This trail is one of 67 wheelchair accessible trails across Switzerland described on the Mobility International Switzerland website:Engelberg – a well-known and popular excursion destination. This round tour leads from the impressive monastery to the picturesque River Aa and constantly affords wonderful views of idyllic rural landscapes and the spectacular mountain panorama.The starting point is in Engelberg itself. The section leads through the village directly to the grandiose entrance of the famous Benedictine monastery. Here you can delight in the gloriously laid out grounds within the history-steeped monastery walls. After this first rewarding stop, the route leads out into a lush natural world. Now begins a tour through the wonderful Bergtal valley, with intoxicating, far-reaching views over a gently rolling landscape framed by impressive mountains with snow-capped peaks. Now and then you spot picturesque farmsteads and small hamlets in the distance. You move along an easy path and involuntarily immerse yourself in the peace and tranquillity of nature. A branch-off leads to the River Aa, which flows along a wide river bed lined by wild vegetation. Part of the stretch leads through light woodland before views again open up over the idyllic, peaceful valley The route then leads back to Engelberg. There are several attractive options for taking a break along entire route.
The Mobility International Switzerland website provides accessibility information on all the trails listed on the site including:
- how to get to the start of a trail and how to depart from the end point
- the location of accessible bathrooms along each trail including descriptions and photos
- descriptions of the terrain and the fitness level required at each stage of a trail
- information on the accessibility of places of interest along a trail
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