DURATION

  • approx. 2 hours

PRICES

  • Group flat rate pupils: from CHF 390.00
  • Group flat rate adults: from CHF 490.00
  • single persons CHF 15.00 / 35.00 (public short tours)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit of the first 700 meters in the developed part of the cave
  • lots of interesting facts about the formation of the Hölloch cave and history
  • ideal tour to combine with an aperitif or a cave “raclette”
  • also suitable for pupils/kids from 6 years
  • available all year; easy walk

FURTHER INFORMATION

Would you like to test the waters first before you allow yourself to go on a bigger tour? Then this is the right option for you. We explore the first 700 meters of the developed part of the cave system. This is also the area the caving pioneers have worked on and provided with paths and stairs over a 100 years ago.

You’ll learn about the history of the Hölloch its formation, its hidden treasures and the creatures that live within. There’s some fun stuff with acoustics and vision versus darkness to play with. It’s really an ideal tour for everyone who’d like to have a taste on what it feels like to be in such a vast subterranean environment. At the end of the tour, you will enjoy the special atmosphere of the enlighted Hölloch Event Location with a short cave concert.

To round off your tour we recommend a nice aperitif or “raclette” with candlelight and music for your group.

Prices flat rate / per person in CHF

Hölloch short tour, youths from 16 years & adults
 
Group flat rate up to 14 people490.00
per additional participant35.00
Hölloch short tour, pupils up to 15 years
 
Group flat rate up to 18 pupils/2 adults (total 20 people)390.00
per additional pupil
(max. size per group 28 people)
15.00
per additional adult35.00
Hölloch short tour with little karst area trial tour and aperitif special
(Duration approx. 3½  – 4 hours)
 
Flat rate up to max. 10 persons950.00
per additional participant95.00

Optional:
Cave Apéro per person
Grill, BBQ
Cave raclette
Spectacular fire & fakir show (approx. 20 minutes); flat rate
Lecture of the “Wätterschmöcker”; flat rate
Illustrated Hölloch anniversary book (special price)


15.00 – 35.00

45.00 – 85.00
58.00

280.00
190.00
48.00

Including
Certified cave guide SSH, entrance fee Hölloch, helmet with headlamp, guided cave tour, cave concert, VAT.

For the short tour with trial karst hike: additional guided karst hike and aperitif special.

Availability: This tour can be organised as a group tour all year round

Duration: approx. 2 hours; with cave aperitif approx. 2 1/2 hours, with a cave “raclette” approx. 3 1/2 hours.

Good to know: the temperature inside the cave is 6°C all year. The humidity is close to 100%.

Group size: Max. 25 – 30 participants per group

Meeting point: Hölloch Wärterhaus in 6436 Muotathal Stalden.

Requirements: The short tour is easily manageable even without great physical fitness; surefootedness is required, however. The difference in altitude is 150 meters. Suitable for children from about 6 years.

Bring along: warm clothes, solid shoes with you (ideal are hiking or trekking boots or a solid pair of slip resistant trail running shoes or trainers. Unsuitable are canvas sneakers, sandals, flip-flops and such.

Public short tours

These public tours are available on set dates and times from spring until autumn (during winter time on request). Ideal for single persons or small groups or families.
Please find the dates of these public tours and online booking option under this link. 

Price per person: 

  • CHF 15.00 for pupils aged 6 – 15 years
  • CHF 35.00 for youths/adults from 16 years of age

Reservation: mandatory

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”.

Click here for Swiss Train & Bus Timetable

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.

Please check our Allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen

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).

Hölloch Outdoor

Herzlichen Dank für den unvergesslichen Event, den die ganze Firma sehr genossen hat. Es war spannend, abenteuerlich, lustig und sehr informativ. Wir empfehlen Sie gerne weiter.

S.H., April 2018 via Trekking Team Feedback-Formular

Hölloch Parcours

Es war alles top! Ich werde die Tour sicher weiterempfehlen und evt. selber auch mal eine längere Tour buchen. Es war einfach super, vielen Dank für dieses tolle Erlebnis!

A.W., September 2018 via Trekking Team Feedback-Formular

Hölloch Kurzführung

Unser Guide war äusserst kompetent, sehr unterhaltsam, grossartig. Er hat unsere Ansprüche in jeder Beziehung voll und ganz erfüllt. Seine Ausführungen waren unserem Wissensniveau angepasst. Sie waren gut verständlich, interessant und gespickt mit echtem Muotathaler Humor. Es ist ihm gelungen, sein enormes Wissen über die Entstehung der Höhle, über die Geologie, über die Erforschung der Höhle, über die Tierwelt in der Höhle in einer Art und Weise zu präsentieren, die alle Teilnehmenden fasziniert hat. Er wäre ein hervorragender Lehrer (als langjähriger Sekundarlehrer und Teacher Trainer kann ich das beurteilen). Es war eine reine Freude, ihm zuzuhören, und seine inspirierende Art der Führung hat sich in kürzester Zeit auf die ganze Gruppe übertragen. Das konnte man auch an den vielen Fragen der Teilnehmer feststellen. Im Auftrag meiner Kolleginnen und Kollegen, aber auch in meinem eigenen Namen, danken wir ganz herzlich für diese einmalige Führung..

J.M.H., August 2018 via Trekking Team Feedback-Formular