DURATION

  • approx. 3.5 hours

PRICES

  • CHF 58.00 for pupils (until 15 years)
  • CHF 78.00 for youths (16-19 years)
  • CHF 115.00 for adults

HIGHLIGHTS

  • adventurous and exciting cave hike in the footsteps of the Hölloch pioneers, also suitable for children as of 9 years
  • from 6 persons on your desired date; smaller groups join existing tours
  • especially suitable as a company event, family tour, club event or for school classes 
  • for groups: well combinable with atmospheric cave aperitif or cave raclette with candlelight and cave music.
  • suitable for children from 9 years

FURTHER INFORMATION

This Hölloch cave tour is an adventurous and exciting short expedition following the foot steps of the first explorers. It starts in the developed part of the cave, then you walk along splendid side paths where the first Hölloch pioneers explored over more than hundred years the “Widmer”- and “Saxergang” with nail shoes and candle laterns. We move on to places where we cannot walk upright anymore, areas where we have to crawl or climb up and down ladders and slip through narrow passages. This makes this tour somewhat expedition-like. But don’t worry, it’s not that tight and the requirements (rather sporty / rather leisurely) can well be adapted to the needs/abilities of the group.

You’ll hear about the formation of this huge cave system and the creatures that live within, there are stalactites and sinter formations to admire. Your guide will have you turn off your lights and experience complete darkness and stillness. There’s a myriad of fascinating things to discover on this tour. Join in!

To round off your tour, groups have the possibility to book a cave aperitif or  a cave raclette with us. Nothing better than having a chat over glass of wine surrounded by candles and music.

Or if you’d rather have a BBQ before or after your tour, there is a BBQ spot next to the Hölloch. There is no additonal charge for the use of the BBQ area but you’d need to book ahead.

Prices per person in CHF

Flat rate for up to 6 people 690.00
Every further adult person 115.00
Students 16 – 19 years 78.00
Pupils 9 – 15 years 58.00
Optional:
Rental of cave overall
Cave Apéro or cave Raclette
Grillage or BBQ
Illustrated anniversary book Hölloch (special price)

25.00

15.00 – 58.00
55.00 – 85.00
48.00

Inbegriffen
Certified cave guide SSH, entrance fee Hölloch, equipment (helmet, headlamp, rubber boots, cave gloves), parking fee at the Restaurant Hölloch, participants certificate, VAT.

Execution: This tour is available all year with a minimum of 6 persons. The start of the morning tour is approx. between 09.00 h and 10.00 h, the start of the afternoon tour approx between 13.00 h and 14.00 h.

Duration: approx. 3 1/2 hours; with an addtional cave Apéro approx. 4 hours, with a cave Raclette approx. 5 hours.

Good to know: The temperature in the cave is constantly at 6°C, the air humidity at almost 100%.

Reservation: absolutely necessary.

Group size: The Hölloch Parcours can be done from 6 persons on your requested date. If your group counts less then 6 persons you can join already existing tours. The normal group size counts approx. 6 – 10 persons.

Meeting point: Hölloch Wärterhaus in 6436 Muotathal Stalden.

Requirements: This tour can be done with a good basic physical fitness and good hiking skills. Comparable with a mountain tour. Children 9 years and older.

To bring: Warm wool socks; long thermo underwear (shirt and trousers) and/or a thin turtle neck pullover and a pair of leggings/joggings*. Over that: old, warm, durable clothes that are robust enough to endure wear & tear. Additional reserve clothes for the journey back home because cave clothes can get very dirty. (Alternative: rental of cave overall for CHF 25.00 per person). If available, bring your knee pads.

*Please note – the temperature in the cave is constantly at 6°C, the air humidity at almost 100%. As long as you move you normally feel warm enough. Generally it’s recommended for people who are sensitive to cold to wear for example the combination thermo underwear AND thin turtle neck pullover under the cave overall/under your own clothes.

GENERAL INFORMATION HÖLLOCH

With more than 200 explored kilometers in length, the Hölloch is one of the world’s largest cave systems.

Discover how the water has carved its way relentlessly through nooks and crannies over close to a million years to finally create the cave we explore today on our various tours.

For people who fear that claustrophobia might be a problem we can reassure to some extend: There are a number of narrow spots, however, for people who fear comfortable travelling in a normal 4 person lift, there shouldn't be any anxiety issues. For the small percentage of people with stronger claustrophobia we refer to our guided short trips.

