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Tell Trail stage 1: Altdorf - Muotathal

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  • Klettersteig Biel
    / Klettersteig Biel
    Photo: Uri Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Aussicht auf Altdorf
    Photo: Uri Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Telldenkmal in Altdorf
    Photo: Uri Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Dorf Bürglen
    Photo: Uri Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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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 valley.
moderate
22.3 km
5:30 h
556 m
1,468 m
Arrival in Altdorf and baggage drop. By post bus to Bürglen and cable car up to Ruogig. The first section of the Tell Trail takes you along the Via Suworow over the Chinzig pass. The Chinzigpass delights with bizarre rock formations and the view of the Alpine chain in the Chinz and Hüri valleys. The trail continues through the Wängi valley, framed by peaks, and then along the Hüribach stream to the Muotathal valley.

 

Walking time: 5.5 hours | Distance: 18 km (not including cable car or bus) | Total elevation gain: 556 m (including cable car/bus: 1,636 m) | Total elevation loss: 1,468 m

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,073 m
Lowest point
458 m
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Rest Stop

Bergestaurant Lipplisbüöl
Restaurant Bödeli
Restaurant Skihaus Edelweiss
Alp Chinzertal
Alp Wängi
Alp Hinter Mättental
Alp Vorder Wissenboden
Restaurant Sonne

Safety information

T3: demanding mountain hiking. 

 

• Good surefootedness

• Average navigation skills

• Elementary alpine experience

Tips, hints and links

This stage is part of the long-distance Tell Trail, which runs through the whole of Central Switzerland in eight stages.

 

Further information on the Tell Trail: www.luzern.com/telltrail

Start

Tell Monument, Altforf (458 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'691'861E 1'193'014N
DD
46.881898, 8.643826
DMS
46°52'54.8"N 8°38'37.8"E
UTM
32T 472862 5192101
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Destination

Muotathal village

Turn-by-turn directions

Arrival in Altdorf and baggage drop. By post bus to Bürglen and cable car up to Ruogig. The first section of the Tell Trail takes you along the Via Suworow over the Chinzig pass. The Chinzigpass delights with bizarre rock formations and the view of the Alpine chain in the Chinz and Hüri valleys. The trail continues through the Wängi valley framed by peaks and then along the Hüribach stream into the Muotathal valley

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Mit dem Zug bis nach Flüelen, von dort den Bus bis zum Telldenkmal in Altdorf. 

Oder mit dem Tellbus direkt von Luzern nach Altdorf. 

Parking

Verschiedene Parkmöglichkeiten in der Stadt Luzern. 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'691'861E 1'193'014N
DD
46.881898, 8.643826
DMS
46°52'54.8"N 8°38'37.8"E
UTM
32T 472862 5192101
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy footwear.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
22.3 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
556 m
Descent
1,468 m
Public-transport-friendly Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Summit route

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