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Rossweid-Salwiden moor round walk

Hiking Trail · UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch
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  • Die ersten Höhenmeter mit der Gondelbahn zurücklegen.
    / Die ersten Höhenmeter mit der Gondelbahn zurücklegen.
    Photo: Elge Kenneweg, UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
  • / Moorlandschaft mit bunten Blumen verzaubern zwischen Rossweid und Salwideli
    Photo: Gerry Nitsch, UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
  • / Mit nackten Füssen die Moorlandschaft entdecken
    Photo: Christian Perret, UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
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Walking through the loveliest moorland scener in the Alps.
easy
10 km
2:59 h
288 m
288 m
The moorland in the Rossweid-Salwiden region is part of the core zone of the UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch. The round walk is ideal for families, as it's not too long nor too steep and passes through some lovely and varied natural scenery. The children are sure to enjoy that.

Right at the start of the hike, the trail leads through the Mooraculum and along the Sonnentauweg trail at the Rossweid upper terminus. It's going to be difficult to lure the children away from the moor waterpark, but at the end of the walk you'll return to the playground - promise! The Sonnentauweg is a trail dotted with 17 interactive stations explaining the moor. You learn how a moor is created, find out about the moor dwellers and, above all, are encouraged to experience the moor with all your senses. After the Sonnentauweg, our hike leads past the Schwarzenegg refuge, around the Hundknubel and past the striking moors. Take off your shoes and walk barefoot through the slurping wetness - it'll do your feet a world of good. Always in view are the enchanting mountains - the Brienzer Rothorn chain to start with, and later the Schrattenfluh. The round walk leads via Alp Salwide back to Rossweid. Anyone wanting to go further can carry on down into the valley. Meanwhile the brave do the descent on bikeboards.

Author’s recommendation

  • Use the Rossweid gondola cableway for the initial ascent
  • Allow enough time for the Mooraculum water park
  • Descent by bikeboard
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Updated: May 05, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,636 m
Lowest point
1,347 m
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Safety information

The Salwideli area is home to a herd of suckler cows: keep quiet, keep your distance and don't scare them.

Tips, hints and links

Sörenberg Flühli Tourism
Rothornstrasse 21
CH-6174 Sörenberg
Tel. +41 41 488 11 85
www.soerenberg.ch

Start

Sörenberg, Rossweid (1,463 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.808697, 8.026985
DMS
46°48'31.3"N 8°01'37.1"E
UTM
32T 425762 5184365
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Destination

Sörenberg, Rossweid

Turn-by-turn directions

Rossweid-Schwarzenegghütte-Blattenegg-Blattenschwand-Turmschwand-Husegg-Alp Salwide-Rossweid

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Train to Schüpfheim, then PostBus to "Sörenberg Post". Then take the gondola cableway up to Rossweid.

Getting there

Drive to Schüpfheim, turn off at the Sörenberg junction and follow the road.

Parking

A free car park is available at the lower terminus of the Rossweid gondola cableway.

Coordinates

DD
46.808697, 8.026985
DMS
46°48'31.3"N 8°01'37.1"E
UTM
32T 425762 5184365
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Die Broschüre «Viele Wege führen ans Ziel» mit vielen interessanten Wandervorschläge erhalten Sie bei Sörenberg Flühli Tourismus oder im Broschüren-Shop auf www.soerenebrg.ch

Author’s map recommendations

Offizielle Karte der Schweizer Wanderwege 1:33'333 «Napf-Sörenberg», ISBN-Nummer 978-3-302-33321-2

Equipment

Sturdy footwear and rain/sun protection recommended.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
10 km
Duration
2:59h
Ascent
288 m
Descent
288 m
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