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Walks above the clouds

The loveliest walks above the low-lying cloud in Central Switzerland. Get out there into the warming autumn sunshine and enjoy distant views above the sea of clouds.
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Hiking Trail · UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch
Fürstein - a walk between Waldemme and Lake Sarnen
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 8.8 km
Duration 4:15 h
Ascent 690 m
Descent 690 m

This mountain walk on the Fürstein leads through the wonderful scenery of the UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch and Obwalden.

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from UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch,   UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
Nature Trail · Engelberg
Brunni Trail
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 7.3 km
Duration 2:19 h
Ascent 293 m
Descent 294 m

The Brunni Trail panoramic round walk is an educational trail through flowering alp pastures that offers unique views of the Titlis and surrounding ...

from Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus,   Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 9.4 km
Duration 2:34 h
Ascent 146 m
Descent 147 m

This thematic trail with nine interpretation panels offers a wealth of information on the region and the contrasts between then and now.

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from Schwyz Tourismus,   Schwyz Tourismus
Hiking Trail · Central Switzerland
Hämikon Berg - Horben - Hämikon Berg
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 11.2 km
Duration 2:57 h
Ascent 115 m
Descent 115 m

A walk with plenty of views above the sea of clouds.

from Seetal Tourismus,   Seetal Tourismus
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 17.1 km
Duration 5:22 h
Ascent 508 m
Descent 815 m

The walk starts on the Menzberg, which is often above the low-lying cloud in autumn, and takes you to the summit of the Napf with its fantastic views.

from Willisau Tourismus,   Willisau Tourismus
Hiking Trail · Weggis
Natural treasures on mount Rigi
Difficulty
Distance 8.7 km
Duration 2:49 h
Ascent 62 m
Descent 1,068 m

12 information panels are located on the trail between Rigi First and Hinterbergen. These panels offers an insight into the biodiversity of Mt Rigi ...

from Luzern Tourismus AG,   Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Hiking Trail · Ennetbürgen
Bürgenstock Cliff Path
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 4.4 km
Duration 1:43 h
Ascent 275 m
Descent 275 m

The cliff path, which takes you past striking rock ledges and beneath trees, offers incredible views of Lake Lucerne and the surrounding mountains. 

from Luzern Tourismus AG,   Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Difficulty
Distance 21.8 km
Duration 6:39 h
Ascent 483 m
Descent 981 m

The mountain pass area of the Klausen is without doubt one of the most scenic in Switzerland. The route follows the high-level Schächental path ...

from Luzern Tourismus AG,   Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Hiking Trail · Gurtnellen
Arni-Gurtnellen Dorf
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 6.5 km
Duration 1:55 h
Ascent 46 m
Descent 482 m

The easy hike from Arni to Gurtnellen village leads through gnarled mountain forests and colourful flower-spangled meadows, past rustic Alpine ...

from Andermatt-Urserntal Tourismus GmbH / Tel. +41 41 888 71 00 / info@andermatt.ch / www.andermatt.ch,   Andermatt-Urserntal Tourismus GmbH
Hiking Trail · Sarnen
Over the Schlierengrat
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 10.4 km
Duration 3:16 h
Ascent 419 m
Descent 419 m

This wonderful round walk in the largest continuous stretch of moorland in Switzerland is notable for its views and the diversity of its flora.

from Obwalden Tourismus,   Obwalden Tourismus