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 difficult
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.

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
Nature Trail · Switzerland
Lake Sihl panoramic path
recommended route Difficulty easy closed
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.

from Schwyz Tourismus,   Schwyzer Wanderwege
Hiking Trail · Central Switzerland
Hämikon Berg - Horben - Hämikon Berg
recommended route Difficulty easy Open
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 · Switzerland
Natural treasures on mount Rigi
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,   Schwyzer Wanderwege
Hiking Trail · Switzerland
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
recommended route 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,   Ferienregion Andermatt
Hiking Trail · Central Switzerland
Rigi - Seebodenalp "Path of Grüezi"
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 4.4 km
Duration 1:30 h
Ascent 7 m
Descent 744 m

Rigi Kulm – Rigi Staffel – Holderen – Seebodenalp An asphalt path connects Rigi Kulm to Rigi Staffel. From Rigi Staffel, the descent to ...

from Gäste-Service Rigi,   Gäste-Service Rigi
Hiking Trail · Central Switzerland
A Tour to Valley and Summit - Mt. Rigi Section
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 4
Distance 8 km
Duration 2:45 h
Ascent 371 m
Descent 495 m

Rigi Kaltbad - Kaenzeli - Rigi Kulm - Chaeserenholz - Rigi Kloesterli A route full of highlights. From the view at Rigi Kaenzeli where Queen ...

from Gäste-Service Rigi / Schwyzer Wanderwege,   Schwyzer Wanderwege