If you want to avoid overtaxing little legs, the first short cut is available right from the start. Opposite Engelberg Abbey’s artisan cheese dairy is a bus stop for the regular service to the valley station of the Fürenalpbahn cableway. If you prefer to walk, you can take the idyllic route along the Aa river to the end of the valley. From here you can quickly cover the 800 metres of ascent up to the Fürenalp by riding on the Fürenalpbahn cable car. Then you have around an hour’s hike to the Blackenalp – first slightly downhill, and then slightly uphill, passing through beautiful natural scenery. At the Blackenalp dairy you can taste and purchase fine Alpine cheese. But don’t eat too much – on the way back there are one more Alpine cheese dairies to visit, the Surenen. You can take a cable car from the Surenen dairy in Äbnet down to the Stäfeli to shorten the journey. Both these dairies also sell their cheese directly on site. You then take the broad gravel path via Alpenrösli to Herrenrüti and from there the tarmac road back to the Fürenalp valley station.
Please note that depending on weather conditions (snow conditions) not all alpine cheese dairies are occupied in June.