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Alpine Cheese Trail for families, Blackenalp section

Nature Trail · Engelberg
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    Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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Although the Blackenalp is situated in the furthest corner of the Engelberg valley, in the canton of Uri, even young children can manage this tour thanks to the cable cars. And it’s an easy way to visit a grand total of three cheese dairies.
moderate
19.9 km
4:30 h
1095 m
1019 m

If you want to avoid overtaxing little legs, the first short cut is available right from the start. Opposite Engelberg Abbey’s artisan cheese dairy is a bus stop for the regular service to the valley station of the Fürenalpbahn cableway. If you prefer to walk, you can take the idyllic route along the Aa river to the end of the valley. From here you can quickly cover the 800 metres of ascent up to the Fürenalp by riding on the Fürenalpbahn cable car. Then you have around an hour’s hike to the Blackenalp – first slightly downhill, and then slightly uphill, passing through beautiful natural scenery. At the Blackenalp dairy you can taste and purchase fine Alpine cheese. But don’t eat too much – on the way back there are one more Alpine cheese dairies to visit, the Surenen. You can take a cable car from the Surenen dairy in Äbnet down to the Stäfeli to shorten the journey. Both these dairies also sell their cheese directly on site. You then take the broad gravel path via Alpenrösli to Herrenrüti and from there the tarmac road back to the Fürenalp valley station. 


Please note that depending on weather conditions (snow conditions) not all alpine cheese dairies are occupied in June.

Author’s recommendation

You can complete this route as a two-day hike with an overnight stay at the Blackenalp or at Hobiel, 15 minutes from the Surenen cheese dairy.
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Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus
Updated: February 18, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1853 m
Lowest point
1003 m
Best time of year
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Tips, hints and links

www.engelberg.ch

www.fuerenalp.ch

 

Start

Schaukäserei Kloster Engelberg (1005 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.819761, 8.408584
UTM
32T 454886 5185304
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Destination

Schaukäserei Kloster Engelberg

Turn-by-turn directions

Schaukäserei Kloster Engelberg-Fürenalp Talstation-Fürenalp-Äbnet-Blackenalp-Äbnet-Alpenrösli-Herrenrütti-Fürenalp Talstation-Schaukäserei Kloster Engelberg

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Public transport

Nationale und internationale Verbindungen (ab Zürich Flughafen Verbindungen im Halbstundentakt mit ca. 1h Fahrzeit) bis Luzern. Danach mit der Zentralbahn in 43 Minuten durch eine abwechslungsreiche Landschaft und Schluchten hinauf nach Engelberg.

Getting there

Mit dem Auto fahren Sie auf der A2 (Basel-Gotthard) bis Stans Süd, dann auf der Hauptstrasse 20 km nach Engelberg. Engelberg liegt 30 Minuten von Luzern, 1 Stunde und 15 Minuten von Basel, Zürich oder Bern. 

Parking

Parkplätze stehen in Engelberg kostenpflichtig zur Verfügung.

Coordinates

Geographic
46.819761, 8.408584
UTM
32T 454886 5185304
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Festes Schuhwerk und Regenjacke

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
19.9 km
Duration
4:30h
Ascent
1095 m
Descent
1019 m
Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available

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