Hiking & nature

Napf – a superlative mountain hike

Lüderenalp–Napf–Mettlenalp (13.3 km / 4 hours 50 minutes)

One of the most popular and lovely walks in the Emmental is the mountain hike, offering view after view, from the Lüderenalp up to the Napf and back down into the valley to the Mettlenalp (13 km, walking time approximately 4 hours 50 minutes). This varied route follows a narrow path close to the ridge, taking you past rustic mountain taverns. Throughout the walk, you’ll enjoy a stunning panoramic view of mountains stretching from the Alps to the Jura range.

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    Key data

    Walking route Lüderenalp–Napf–Mettlenalp
    Distance 13,3 km
    Walking times 4 hours 50 minutes
    Level of difficulty medium

    Special features

    The walk can also be combined with a stay at the Alpwirtschaft Oberi Lushütte, which is particularly suitable for families. 
    It’s well worth taking a detour from the Lüderenalp to the Ober Rafrüti viewpoint.

    Further information

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      Availability & How to get there Available on 19.06.2021

      Operating times, BLS hiking bus

      Buses operate from the “Lüderenalp” and “Mettlenalp (Napf)” stops between 1.5.-31.310.2021 on Saturdays and Sundays only and on general public holidays.

      Subject to change without prior notice.

      How to ge there

      By train to "Langnau i.E." and continue with bus 285 to "Lüderenalp". Return journey from "Mettlenalp (Napf)" with bus 284.


      The hiking trail can be followed free of charge. 
      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


      Info and online booking

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