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Älggialp Cairn Trail

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You can stroll, linger and enjoy the experience on this trail, which is approximately 1.5 km long.
easy
Distance 1.5 km
0:29 h
33 m
33 m
1,642 m
1,621 m
The Älggialp and in particular the Cairn Trail offer you peaceful relaxation and a wealth of variety. You learn a lot about the area in which the centre of Switzerland finds itself.

The centre point is the start of the varied Cairn Trail, a tour on the Älggiboden, which aims to show the beauty of our nature alongside information. At 15 selected locations, you learn what the centre of Switzerland has to offer. Stroll along the 1.5 km trail at your leisure. There are interesting details about the alp, the flora and fauna, the geography and geology.

 

Further information

The Älggialp can only be reached on foot or by car.

The information panel at the Älggialp mountain restaurant shows the exact starting point of the theme trail.

SPECIAL TRAFFIC REGULATIONS FOR SATURDAY/SUNDAY + PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

On Saturdays/Sundays and public holidays there is one-way traffic from Blatten (from midnight), i.e. on the last 5 km.

Ascents at even hours (e.g. 8:00 - 8:40, you have to be at the top by 9:00 at the latest). Descents at odd hours (e.g. 9:00 - 9:40, you have to be at Blatten by 10:00 at the latest)

A narrow, well-surfaced mountain road links Sachseln with the Aelggialp. The road can be used by minibuses (up to 16 people).

For passenger transport from Sachseln railway station, please contact: Kurt Rohrer - Garage - Hänsigrüt 5 - 6072 Sachseln. Telephone 079 709 54 65 (various minibuses)

Paul Spichtig - Stuckli Taxi - Brünigstr. 211 - 6072 Sachseln Mobile 079 291 44 44 (up to 11 persons)

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Update: January 05, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Highest point
1,642 m
Lowest point
1,621 m
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Start

Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'660'590E 1'183'364N
DD
46.798681, 8.232310
DMS
46°47'55.3"N 8°13'56.3"E
UTM
32T 441417 5183078
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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'660'590E 1'183'364N
DD
46.798681, 8.232310
DMS
46°47'55.3"N 8°13'56.3"E
UTM
32T 441417 5183078
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy footwear

Basic Equipment for Nature Trails

  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Umbrella
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.5 km
Duration
0:29 h
Ascent
33 m
Descent
33 m
Highest point
1,642 m
Lowest point
1,621 m
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