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Southwards along the ridge

Route
Hiking Trail
Length
16.4 km
Travel time
5 ½ h
Tour details
Tour details
Southwards along the ridge
Schmaler Wanderweg über den Arvigrat
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Southwards along the ridge
Aussicht auf Wirzweli und den Vierwaldstättersee
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Southwards along the ridge
Wanderer über den Arvigrat, mit Aussicht auf den Vierwaldstättersee
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Southwards along the ridge
Arvigrat mit Aussicht auf den Sarnersee
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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
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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.

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Stanserhorn mountain station
Point of arrival
Dallenwil
Difficulty
Medium
Condition
4 / 6
Ascent
700 m
Descent
2019 m
Best Time of Year
June, July, August, September, October
Directions
After a thrilling ride on the CabriO double-deck cableway to the Stanserhorn, a cup of coffee on the panoramic terrace is a must. 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 with 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 road to the Gummenalp (restaurant). The variant that bypasses the Ronengrat on the east side is also particularly lovely at the end. Then we go by train or by foot to Wirzweli, with a break at the mountain inn Arviblick and then by cable car down to Dallenwil.
Cable cars are included in the time calculation (pure walking time).
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Accessible by bus and train
Yes
Further information & links
More information:

Nidwalden Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 2
6370 Stans
+41 (0)41 610 88 33
infonidwalden.com
www.nidwalden.com

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