Spring hike Flühli – Schwändeliflue / April 29th 2023

Route: Flühli (public transport stop Hüttelen) – Schwändeliflue – Flühli (public transport stop Hüttelen). Duration: 12.4 km, 896 hm up, 896 hm down, duration without breaks: approx. 5 hrs. Level: Medium. Start: about 10.00 am. I will share the exact time after registration.


Organized by Vicky (Speaks DE and EN)

About the hike

Finally the hiking season begins and we start directly in the heart of Central Switzerland and visit a diamond that (unfortunately) not many know – the Biosphere Entlebuch.


We start at the public transport stop Flühli Hüttenen (980 m.a.s.l.), walk over the suspension bridge Chessimätteli (45 meters high) towards the Alpwirtschaft Stäldeli. From there we walk on sweet little paths up towards Guggenen with a panoramic view of the Schwändiliflue (1685 m.a.s.l.), before we start our way back through moorlands to Flühli. On our way, we will experience spring with our own eyes – in form of seas of crocuses and other striking flower meadows.

Please note: We will have our picnic along the way – but are welcome to take a short break at the Alpwirtschaft Stäldeli. Please bring lunch, snacks, enough water, walking sticks, possibly a raincoat and waterproof walking shoes – no sneakers, these will not do. We walk through moorland, which, from experience, is always wet. The suspension bridge Chessimätteli is 45 meters high and you can see through it. Therefore, you should be free from dizziness at this height or be brave enough to just walk over it 🙂

Travel information

Public transportation info (distance and price):


SBB Zurich HB – Flühli Hüttelen and return (return ticket approx. 70 CHF / person with half fare card, travel time one way approx. 1.5 h)

SBB Luzern train station – Flühli Hüttelen and return (return ticket approx. 35 CHF / person with half-fare card, one-way travel time approx. 1 h)

SBB Bern HB – Flühli Hüttelen and return (return ticket approx. 50 CHF / person with half-fare card, travel time one way approx. 1.5 h)

You can find more info about the tour below on our Komoot profile. By the way: If you send us an email with your first and last name to hello@swissmountaingirls.ch, we will even give you a Komoot region package of your choice!


How to sign up

To register, please fill out the form below. Please note that your registration is binding. The places are limited to max. 15 ppl. After your registration you will soon receive a confirmation and a message from the organizer Vicky.

IMPORTANT: If you are unexpectedly unable to attend, please let us know by April 27th at the latest, so that we can give others from the waiting list the opportunity to come along. Participants who cancel on shorter notice will be excluded from future events. We strive to offer our events free of charge and invest a lot of our free time in these events (we are all volunteers), but unfortunately we have experienced many no-shows/no-responses or super last-minute cancellations in recent years, which is demotivating for the organizers. Therefore, we had to establish this rule.

Disclaimer / please note

The hike is free of charge, but our organizers are always happy to receive a small tip via TWINT for their volunteer work (organizing a hike takes about three days of effort). The number will be announced after registration. Food and drinks are not included in our hikes and must be brought by yourself. Participation is at your own risk and responsibility, as we are only a volunteer community of friends and not an official tour provider. You are therefore asked to agree to a disclaimer below when registering. You can also find more info in our FAQ.

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