Hiking & nature

Walking high above the Hornbachgraben Valley

Eriswil–Ahorn–Oberi Lushütte–Wasen i.E. (23.1 km; 7 hours 15 minutes)

You start this hike from the village centre of Eriswil. The trail climbs steadily up via the Bettler Alp to the viewing platform on the Ahorn. From there, take the Napfbergland Border Trail and hike over the high ground north of the Hornbachgraben up to Oberi Lushütte. Pause for a moment there to enjoy the view of the rugged hills and deep gorges, surrounded by the Bernese Alps. The trail then descends through woods and Alpine meadows until you reach Wasen i E.

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Key data

Walking route Eriswil–Ahorn–Oberi Lushütte–Wasen i.E.
Distance 23,1 km
Walking times 7 hours 15 minutes
Level of difficulty difficult, sturdy shoes recommended

Availability & How to get there

The trail is accessible from 1 April to 31 October.

Getting there and back

Take the train to Huttwil, and from there take bus no. 491 (BLS hiking bus) to the «Eriswil, Station» stop. Return journey: take bus no. 481 from the «Wasen, Kirche» stop.

Shortened walk with the Ahorn bus: Huttwil–Ahornalp. The bus is only available on advance booking no later than 18.00 hours the day before by order form or tel. +41 62 962 55 05 no later then 11.30 houers or tel. +41 79 530 10 10.

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

BLS suggestion

Enjoy a multi-day tour on the Napfbergland border trail. Between May and October, Eurotrek offers three different package options incl. luggage transport and accommodation:

Napf option:                          Langenthal / St. Urban – Trubschachen (4 days)
Brienzer Rothorn option:        Trubschachen – Brünigpass (4 days)
Boarder trail option:                 Langenthal / St. Urban – Brünigpass (entire route: 7 days)

 

Advice and bookings available at all BLS Travel Centres

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