May 15, 2018 - 5:21 PM
I am looking for help verifying the logistics of doing the Napf ridge walk trail hike relying on public transportation. From my research, I understand that the trail runs from Luderenalp to Mettlenap. I understand that the 204 bus runs between Mettlenap and Trubschachen a couple of times on Saturday and Sunday. On the other end of the itinerary, there is a another bus, 285 that runs between Langnau and Luderenalp. Thus it looks like one could leave Langnau on bus and get to Luderenalp as early as 8:30 to begin the hike, which is about 4 hrs in length. From Mettlenap, the afternoon departure is around 4 pm or 16:00.
A follow up question I have is how do people do this trail on days other than Saturday and Sunday? (Even with a car, which I don't plan to have, it seems like you would be stranded on one end or the other.)
Second follow up question: I would love to see a sunset on these vistas. In fact, this is one of the reasons I am not satisfied with my research thus far (because I can't stay a night in the Napf due to leaving Switzerland on Sunday). Any recommendations on places to stop once one has made the Trubschachen connection to return back to main transportation links?
Final follow up: I am faced with the choice of doing this trip or doing a quick trip to Wengen. I have old family roots in the Emmental and just kind of want to experience it so I am leaning toward doing this trip. Also, Wengen seems expensive and like a gamble weatherwise. I am going at the very beginning of June. I will keep an eye on the weather for both places as it gets closer.
Thank you in advance for any advice/reflections you might share!