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Hike around Lake Arnisee and to Gurtnellen in the Uri Alps

Summit Station Intschi-Arni - Chänzeli - Arnisee - Heissigegg - Gurtnellen Dorf

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Summit Station Intschi-Arni - Chänzeli - Arnisee - Heissigegg - Gurtnellen Dorf

Published/updated on 24.05.2019 by GabrielleMerk | 22005 points
 | Date of Tour: 07.07.2015 

Easy hike in the beautiful Uri Alps from Lake Arnisee to the mountain village of Gurtnellen.

The hike starts at the summit of the Intschi-Arni Cableway where there is a restaurant where you can get some refreshments before... read more >>

Easy hike in the beautiful Uri Alps from Lake Arnisee to the mountain village of Gurtnellen.

The hike starts at the summit of the Intschi-Arni Cableway where there is a restaurant where you can get some refreshments before starting on the walk. It is just a short distance to the idyllic lake with its picnic area where you can do your own barbecueing. There is a path all around the lake, and a lesser-know path takes you along the South side to a look-out point from where you see down the Reuss Valley toward the Gotthard region, and particularly beautifully into the Maderaner Valley across the way.

From the lake the level wide mountain road takes you first past the Sennerei where the local farmer sells yoghurts and cheeses, then winds through the hillside high above the Reuss Valley, offering some pretty magnificent views the entire way.

For the descent to Gurtnellen you can choose to continue along the road or take the prettier trails cutting through the meadows. In Gurtnellen Dorf are two restaurants, where you can enjoy the peaceful mountain air while waiting for the little bus that takes you to Gurtnellen Wiler at the bottom of the Reuss Valley.

NOTE: There is a larger community called Gurtnellen Wiler at the bottom of the Reuss Valley, as well as the smaller mountain hamlet of the same name. The bus from Gurtnellen Dorf runs only a few times per day down to Gurtnellen Wiler, so check the schedule carefully (also pdf attached for 2019).

Published/updated on 24.05.2019 by GabrielleMerk (22005 points) | Date of Tour: 07.07.2015

Route Infos

Region
Central Switzerland
Time Required
2 hours
Distance
7 km
Ascent
95 m
Descent
529 m
Max. Altitude
1410 m
Min. Altitude
930 m
Season Start / Season End
May - October
Level of Difficulty (Hiking)
Panorama
Experience
Points of Interest
Look-out point at Chänzeli // Idyllic Lake Arnisee // Lots of magnificent views into the Reuss Valley
Starting Point
Summit Station of Intschi-Arni Cable Car
Starting Point with Public Transport
Destination
Gurtnellen Dorf
Return with Public Transport
Places to Eat
Arnisee, Gurtnellen Dorf
Things to Note
Lake Arnisee is a popular picnic spot so expect lots of people on weekends // There is a parking lot at Intschi if coming by car. Cable car costs 10 SFr. one way, no discounts for GA or 1/2-fare card. Runs every 20 minutes xx:55, xx:15, xx35 except over lunch (no rides between 11:55 and 12:55) see link for more details // The bus from Gurtnellen Dorf runs only a few times per day, so check the schedule carefully (also pdf attached for 2019). // Some people find the descent to Gurtnellen somewhat steep. There is an option to follow paved roads the whole way.

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