The 488‑km Trans Swiss Trail is a long-distance hiking route which takes walkers from Porrentruy to Mendrisio in 32 stages.
The thirteenth stage is a high-altitude hike over the Hohwacht-Girsgrat chain of hills. The route from Langnau im Emmental to Eggiwil leads past a historic signal post, a cheese dairy and one of Switzerland’s oldest tunnels. The landscape which awaits walkers is a typical Emmental patchwork of ridges, valleys, meadows and woodlands.
Length 10 km Hiking time
3 h 45 min Hiking time Eggiwil–Langnau i.E. 3 h 40 min Requirements easy (hiking trail) Conditions medium Height difference
620 m Height difference