Erzegg circular tour

Hiking Trail
11.2 km
Travel time
approx. 3 ½ h
Tour details
Tour details
Erzegg circular tour
This circular tour takes in two deep-blue mountain lakes and spectacular views over the entire Melchsee-Frutt high plateau and neighbouring Bernese valleys.
The starting point for this Erzegg round tour is the old upper terminus of the aerial cableway at Melchsee-Frutt. The path leads along deep-blue Lake Melch to Distelboden and on to the Balmeregg ski lift. This is where the ascent to the Balmeregghorn begins. The strenuous climb of around three hundred metres of elevation gain is compensated by the mountain panorama and magnificent views. The passage over the ridge to Erzegg with views of the Gen valley and picturesque Engstlenalp is an unforgettable experience. You continue towards the Erzegg cross and down to Lake Tannen, where ore was mined in the past. From Fachshubel (barbecue spot, alpine refuge), you pass the lake following the road to the dam then take the path below the Bonifelsen to Strandguet. From here it is worth taking the Panoramic Lift and enjoying the view from the platform forty metres above Lake Melch.

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Old cableway terminus, Melchsee-Frutt
Point of arrival
Old cableway terminus, Melchsee-Frutt
4 / 6
505 m
505 m
Best Time of Year
June, July, August, September, October
Author’s advice
Alternatively you can take the Frutt-Zug road train from Fachshubel back to Frutt.
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Arrival / Return journey
Von Luzern auf der A8 nach Sarnen, die Ausfahrt Sarnen Nord Richtung Kerns/ Melchsee-Frutt benützen
Accessible by bus and train
Public transport
Mit dem Zug bis Sarnen und mit dem Postauto bis Stöckalp anschliessend mit der Gondelbahn bis Melchsee-Frutt