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Beautiful hike. We started at the castles and then further up the hill and then back down. The castles are worth the stop inside. Water, bathrooms in both and a cute cafe in the top one. We came across another set of ruins along the way and walked through a forest. It is mostly sunny but there is quite a bit of shade along the way.

Super petite balade avec les loulous qu’on a pu détacher tout au long de parcours

Petite balade sympathique pour un dimanche en famille

Absolutely stunning views and a very cool little historical village in the middle of the mountains! Be sure to eat lunch at the Meglisalp Gasthof Restaurant, best cordon bleu I've ever had!

An easy walk through cow fields and in the forest. There is some paved road at the beginning. We did it with two kids and a dog and made it a little longer than the official one. Still under 2 hours. Some pretty views from the top. A nice day hike from Geneva.

Great walk from St Saphorin to Lutry. Amazing views of the Alps and wine tasting on the way,

Sencillo y con algunos lugares singulares. Se puede parar a comer con unas bonitas vistas

over grown
2 months ago

Very rocky trail, so if your a human mountain goat all good...otherwise really nice, great views, shady and great for dogs on a hot day.

My wife was on this one with me, we parked at the main train station and walked about a mile through the streets and small village until we came to the Trail head, you can avoid this and just follow the road around and up and park somewhere near the Trail head and you will save a mile or so. Once you come to the little waterfall and river it goes to the right and switchbacks up until you get to the top will you come to a little farm town that takes about 10 minutes to walk through. There was a bench overlooking the valley and Alps which was nice when we had lunch. Then you proceed down the rest of the paved road which in total was about a mile and a half back to a dirt path which meanders down some switchbacks into the historical sites before you get down to the very bottom. A nice walk with great views from the top.

Lots of salamanders

I parked near the fire department, and started the trail which was a wide road for about a mile then kind of meandered through some hills And some forests, I made it up top where the castle was supposed to be I could not find any rooms, there was a park up there and some kind a monument and then I hiked back down to the car, not many views as you don’t gain much elevation other then up top.

5 months ago

Lovely and probably wonderful in dry conditions

This trail is a great and comprehensive way to see the heritage site, here are a few things I noticed: There seems to be a sort of suggested route marked by blue/yellow arrows but there are many trails you can use to get across the mountainside that go through the Vineyards or follow the streets. A lot of the trail is on active roads, just be careful! You go through a lot of very idyllic towns that have places to eat or drink, just be aware that many have quite limited hours and you may wish to plan accordingly. A few places sell grapes around harvest time, i bought some from a place that had just set them outside with a box for money using the honor system, it was 5 Swiss Francs for 4 bunches. This was in mid September. The trail is partly paved, partly gravel depending on your route. There are numerous portions with stairs. The trail offers exceptional views of the lake and the vineyards/towns along the way. It covers the bulk of the lakeside portion of the heritage site and though I’ve only been on this one trail here, I feel like it allowed me to see most of what the site has to offer.

Straight up good exercise

This hike offers amazing views from start to finish. There are several nice benches, picnic tables, and pergolas along the way. The trail is nearly all paved but does have several moderately sharp inclines. There were a few forks in the road at which it was tricky to tell the correct direction but using the AllTrails map was very helpful.

10 months ago

Took bus up to the top of the Furka Pass then came down to the Head of the Rhone area. Passed some cool Swiss Army fortifications along the way, some old, some new! The views down to the glacier, lake, and Rhone headwater cascade are amazing! Continued down to the Belvedere Hotel and tourist area. They wanted 9SF to get down near the lake. A terrific trek!

Exposed trail for most of the way. I took Gandola for the last stretch to complete because of dehydration on a very hot and humid day as well as time constraints. The hike has breathtaking views. The estimated time for the entire hike is about 5 hrs, but weather conditions can affect the total time taken. From Kriens to Frakmuntegg is a cable car that takes you more than half-way and then transfer to Gandola for the remainder of the journey. Since the hike is steep from Frakmuntegg, it is the difficult part of the hike. The advantage on this hiking route is that one can do the whole hike or the two halves depending on conditions and fitness level. Last Gandola leaving Pilatus is 5:30 pm during summer months. Hence it must be taken into account in the planning of this hike unless one intends to hike up and down.

10 months ago

Très belle randonnée que j'ai faite avec mon chien. Malheureusement j'ai eu la pluie sur le plateau. les passages difficiles sont très bien sécurisé. Il y a des panneaux didactiques dans la montée côté château. Il y a aussi la grotte aux fées à visité. Pour un parking plus facile et gratuit, il y a des places derrière la gare vers le cimetière.

11 months ago

Really beautiful trail through the Vineyards. Very easy terrain with mostly paved like walkways. There are some interesting uphill moments but not too terribly long or terribly difficult. In general I would highly recommend this really beautiful hike/walk through the Vineyards.

We took this route on a recommendation from hotel and agent at information station. It climbs mostly through the woods. Past the gondola station 2/3 up the trail descends through farmers pastures and then climbs again. The views along here what few there are - mostly to northest and south, no views of Lake Lucerne! I was disappointed in this recommendation! If you want beautiful views of the lake and alps take the route that begins in Alpnach!! We came down that way - absolutely no question which is the best approach! I cannot fathom why any local would recommend the other route !?!? Also would NOT consider this hard- tedious at times, but not hard

11 days ago

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