Cable car ride with spectacular view
Enchanting waterfall at the Canton of Uri
Unique view at Lake Uri

Cable car walking tours around Urn

Up and down between Lake Vierwaldstättersee and Gotthard.

At the end of Lake Vierwaldstättersee canton Uri is located with its mountain valleys and ridgeways. Picturesque cities and small villages are imbedded in a wonderful landscape into the effluent glacier of Gotthard massif. Characteristic for this canton are its many cable cars, which are operated by local families and farmers. Small cabins bring you up in the morning where you experience walking tours with wonderful views, without overcoming a great altitude difference. You walk into the picturesque Isenthal valley, you go up on mountains Eggberge, you walk along the Schächenthaler Höhenweg (ridgeway) and visit the local cheese dairy in Brunnital. This trip shows the Swiss mountain world at its best!

Mountain Walking

Mountain Walking
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided tour


You start your walking tour at the end of Lake Vierwaldstättersee. This path leads you to the “Vorderes Bärchi”, the first cable car. Enjoy the breath-taking panorama onto Lake Vierwaldstättersee, it is one of the most beautiful ones during this day. After a short tour you go down into valley Isenthal, again by cable car.

approx. 5,5 hours
15 km
1.050 m
580 m

You walk from dreamy valley Isenthal along a silent path into Chlital valley, where family Kempf is awaiting you to transport you up by cable car onto mountain Gietisflue. Enjoy the beautiful view onto the Reuss level land. You walk through a protected area back to Altdorf.

approx. 5 hours
14 km
610 m
1.020 m

You go by bus to cable car station Eggbergen, which brings you to your starting point at the Schächentaler Höhenweg (ridge way). Up there you will have a wonderful view onto Lake Vierwaldstättersee. You walk in direction Klausenpass and take the fork down into the valley to Unterschächen, where you stay overnight.

approx. 5,5 hours
18 km
740 m
1.180 m

The path leads you from Unterschächen into the Brunnital valley, where family Arnold brings you up by cable car to Sittlisalp. Here you can visit a real Swiss cheese dairy. Then the trail takes you in a loop through the valley Brunnital until you arrive at a small mountain restaurant, from there you go by cable car back to Unterschächen. Short transfer to Amsteg.

approx. 4 hours
11 km
510 m
480 m

In the morning by public bus up to the Maderanertal-valley. From Bristen by cable car to the Golzeren plateau. Here you can let your legs dangle briefly in Lake Golzeren See, before you ascend to the hut ‚Windgällenhütte’. Afterwards you descend steeply along idyllic paths and return to the lower terminus of the cable car.

approx. 5,5 hours
16 km
780 m
1.350 m

Tour character

Walking tours of medium level with an average walking time of approx. 4 to 5,5 hours. You should be in good shape for the tours. Mostly the tours take place in alpine terrain. Surefootedness therefore is necessary. As you are going by small, in parts open enclosures you have to be free from giddiness. All cable cars are certified transport companies, which are suitable for passenger transport.

Prices and events

All data at a glance
Season 1
Jun 16, 2018 - Jun 22, 2018
Aug 20, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018
Season 2
Jun 23, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018
Cable car walking tours around Urn 7 days, CH-ZSWAA-07X
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Surcharge single room

Category: 3*** hotels and B&B´s

Season 1
Jun 16, 2018 - Jun 22, 2018
Aug 20, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018
Season 2
Jun 23, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018
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Services and infos

  • 6 overnight stays, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome meeting
  • Cable car fares according to the program
  • Guided tour in the cheese dairy Sittlisalp with cheese tasting
  • Transfer Unterschächen - Amsteg
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents
  • Service-Hotline


  • By train via Luzern to Zürich and to Altdorf, by bus in few minutes to the hotel.
  • Car park in Altdorf: chargeable car park at the hotel, costs approx. EUR 43 per week. No reservation required.
  • Return to Erstfeld by bus. From there by regular transport to Lucerne and Zurich.


  • Bus fare according to the program (approx. EUR 10 per person)
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4 stars
Hilde Mehrhauser DE | 24.03.2017
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