Bannalp, the local's secret (7h)

Tour Number

Activity Level



Adventure / Active, Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



Spanish (fluent), German (advanced), French (conversational), English (fluent), Dutch (conversational)

April to September only

One of my favorite local destinations is the nearby mountain reservoir of Bannalpsee. If you are looking for a quick getaway that isn't full of tourists and will provide a remarkable beautiful setting for a hike or a picnic this is a great option for you.
It is one of the most peaceful places I have found within a short distance from Luzern and I visit the lake at least a few times each summer.
There is a short hike around the lake (less than 5km) which is very easy.
Bring some snacks along as there is no shops around. You can also bring some sausages for a mountain BBQ or join me in one of the mountain huts we will find along our way for a Swiss traditional meal.


This is a tour combining the following transportation means:
A local train to Wolfenschiessen, a post bus to Oberrickenbach and finally 2 different mini cable cars to take us up and down to the lake of Bannalp.
Be ready to walk 1. 5 to 2 hours mainly flat. (Many people do it with kids and strollers , so don't panic).
Back to Lucerne again bus and train.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Under the arch in front of the railway station.

End location: Near the railway station or at your hotel if it is nearby.

Duration: 7 hours


Public transportation: boat, cable car, cogwheeltrain

What’s Included

7-hour assistance and guided excursion by a licensed tourist guide.
All travel expenses are included (e.g. Train, bus & Cable car).

IMPORTANT: Please note that the rate quoted is a GROUP PRICE for a PRIVATE TOUR. The price is valid for GROUPS up to max. 10 persons. Once you book the tour, you book the time slot and you can bring along other companions.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 Chf - You can bring your own food for a pick-nic in the mountains or you can bring some money for food and beverages. Up in the mountain you can have some delicious swiss cheesy specialities. Yummie ;)


I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

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