Lose yourself in the mesmerising lake and mountain panorama on this round tour through pristine scenery from Lake Sempach into the Rot valley and back.
Distance 38.4 km
Highest point729 m
Lowest point504 m
As you leave the Suren valley floor after Sempach and Neuenkirch and slowly climb the flank of the Ruswilerberg, you understand where the tour’s name of Panoramic Route comes from. The views from here are incomparable. Rising above Littau and Malters is the extended flank consisting of the Schwandenegg, Blatterberg and Sonnenberg, which stands like a guardian in front of the Pilatus massif, thrusting mightily skywards. Calling to mind a beauty contest, the Pilatus stands alongside a chain of alpine peaks populating the horizon from left to right.
The route follows delightful trails and passes ancient farmsteads as it descends into the Rot valley to Buttisholz and Grosswangen. You return to the Suren valley and the idyllic shores of Lake Sempach via the Leidenberg, from where you can enjoy views of the lake that lies at the heart of our region.
Alongside the amazing views, you will find it worthwhile pausing at the Swiss Paraplegic Centre in Nottwil or the Mittler farmstead in Huprächtigen, which dates from 1734.