Hiking & nature

On the route of the Napf Marathon to the Napf

Hike from Trubschachen over the Napf to the Mettlenalp

The hike begins in the Emmental village of Trubschachen. Explore the beautiful village and make a detour to the Kambly experience. There you can sample delicious biscuit creations. The trail leads past beautiful farmhouses through dense coniferous forests and across lush meadows. High up on the Napf, you can enjoy a magnificent view from the Jura in the north to the Bernese Alps in the south. You will be amazed.

Travel in comfort with the BLS to "Trubschachen".

Route description

The hike on the original route of the Napf Marathon starts in Trubschachen. Before the ascent, it is worth visiting the Kambly Experience Trubschachen. Get the necessary provisions for the way or taste the biscuit creations on the spot. The hiking trail leads via Risisegg to Rossgrat. Continue along the ridge high above the Fankhusgrabe to the Napf and then down to Mettlenalp.

Key data

Walking route Trubschachen–Napf–Mettlenalp
Distance 19,3 km
Walking times 6 hours 40 mins
Level of difficulty medium

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

Travel by train to "Trubschachen", the starting point of the hike.

Return journey from "Mettlenalp (Napf)" with the BLS hiking bus 284 to "Langnau i. E.". Please note that there is only one bus connection for the return journey in the afternoon.
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 Trubschachen and Mettlenalp:

BLS suggestion

  • The walk can also be done as two-day tour with a night spent at the Balm mountain lodge (Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday).
  • Thanks to the bus stops between Trubschachen and Mettlenalp, the route can be shortened.

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