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Engelberg Guided Day Hike

Hike in the shadow of mighty Mount Titlis and visit the picturesque village of Engelberg

Tour Overview

From $190 | Guided Private Day Hike | From June to September

Join us for an Guided Day Hike From Lucerne and spend a day in the Engelberg Valley. During a 2 ½ to 3 hour-long hike in the heart of the Swiss Alps, you’ll be surrounded by green pastures, snow-capped peaks, glaciers, grazing Swiss cows, waterfalls, and streams, with a lunch stop at an authentic alpine restaurant.

On this guided day hike from Lucerne, you’ll enjoy the assistance of our local English-speaking guide, who will adapt the hiking path to your preferences and fitness level. Enjoy learning about the history of the area, its flora and fauna. Start at the picturesque village of Engelberg in the heart of the Swiss Alps and hike with the view of a Titlis glacier. Stay safe, thanks to the assistance of a knowledgeable guide and marvel at the fantastic panoramic alpine vistas.


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Guided Day Hike From Lucerne Itinerary

This Guided Day Hike From Lucerne has been designed to let you experience the best of Central Switzerland. Travel to the famous village of Engelberg, hike in the shadow of Mount Titlis and immerse yourself in the lush green landscapes of the Swiss Alps.

guided day hike from Lucerne

Meet your guide at 07:45 am directly at your hotel in Lucerne. If you’re not staying in Lucerne, you will meet them at the Lucerne Torbogen.

Train leaves promptly at 8:10 am.

Your Guided Day Hike From Lucerne begins with a 45-min train ride from Lucerne to the famous mountain resort of Engelberg at 1,000 m /3,000 ft. There we board a bus that takes us past the 12th century Benedictine monastery and drops us at the end of the valley at the Fuerenalp aerial cable car station. Here we board the aerial cable car for another ascent up to 1,850 m /5,550 ft and into the midst of snow-capped mountains and glaciers towering at 3,000 m /9,000 ft around us.

After marveling at the views, we start our descent on a well-maintained and market “Wanderweg” path back to the valley. We continue on a level signposted path and hike on a plateau overlooking the Engelberg valley with eye level views to the surrounding 3000 m / 9000 ft mountain peaks. After 30 minutes of easy hiking the path narrows and we start descending to a three building place called Abnet 1650m/4950ft.

Depending on everyone’s ability and interest, we can either take the 4-seat cable car and ride down to our lunch stop at Staefeli or continue on our path to Stauber 1630 m/4890 ft where there is a major stream and the legendary place that explains why the Canton of Uri has a bulls head on their cantonal flag.

We can either take a picnic along or we can stop for a lunch at an Alpine restaurant.

After our lunch stop will continue on a broad level road for about 1 ½ hours back to the Fuerenalp cable car station. We hike along the stream and enter a very nice shaded forest area before coming to a large open pasture where many of the paragliders are seen landing.

From the Fuerenalp cable car station a local bus returns us to Engelberg with time left to check out the monastery or the quaint village before boarding the train back to Lucerne.

We’ll be back in Lucerne around 5 pm.

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Details and pricing

The price of the trip depends on the number of participants and starts at $190. 

Price reductions for children, teens, and Swiss Travel Pass holders may apply.

  • All transportation mentioned in the itinerary (second class)
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Lunch
  • Items of personal use

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Visa, Maestro, and Mastercard are commonly accepted in Switzerland. American Express is not so popular and many businesses don’t accept it. The country is becoming more and more cashless with contactless and mobile payments (Google and Apple Pay). Still, it’s useful to have some cash on you while travelling. All banks provide currency exchange services at a favorable rate.

  • Refillable bottle of water
  • Comfortable footwear with sturdy soles that have a good grip; ankle-high boots are not essential but recommended
  • Warm layered windproof clothing
  • Sunhat and sunscreen
  1. Click on any of the “Book now” buttons on the page.
  2. You will be redirected to our dedicated booking platform.
  3. Choose a desired date for your trip and add number of participants. Select departure time, if applicable.
  4. Fill out the form with all travellers’ details and click “Confirm booking”.
  5. Once we receive your booking request you will be sent an email with payment instructions from our partner Flywire.
  6. Follow the instructions in the email.
  7. Once the payment is processed, your booking is confirmed.

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