Wagenleis, Tell-Trail

Tell-Trail: long-distance hiking in the heart of Switzerland.

The new Tell-Trail long-distance trail takes walkers right through the picturesque Lucerne – Lake Lucerne region from Altdorf to the Brienzer Rothorn. It can be completed in eight stages and takes in glittering mountain lakes, historic villages, world-famous destinations and the “Big 6” of the Central Swiss mountains: Stoos, Rigi, Pilatus, Stanserhorn, Titlis and Brienzer Rothorn. Constant companions on the way include the widely varied flora and fauna and the spectacular mountain panorama.
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Long Distance Hiking
Tell Trail
recommended route Difficulty difficult Multistage route
Distance 208.2 km
Duration 192:00 h
Ascent 14,142 m
Descent 13,441 m

The new long-distance Tell Trail leads in eight stages through picturesque central Switzerland from Altdorf to the Brienzer Rothorn.

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from Laila Bosco,   Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Hiking Trail · Switzerland
Tell Trail stage 1: Altdorf - Muotathal
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 1
Distance 22.4 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 556 m
Descent 1,447 m

The first stage of the Tell Trail starts at Altdorf and follows the Via Suworow over the Chinzig pass through the Wängi valley into the Muotathal ...

from Laila Bosco,   Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Hiking Trail · Switzerland
Tell Trail stage 2: Muotathal - Brunnen
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 2
Distance 27.9 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 398 m
Descent 817 m

The second stage of the Tell Trail leads from the Muotathal valley to the mountain village of Stoos. Then it's a ridge walk from the Klingenstock ...

from Laila Bosco,   Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 3
Distance 37.8 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 843 m
Descent 534 m

The third stage of the Tell Trail leads from Brunnen over the Gätterli pass to Rigi Kaltbad. Then it's a cog railway ride down to Vitznau followed ...

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from Laila Bosco,   Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 4
Distance 27.4 km
Duration 8:00 h
Ascent 1,650 m
Descent 362 m

The fourth stage of the Tell Trail starts in Lucerne and leads via Fräkmünt up the Pilatus. The descent to Alpnachstad is by cogwheel railway then ...

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from Laila Bosco,   Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Hiking Trail · Switzerland
Tell Trail stage 5: Stans-Engelberg
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 5
Distance 25.1 km
Duration 9:55 h
Ascent 1,501 m
Descent 2,375 m

The fifth stage of the Tell Trail starts on the Stanserhorn. Then you hike along the newly opened ridge path over the Storegg pass to Engelberg.

from Laila Bosco,   Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Hiking Trail · Switzerland
Tell Trail stage 6: Engelberg-Älggialp
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 6
Distance 25.6 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 563 m
Descent 1,157 m

The sixth stage of the Tell Trail leads from Engelberg over the Joch pass to Melchsee-Frutt. Then it's past the Hochstollen and on up to Älggialp. 

from Laila Bosco,   Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Hiking Trail · Switzerland
Tell-Trail stage 7: Älggialp - Lungern
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 7
Distance 18 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 444 m
Descent 1,390 m

The seventh stage of the Tell Trail leads from Älggialp towards the Brünig pass and Lake Lungern. The destination of the stage is the village of ...

from Laila Bosco,   Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 8
Distance 19.7 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 1,170 m
Descent 480 m

The eighth and final stage of the Tell Trail leads from Lungern over Canton Lucerne's highest peak, the Brienzer Rothorn, to Sörenberg.

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from Laila Bosco,   Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee