Between alpine farming and natural areas

Monday tour to the Mythen


Between alpine farming and natural areas

Tour description

From the bus stop Alpthal-Malosen we start our hike through autumnal forests and meadows up to the ridge with its spectacular views, which stretches from Einsiedeln to Haggenegg. The alpine farms are deserted and a great peace spreads out.

We follow the ridge over alpine pastures and wet meadows in slight ups and downs, the rugged limestone cliffs of Haggenstock and the two Mythen always in view. The path leads us over the small peaks of Näbekenfirst and Grossbrechenstock, where we enjoy wonderful views over the autumnal forests, endless valleys, lakes and mountains of Central Switzerland.

The west side of our ridge trail is mostly wooded. On the east side the ground is used for alpine farming. On both sides there are always gaps where nature sets limits to the cultivation. A lot happens here and the hiking guide will gladly show you the most exciting details, which are usually overlooked.

The descent over the alpine meadows down to the bus stop is adjusted to the weather and time on the way, so that we are back in the valley in time.

Friday | 04. June 2021

Meeting place

8.55 am, bus stop-Alpthal Malosen


ca.16.15, bus stop Brunni

Length and duration

12km | 4.5 h + breaks

Elevation gain

↖ 750m ↘ 720m


physical condition for 5 hours hiking

Level of difficulty

T2, easy mountain hike


Hiking boots, clothing appropriate to the weather, picnic and drink. A list will be sent with the detailed information


Guided hike, qualified guide, interesting facts about nature and landscape

Costs / Terms of payment

CHF 90, to be paid on the day of the tour in cash or via Twint

Not included

Arrival and return journey, consumption on the way, possibly cable car tickets (Fr. 10.-)


Public transport recommended, start and destination not identical

Hiking guide

Franziska Oertli
Phone: 079 793 94 46

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