You reach the little gorge road via the southern portal of the motorway tunnel. Follow it upwards until it turns into the narrow gorge. Deep down, the water of the Kleine Melchaa river rushes through narrow rocky basins. At the Cholplatz, there is a shelter, and a panel describes the places and their stories, which you pass one after the other in the gorge: Bettlernest, Dom, Giswiler Hüttli Lochcheller, Tuffgräben, Lengbrügg to end point 977 of the winter path at Rindenhüttli.
Here the path branches off and in summer continues up to the geographical centre of Switzerland at Älggi. The winter path takes the same route back out to the gorge and down through the Grossmattwald forest - also a popular sledge run - to the Zollhaus and under the road to the lakeside path. Heading south, you return to Giswil along the Kleine Melchaa, which was diverted into Lake Sarnen in 2015. As a variant, you can also walk northwards on the lakeside path to Ewil Maxon railway station or on to Sachseln.
The path is not secured against dangers such as falling icicles. You use the path at your own risk!
This hike is not signposted with pink signs and is not groomed.
Auf der A2 von Luzern her im Tunnel auf die A8 Richtung Interlaken, Sarnen wechseln und der Strasse bis zur Ausfahrt Giswil folgen.
Von Interlaken via Brünig auf der A8 bis zur Ausfahrt Giswil.