Hiking & nature

On the Alpine Panorama Trail to the Napf

Menzberg–Napf–Mettlenalp (10.2 km / 3 hours 40 minutes)

There are several trails up to the Napf – but no roads. One of the most beautiful approaches to the summit is the mountain range above Menzberg. The panoramic view from the Napf to the Alps, the Central Plateau and the Jura is one of the most magnificent in Switzerland.


Key data

Walking route Menzberg–Napf–Mettlenalp – A section of stage 14 of the Swiss national Hiking Route 3, the «Alpine Panorama Trail»
Distance 10,2 km
Walking times 3 hours 40 minutes
Level of difficulty medium

Further information

Availability & How to get there Available on 30.10.2021

Operating times, BLS hiking bus

Buses are available from the bus stop «Mettlenalp (Napf)» exclusively on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as public holidays, from 1.5.-31.10.2021.

Subject to change without prior notice

Getting there and back

Take the train to Menznau and continue on bus no. 261 to the terminus at “Menzberg, Dorfplatz”. Return journey: From “Mettlenalp (Napf)” take bus no. 284 (BLS hiking bus).


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

Food & drink

Refreshments along the way

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)
Border trail option:                 Langenthal / St. Urban – Brünigpass (entire route: 7 days)


Advice and bookings available at all BLS Travel Centres


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