The route is more than 40 kilometres long from start to finish, but you can walk individual parts of it on day hikes. The trail starts at Engelberg Abbey’s show dairy and follows the gentle uphill hiking path to Untertrübsee. The Untertrübsee dairy, with panoramic mountain views, is the first stop. The path then crosses to the Gerschnialp dairy before going downhill through woodland to Engelberg. You follow the Engelberger Aa river on easy paths until you reach the Stäfeli dairy. From here, you can penetrate further into the mountains and head in the direction of the Surenen Pass to visit the Blackenalp dairy. Next, you head gently uphill again to the Surenen dairy. The Fürenalp is the highest point on the hike; after that you head back into the valley, down to the Horbis, before the steep path over the Schletteren brings you back to the sunny side of the valley. Here, the Hüttismatt and Langenboden dairies await you. After that you can walk back to Engelberg via Bränd, Spisboden, Heg and Bergli.
Please note that depending on weather conditions (snow conditions) not all alpine cheese dairies are occupied in June.
Take along plenty of cash and leave space in your rucksack for cheese as all seven dairies sell their delicious produce on site.
In the only Swiss monastery show factory you can experience live how cheese is made by hand and how regional milk is processed into cheese specialities (from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.).
Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus, Tel. +41 (0) 41 639 77 77, www.engelberg.ch
Schaukäserei Kloster Engelberg, Tel. +41 (0) 41 638 08 88, www.schaukaeserei-engelberg.ch