Circular hike in the Napf region

Hiking and contrast bath (all inclusive)

This hiking tip includes two highlights: the pristine Napf mountain region with its highest summit the Napf, and the idyllic Luthern Bad, a place of pilgrimage with a revitalising arm and foot bath.

The ascent leads us over the steep Alpine meadows and through the forest to the summit of the Napf with its wonderful panoramic views out over the Lucerne hinterland, the Emmental, the Alps and as far as the Jura. We can gather our strength at the Napf mountain hotel before setting off on the descent. Running along the border with Bern, the path first leads westwards and then veers to the north on the way back to Luthern Bad. It’s well worth staying a bit longer here to pay a visit to the Badbrünneli chapel and the modern arm and foot bath.

Did you know that there are no roads or trains that lead up to the Napf? The only way up the mountain is with pure muscle power.

Tip: You can call in at Luther Lädeli, the self-service shop housed in a yurt, to stock up on provisions and purchase other products from the Luther valley. The Jurtendorf (yurt village) is a special place to stay.

Journey details

Duration 3 hours 30 min
Difficulty medium
Distance 8.6 Kilometres
Altitude difference 572 Metres
Arrival To get there, take the train to Zell LU. From there, change to Postbus route 282 to Luthern Bad.
Return travel For the return journey, take the Postbus from Luthern Bad to Zell LU and continue your journey back home by bus or train.

Additional information

Buy ticket

Buy your ticket from the SBB Shop or SBB Mobile app. You can also buy a ticket from the driver, at all ticket terminals, PostBus sales offices and at the counter of your nearest railway station.

Additional ticketing apps and online shops can be found in our overview.

Timetable / travel information

You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online here.

Timetable no. 60.282 Zell LU–Hüswil–Luthern–Luthern Bad

Timetable from Zell LU to Luthern Bad


For groups of 10 people or more, a reservation is required by no later than 4 p.m. on the previous day. Tel. 0848 100 222

Bicycle transport

No bicycle carrier systems available in/on the vehicle

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair accessibility is guaranteed in the Postbus

Registration by phone on 0848 100 222

Contact details


Willisau Tourismus
Hauptgasse 10
6130 Willisau

Route timetable

Route Direction Validity
281 Altbüron, Hiltbrunnen - St. Urban, Bahnhof from 12/12/2021 to 12/10/2022
281 Ufhusen, Käserei Dorf from 12/12/2021 to 12/10/2022
282 Luthern Bad, Dreilindenplatz from 12/12/2021 to 12/10/2022
282 Zell LU, Bahnhof from 12/12/2021 to 12/10/2022