Idyllic hiking paths lead through the Emmental valley to magnificent views at the summit of the Napf. Whether you are interested in snowshoeing, cycling or even panning for gold, the Napf Region has something to suit everyone. All of the activities here have one thing in common: a view of gently rolling hills and a breathtaking Alpine panorama.
The pristine landscape around the Napf always offers something to impress hiking enthusiasts and nature-lovers. The rolling hills of the Emmental valley in the heart of Switzerland attract visitors with their diverse flora and fauna. If you stop to explore the nature conservation area around the Napf, you might be lucky enough to see a golden eagle, wood grouse or hazel grouse.
Exploring on foot
The main attraction of this sparsely populated area is the summit of the Napf with its magnificent views. The 1,406 m high mountain can be climbed from every direction and during all four seasons using one of the seven official hiking routes. The ridge hike from the Lüderenalp to the Napf is one of the most popular and beautiful trails in the region. You will walk along charming field and forest paths, passing traditional Emmental farmhouses with enormous hipped roofs that slope down to the ground on both sides. The landscape is marked by leafy green forests, mighty linden trees, gently rolling hills and colorfully lush gardens. At the summit, hikers are rewarded by an expansive panoramic view that extends from Mont Blanc to the Säntis and from the Bernese Alps to the Jura mountains when the weather is clear.
By the way, the Napf Region is also a true Eldorado for gold panning. Many streams and brooks in the area have tiny gold flakes hiding on their sandy and gravelly banks. Maybe you will find something shiny and golden on your hike!
The Grenzpfad Napfbergland Hiking Tour
One of the most exciting long-distance hiking trails in Switzerland begins in the Napf Region. The 115 km long border trail leads from Langenthal to the Brienz Rothorn (2’350 m above sea level) and then on to Brünig. The trail winds through the idyllic landscape and passes by spectacular lookout points.
More outdoor activities
The sublime Napf Region is also ideal for exploring on two wheels. Whether you are on a road bike or an e-bike with a bit of electric assistance – the Emmental is an unending paradise for cycling. The “Herzschlaufe Napf” route is divided into several stages that wind through the region.
Winter in the Napf Region
The Napf Region has a lot to offer even during the colder winter months. What about the "Hot and Cold” snowshoe tour through untouched powder snow and a fairy-tale world of snow-covered hills? Finish off the winter fun with a steamy dip in the outdoor hot tub and a hearty fondue.
There are 18 km of groomed trails for cross-country skiers at the foot of the Napf. The trails are on the valley floor between Langnau and Trub and are suitable for classic and skate cross-country skiing. Find all the other important details here.