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Erzegg Trail, Melchsee-Frutt

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  • Aufstieg Erzegg Trail
    Aufstieg Erzegg Trail
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If you want a challenging snowshoe tour, the Erzegg Trail is the perfect choice.
difficult
Distance 9.8 km
4:30 h
271 m
271 m
2,140 m
1,893 m
Start at the Melchsee-Frutt aerial cableway terminus and follow the footpath to Frutt, past the Panoramic Lift, via Distelboden, to the Bärghuis-Frutt. Here, if not before, it is time to strap on your snowshoes.

The route leads steadily upwards, with the intermediate destination Erzegg-Gumm always in sight. Once you reach the Gumm summit cross, enjoy the breathtaking views with the Melchsee-Frutt high plateau at your feet.

Continue heading towards Tannalp, with the striking Graustock and Titlis in the background. Via Fachshubel you reach Tannalp. Why not pause here and let the unique silence weave its magic on you - experience nature at its best!

Return to the cross-country ski trail along Lake Tannen and continue below the Bonifelsen to the Panorama Lift. Climb aboard and look back on your round tour 40 metres above Lake Melch before you make the last short stretch back to the aerial cableway.

 

Snowshoe hire:
Snowshoes can be hired in Melchsee-Frutt.

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Update: January 06, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Landscape
Highest point
2,140 m
Lowest point
1,893 m

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Tips and hints

Latest information on the snow conditions can be found at www.melchsee-frutt.ch.

 

The route is signposted.

Start

Melchsee-Frutt cableway terminus (1,926 m)
Coordinates:
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2'663'415E 1'180'818N
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46.775525, 8.268968
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46°46'31.9"N 8°16'08.3"E
UTM
32T 444190 5180479
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Destination

Melchsee-Frutt cableway terminus

Turn-by-turn directions

Melchsee-Frutt—Distelboden—Gumm—Tannalp—Tannendamm—Melchsee-Frutt

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Public-transport-friendly

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'663'415E 1'180'818N
DD
46.775525, 8.268968
DMS
46°46'31.9"N 8°16'08.3"E
UTM
32T 444190 5180479
w3w 
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
9.8 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
271 m
Descent
271 m
Highest point
2,140 m
Lowest point
1,893 m
Public-transport-friendly

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