Hiking & nature

Napf – a superlative mountain hike

Hike from Lüderenalp over the Napf to Mettlenalp

Experience unforgettable moments on one of the region's most popular hiking routes. From picturesque landscapes to spectacular views, this excursion offers an unrivalled adventure for nature lovers of all ages. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the Napf region and let yourself be enchanted by its diversity.

Travel in comfort with the BLS to "Langnau i. E." and continue by bus to "Lüderenalp".

Route description

One of the most popular and beautiful routes in the Emmental is the panoramic high-altitude hike from Lüderenalp to Napf and back down into the valley to Mettlenalp. The magnificent mountain panorama accompanies you throughout the hike. Don't miss the detour from Lüderenalp to the Ober Rafrüti vantage point.

Key data

Walking route Lüderenalp–Napf–Mettlenalp
Distance 13,3 km (740 m /  828 m)
Walking times 4 hours 50 minutes
Level of difficulty medium

Availability & How to get there Available on 22.06.2024

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

Take the train to "Langnau i.E." and continue by bus 285 to "Lüderenalp".

Return journey from "Mettlenalp (Napf)" by bus 284. Please note that there is only one bus connection in the afternoon for the return journey.

The normal public transport fares apply to the BLS hiking bus.

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Refreshments along the way

BLS suggestion

  • 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.

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