Fear of heights: You will be adequately secured in all those areas that are a little more exposed. Your guide will also be able to help and assist.  

The temperature is a constant 6 degrees Celsius and the humidity is close to 100 %. 

The Hölloch cave ist situated in 6436 Muotathal, in the area of Stalden.

Arrival by car: you can use the parking in front of the  restaurant Hölloch in Muotathal/Stalden. The coordinates for your navigation system are: "Stalden 15, 6436 Muotathal" or "Restaurant Hölloch, Muotathal". The road to the parking lot at the restaurant Hölloch can also be reached with bigger coaches.

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Arrival by public transport: by train to Schwyz and from there take the bus no. 501 to “Hölloch, Muotathal”.

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Can I visit the Hölloch unguided?

No. The Hölloch is not generally open for public and you will need a specialised guide for a tour.

Are there any toilets at the Hölloch?

On longer or multi-day tours there are certain spots that are equipped with a toilet and of course at the Dom bivouac (with limited comfort of course).

Can one smoke in the Hölloch?

The air at this cave is wonderfully clean. In earlier days there were talks of offering cures for lung patients. It would be a shame to spoil the good and healthy breathing air. We do ask you to refrain from smoking (if possible). On longer tours with overnights at the bivouac some exceptions can be granted if not possible otherwise.

Can I bring my dog on a guided short tour?

No, you cannot bring your dog or pet. Also for the safety of your furred friend. 

Do I need climbing experience to go on a Hölloch tour?

No. All the spots that would involve climbing are equipped with ladders and ropes. So no climbing experience required, however a basic physical fitness is of advantage.

Can I cancel my booking for a Hölloch tour?

As soon as you've made a definite booking and we've confirmed it, the contract is binding and subject to the terms and conditions listed. Cancellations need to be made in written and by indicating the reasons for a cancellation.
The following cancellation fees apply:
29-20 days prior to the tour: 20 % of the full price.
19-14 days prior to the tour: 50 % of the full price.
13-1   days prior to the tour: 80 % of the full price. Same day cancellations will be charged with 100 % of the full tour price.

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Safety First

Our motto is very simple: "Safety First"!
Indeed we offer many adventurous programmes, but when it comes to your safety, we are no adventurers. We've worked this way for more than thirty years now and have no intention to change our ways on this subject. Trekking Team was the first outdoor company in Switzerland to receive the security certificate "Safety in adventures."

The company's senior management is actively involved in all programmes and takes full responsibility for all areas of security and checks the compliance with the company's security concept on a regular basis. We prioritise the training of our staff and put guides in charge who are trained and specialised for the specific areas and activites. Guides are trained and certified by the Swiss Outdoor Association (SOA) and for the cave part by the speleology school "Schweizerische Schule für Höhlenbefahrungen Hölloch" (SSH).

Short Tour 

This is not something you do every day. This was a unique experience for our team. Especially, turning off our lamps in the middle of the cave. 🙂 I will recommend this event to other departments for sure.

Jordi, Oktober 2022

Short Tour with cave raclette and fire show

It was an unforgettably beautiful, exciting and interesting event! The atmosphere at the raclette dinner is a dream, the service was great. The Fire Devil was a complete success!
We would like to thank all contributors for the super effort. All 25 guests were thrilled. Also the barbecue we were allowed to use at the end of the party was very nice. Many thanks for EVERYTHING

Ruth, July 2022

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Hölloch Outdoor

Thank you very much for the unforgettable event, which the whole company enjoyed very much. It was exciting, adventurous, fun and very informative. We are happy to recommend you.

 
Stefan, Mai 2022

Hölloch Parcours

 
Everything was top! I will certainly recommend the tour and possibly even book a longer tour. It was just great, thank you for this great experience!

Anna, September 2021

Hölloch Short Tour

Our guide was extremely competent, very entertaining, great. He fully met our requirements in every respect. His explanations were adapted to our level of knowledge. They were well understandable, interesting and peppered with genuine Muotathal humor. He succeeded in presenting his enormous knowledge about the formation of the cave, about geology, about the exploration of the cave, about the fauna in the cave in a way that fascinated all participants. It was a pure joy to listen to him and his inspiring way of leading spread to the whole group in no time. This could also be seen from the many questions asked by the participants. On behalf of my colleagues, but also on my own behalf, thank you very much for this unique tour.

 

John, August 2020