The first section of the trail takes you past the reservoir to Schottenhof Lochsitli. At this point you are still in the UNESCO Entlebuch Biosphere. Covering an area of some 400 square kilometres, the Entlebuch Biosphere boasts the largest and most numerous moorland landscapes in the country as well as a fauna and flora of national importance.
From ‘Lucerne’s Wild West’ you soon cross the cantonal border as the trail continues in the Bernese municipality of Schangnau. You are now on the home turf of ski world champion and Olympic medallist Beat Feuz. Down an asphalt road you hike past several idyllic farms. The Hohgant, Schangnau’s local mountain, seems almost close enough to touch. Soon you reach your destination in Bumbach. The PostBus that takes you back to Marbach conveniently stops directly in front of the cosy Alpenrose Restaurant.
Special tariffs for pedestrians
Throughout the entire winter season, pedestrians are able to travel up to Marbachegg and back for only CHF 10.
Safety informationKindly observe the following when out and about on the winter hiking trails:
- Do not stray from the marked routes.
- Allow plenty of time and keep an eye on the weather.
- Be as quiet as you can and you may even get the chance to spot some wildlife; always observe the animals from a respectful distance.
- Keep all dogs on a leash.
- Litter and waste: Please take all litter and waste home with you, along with all the nice memories, leaving just your footsteps behind.
Provided that nature sports enthusiasts respect the wildlife and its habitat, there will be less need for bans and restrictions, leaving the natural landscape open for a genuine experience of nature. So please show consideration; we certainly appreciate it!
Tips and hints
Getting thereThe UNESCO Entlebuch Biosphere lies in the very heart of Switzerland, in a central location between Bern and Lucerne. You reach Marbach via the main road No. 10 in the direction of Wiggen (Escholzmatt). In Wiggen itself, turn off in the direction of Marbach. From Thun, drive over the Schallenberg to Marbach.
Plan your route using the Google Route Planner.