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Grotzli Trail Fürenalp

Route
Snowshoeing
Length
3.0 km
Travel time
approx. 2 h
Tour details
Tour details
Grotzli Trail Fürenalp
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus
Grotzli Trail Fürenalp
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus
Grotzli Trail Fürenalp
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus
Grotzli Trail Fürenalp
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus
Grotzli Trail Fürenalp
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus
Grotzli Trail Fürenalp
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus
Grotzli Trail Fürenalp
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus
Grotzli Trail Fürenalp
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus
Grotzli Trail Fürenalp
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus
Grotzli Trail Fürenalp
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus
Grotzli Trail Fürenalp
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus
Grotzli Trail Fürenalp
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus
Grotzli Trail Fürenalp
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus
Grotzli Trail Fürenalp
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus
Grotzli Trail Fürenalp
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus
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The Grotzli Trail on the Fürenalp whisks you away to a place of tranquillity where you can forget the hustle and bustle and simply enjoy nature.

Tranquil nature and snowy delights await snowshoe fans on the Fürenalp. From Engelberg railway station the free local bus service takes you to the Fürenalp valley station. Here, you can hire snowshoes and poles if required. The rustic red four-seater Buiräbähnli cable cars take you up to the Fürenalp, which is the starting point for the snowshoe tour.

The trail starts right by the mountain station, taking you slightly downhill, under the cable car line, and along the ridge. On this section, you have excellent views of the Groß Spannort and Chli Spannort, which are reminiscent of the Dolomites with their soaring jagged peaks. Keep your camera at the ready and drink in the beauty of your natural surroundings. After around two kilometres there is a brief uphill section, but once you reach the top you’re halfway through and the rest of the way back to the start is all slightly downhill.

The aspect on this side is no less lovely, as you walk towards the Titlis and have great views of its majestic glacier. The mountain restaurant’s cosy dining room is a wonderful place to warm up and tuck into something delicious. Then the Buiräbähnli will take you back down to the valley.

Technical details

Tour type
Snowshoeing
Starting point
Fürenalp
Point of arrival
Fürenalp
Difficulty
Easy
Condition
2 / 6
Ascent
155 m
Descent
127 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March, December
Directions
Fürenalp-Hinter Fürren-Fürenalp
Safety information

Please walk along the marked and secured snowshoe paths. The user is responsible for the proposed routes. If you are planning a different route, please refer to the avalanche bulletin, maps and weather forecast.

Due to the current snow and avalanche situation, the route may differ from the GPS data. It is recommended to follow the pink marker posts.

Equipment

Rent your equipment in the local sports shops.

Snowshoes and ski poles can also be hired at the valley station.

Author’s advice

After a nice snowshoe hike in the Fürenalp region you can let yourself be spoiled in the mountain restaurant Fürenalp.

In winter, children up to the age of 16 accompanied by an adult travel free of charge.

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Parking
Free parking is available for guests at the Fürenalp valley station.
Arrival / Return journey

Take the Motorway A2 (Basel-Luzern-Gotthard) to Stans-south. From there follow the main road for 20 km to Engelberg. Engelberg is about 30 minutes from Lucerne. From Zurich you need about 1 h 15 min, and from Bern or Basel approximatly 1 h 45 min.

https://www.fuerenalp.ch/en/direction

Accessible by bus and train
No
Public transport

National and international connections (from Zurich airport connections every half hour with approx. 1h travel time) to Lucerne. Afterwards with the Zentralbahn in 43 minutes through varied landscape and gorges up to Engelberg.

From Engelberg railway station, a free bus runs every half hour to the Fürenalp valley station.

https://www.fuerenalp.ch/en/direction

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