Their shrill whistling sounds are familiar to anyone who walks in the mountains. This easy hike is a good opportunity to watch the timid marmots and learn a lot about these cute rodents as you follow the themed trail.
Ride the Schönbiel or Wurzenbord chairlift (one of which is always in operation during the summer months) up from Bettmeralp. If you're lucky, you'll be able to hear or see the marmots from the lift. The hike starts right next to the mountain stations. Running down to the Bettmersee lake, the marmot discovery trail features four information points with fascinating facts about the elusive rodents. Keep your eyes and ears open: with a bit of luck you'll be able to see whole families of marmots along the way.
Variante A: Wurzenbord - Bettmersee
Special tickets called «In the marmots' empire» can be bought from Bettmeralp Bahnen cableways. The price includes the ride from Betten lower station to Bettmeralp and back and a one-way trip in the chairlift Schönbiel or Wurzenbord. (1 hour hiking time) Free flyer available at the Tourist Office.
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Tour history (B14002)
First published: Dienstag, 26. März 2013
Last updated: Mittwoch, 30. Dezember 2015
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