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Bonistock circular tour

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The Bonistock circular tour at Melchsee-Frutt offers spectacular views of impressive rocky landscapes and mountain lakes, as well as unique alpine flora.
moderate
Distance 9.6 km
2:50 h
396 m
396 m
 

 

The route starts at the old upper terminus at Melchsee-Frutt. The path leads along the road up to the Hotel frutt Lodge & Spa and changes behind the building to the path towards Bonistock. On the way, look out for the varied alpine flora. The striking karst landscape with its bizarre rock formations is also a feature of this stretch. The ascent to the Bonistock is rewarded with a fantastic panoramic vista of central Switzerland all the way to the border with Germany and the imposing peaks of the Bernese Alps. From here, the trail continues flat to the Chringen crossing and from there downhill towards Tannalp.

On the way back, the Fachshubel barbecue spot near Lake Tannen invites you to take a break. The route leads back along the road to the Tannen dam and from there follows the footpath via the Panorama Lift back to Frutt.

Author’s recommendation

The walk back to Frutt can be shortened by taking the Frutt-Zug road train from Tannalp.
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Updated: January 14, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,182 m
Lowest point
1,894 m
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Start

Melchsee-Frutt: old upper terminus (1,900 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'663'369E 1'180'638N
DD
46.773903, 8.268335
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46°46'26.1"N 8°16'06.0"E
UTM
32T 444140 5180299
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Destination

Melchsee-Frutt: old upper terminus

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Public transport

Mit dem Zug bis Sarnen und mit dem Postauto bis Stöckalp, anschliessend mit der Gondelbahn bis Melchsee-Frutt

Getting there

Von Luzern auf der A8 bis Sarnen die Ausfahrt Sarnen Nord Richtung Kerns/Melchsee-Frutt benützen

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'663'369E 1'180'638N
DD
46.773903, 8.268335
DMS
46°46'26.1"N 8°16'06.0"E
UTM
32T 444140 5180299
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.6 km
Duration
2:50 h
Ascent
396 m
Descent
396 m
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