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Bonistock Trail, Melchsee-Frutt

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  • Schneeschuhtour Bonistock
    / Schneeschuhtour Bonistock
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  • / Schneeschuhtour Bonistock
    Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
  • / Schneeschuhtour Bonistock
    Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
  • / Schneeschuhtour Bonistock
    Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
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The focus of this snowshoe trail is the impressive Bonistockfelsen, which offers an imposing view.
moderate
Distance 9 km
3:27 h
272 m
272 m
After a few metres on the winter footpath, the trail starts behind the Hotel frutt Lodge & Spa. Strap on your snowshoes and tackle the ascent to the Bonistock. The trail takes you steadily upwards along the mountain ridge and offers great views of the Melchsee-Frutt high plateau.

Spurred on by the natural beauty, you reach the highest point of the tour. Enjoy the incomparable panoramic vista. From here you continue past the Bonistock chairlift terminus to Chringen. The challenge posed by the passage over the Chringen depends on the snowdrifts. Having mastered the crossing, you tackle the leisurely descent to Tannalp. Take a break and enjoy the peace and quiet, or fortify yourself in the restaurant for the return leg.

Return alongside the cross-country ski circuit by Lake Tannen and continue below the Bonifelsen to the Panorama Lift. Climb aboard - 40 metres above Lake Melch, the views of the Alps are even more impressive. The walk back to the cableway terminus is not long - soon you will be going home with a head full of memories.

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Obwalden Tourismus 
Update: January 06, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
2,166 m
Lowest point
1,894 m
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Tips and hints

Latest snow conditions: www.melchsee-frutt.ch

The trail is signposted.

Start

Melchsee-Frutt cableway terminus (1,926 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'663'413E 1'180'820N
DD
46.775541, 8.268938
DMS
46°46'31.9"N 8°16'08.2"E
UTM
32T 444188 5180480
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Destination

Melchsee-Frutt cableway terminus

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Ab Luzern oder Interlaken mit dem Luzern-Interlaken-Express nach Sarnen, in Sarnen umsteigen auf das Postauto welches bis direkt zur Talstation Stöckalp fährt.

Getting there

Von Luzern her im Tunnel auf die A8 Richtung Interlaken, Sarnen wechseln und dann auf der A8 weiter bis zur Ausfahrt, Sarnen Nord, Kerns. Bei der Ausfahrt die Linke Spur verwenden in Richtung Kerns. 

Von Interlaken via Brünig auf der A8 bis zur Ausfahrt Sarnen Nord, Kerns. Bei der Ausfahrt rechts einspuren und abbiegen nach Kerns. 

Folgen Sie dem Strassenverlauf durch die Dörfer Kerns, St. Niklaus und Melchtal bis zuhinterst ins Tal nach Stöckalp.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'663'413E 1'180'820N
DD
46.775541, 8.268938
DMS
46°46'31.9"N 8°16'08.2"E
UTM
32T 444188 5180480
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9 km
Duration
3:27 h
Ascent
272 m
Descent
272 m
Public-transport-friendly

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