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Southwards along the ridge

Route
Mountain Hike
Length
16.6 km
Travel time
5 ½ h
Southwards along the ridge
CabriO-Bahn, weltweit erste Seilbahn mit einem offenen Oberdeck, Mittelstation - Stanserhorn
Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Southwards along the ridge
Oldtimer-Standseilbahn, Stans - Mittelstation
Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Southwards along the ridge
Arvi, Blick Richtung Stanserhorn
Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Southwards along the ridge
Arvigrad, Blick Richtung Sarnersee
Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Southwards along the ridge
Arvigrat
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Southwards along the ridge
Arvigrat Ausblick
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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Stanserhorn - Ächerli - Arvigrat - Gummen - Wirzweli - Dallenwil

Ridge walk with view on all sides towards Lake Lucerne, Brünig Pass and Engelberg valley.

After a thrilling ride on the CabriO double-deck cableway to the Stanserhorn, a cup of coffee on the panoramic terrace is a must. The Geo Trail towards Wirzweli has info panels explaining the geology and botany. The climb from the Ächerli to the Arvigrat is very steep.

Technical details

Tour type
Mountain Hike
Starting point
Stanserhorn upper terminus
Point of arrival
Gummenalp (upper terminus)
Difficulty
Difficult
Condition
5 / 6
Ascent
700 m
Descent
2029 m
Best Time of Year
June, July, August, September, October
Directions
From Adlerhorst (Stanserhorn), the well-secured descent follows the Geo Trail towards Chrinnen with views of the striking rock formations at the Chli Horn. At the Holzwang, it is worth making a detour to the chapel of the same name. Proceed via the Ächerli to arrive at the climb heading for the Arvigrat. The climb from Chüenerenegg is steep: negotiating the tree roots calls for great care, especially in wet weather. The last few metres to the summit are somewhat exposed, the flanks of the Arvigrat are steep. The descent first takes you southwards on the ridge, then down to the Schellenflue refuge and on the unmade road to the Gummenalp (restaurant). The variant that bypasses the Ronengrat on the east side is also particularly lovely at the end. Aerial cableways descend to Wirzweli then Dallenwil. The time calculation assumes the cableways are taken (pure walking time).
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