirst quencher, the following restaurants can be found on the route between Mettlenalp and Schüpfheim:

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