Bonistock circular tour




9.62 km long
round trip
difficulty: medium
condition: easy
  • 02:50 h
  • 396 m
  • 396 m
  • 1,894 m
  • 2,182 m
  • 288 m
  • 9.62 km
  • start: Melchsee-Frutt: old upper terminus
  • destination: Melchsee-Frutt: old upper terminus

The Bonistock circular tour at Melchsee-Frutt offers spectacular views of impressive rocky landscapes and mountain lakes, as well as unique alpine flora.

 The route starts at the old upper terminus at Melchsee-Frutt. The path leads along the road up to the Hotel frutt Lodge & Spa and changes behind the building to the path towards Bonistock. On the way, look out for the varied alpine flora. The striking karst landscape with its bizarre rock formations is also a feature of this stretch. The ascent to the Bonistock is rewarded with a fantastic panoramic vista of central Switzerland all the way to the border with Germany and the imposing peaks of the Bernese Alps. From here, the trail continues flat to the Chringen crossing and from there downhill towards Tannalp.

On the way back, the Fachshubel barbecue spot near Lake Tannen invites you to take a break. The route leads back along the road to the Tannen dam and from there follows the footpath via the Panorama Lift back to Frutt.


Best season

depending on the weather

Tour information

  • Loop Road


Von Luzern auf der A8 bis Sarnen die Ausfahrt Sarnen Nord Richtung Kerns/Melchsee-Frutt benützen
Mit dem Zug bis Sarnen und mit dem Postauto bis Stöckalp, anschliessend mit der Gondelbahn bis Melchsee-Frutt


Obwalden Tourismus


Obwalden Tourismus


The walk back to Frutt can be shortened by taking the Frutt-Zug road train from Tannalp.


Getting there
Bonistock circular tour
6068 Melchsee-Frutt