Karst Hike


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info Karst-Hike

Experience Hoelloch Surface: rocks have stories to tell – if you know how to read them. During the informative tour along one of the world's largest cave systems, you will hear all about the fascination of earth's history, caves, water and habitat.
In this rocky environment we are on the tracks of witch's herbs, Alpine spirits, the Hoelloch devil and General Suvorov. The tour leads us through impressive karst landscapes in the Silberen and Boedmeren Region above one of the oldest European primeval forests with over 250 kinds of fern.
okLargest Karst Area in Switzerland
okImpressive View from the Peak
okAvailable as a Shorter Trial Tour
okFantastic Landscapes
okUnspoilt Nature
okMinimum Group Size: 10 People



preis Prices per Person



Karst Hike on Hoelloch Surface (approx. 3.5 - 4 hours) 
Minimum Group Size: 10 People
Minimum Group Size: 20 People
Minimum Group Size: 30 People

Short Karst Hike combined with Hölloch Short Tour
(duration: approximately 3.5 hours)
Option: Cave Cocktail Reception 


15.00 - 35.00



Karst Hike: Transfer from Hoelloch, Muotathal, tour headed by professional guides, VAT.
Short Karst Hike combined with Cave Tour: professional guides, Hoelloch Entrance Fee, Carbide Lamps, VAT.


durchfuehrung Schedule
  Karst hike tours are normally carried out between June and October. 
gruppen Group Size
  Minimum group size: 10 people. Less than 10: minimal charge applies. Maximum group size: 100 people.
dauer Venue / Meeting Point 
  For all karst area tours: Hoelloch Center in Muotathal. From there a transfer will take you up to Hoelloch Oberflaeche from where the tour starts (except short karst hikes - these start just next to the Hoelloch Center; no transfer required)


anforderungen Prerequisites
  The programme is designed that everyone can participate. No prior knowhow necessary. A normal physical fitness level, as well as a certain degree of joy and interest in nature is beneficial.
ausruestung What to Bring
  Mountain or Trekking Boots, Hiking Attire, Rain Shield, Sun Shield, Hat, Cap.
Depending on the duration: Refreshments, Snacks (Lunch) in a rucksack.

more Info

info Silberen is a mountain top at Pragelpass and as such gives its name to the protected area. The name derives from the clear bare rock colours and it is here that we can see the famous Karren fields.

This is a unique karst landscape and the only one in Switzerland that shows all intermediate levels, be they bare rock, compact covers of vegetation, and sub Alpine forest. A specific characteristic is the Karren field – the largest in Switzerland.

Our tip: Combination Programme Heaven and Hell!

Come and experience unspoiled nature and mysterious caves deep down. Not only is secretive Hoelloch with its wonders in eternal darkness unique. The whole of the immense Hoelloch area is unique. On Hoelloch Oberflaeche you will find old ferns, rocky karst areas, natural paths, gnarled tree trunks, and you would not be surprised when all of a sudden gnomes and pixies start waving to you through the leaves.

Possible Programme
Morning: Hoelloch ½ day excursion
Lunch in the cave or by the Hoelloch Zenter stream
Afternoon: Karst Hike in Silberen area

Should time be insufficient for the daily programme – why not opt for the Hoelloch Short Tour including the Karst Geological Trial? Explore the cave system – both below and above ground. You start with a short karst geological hike. Immediately, at Hoelloch, we have a karst landscape and we can view the famous "Charren". Our experienced guide will fill you in with everything that you need know about this charming landscape. In addition, you will enjoy spectacular views in to Bisis Valley. After that we go into the cave for the Hoelloch Tour and maybe a Cave Cocktail Reception or even a light lunch in the cave.