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Via Silva

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m 700 600 500 400 4,0 3,5 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Arth, Dorf Arth, Dorf

Arth - Schattenberg - Gadenstatt - Turmbann - Gadenstatt - Arth

The Via Silva is an adventure trail on the Rigi Nordlehne, which brings nature lovers closer to the many locations of a classic protection forest.

easy
4.4 km
1:30 h
200 m
200 m

Central Switzerland: circular hiking trail

On the Via Silva, awaiting you are a cosy forest path under beech, fir and other native tree species, a cosy picnic area with shelter, table, benches and barbecue, as well as a total of 50 informative and entertaining panels on the theme of the protection forest.

On the way along Via Silva, the clever, droll forest goblin Silvio accompanies nature lovers of all ages through the protection forest with questions, riddles and the occasional wink. The total length of the trail is 7 km, the walking time is about 2.5 hours.

The adventure trail Via Silva was deliberately designed with children in mind. The droll forest goblin Silvio introduces you to the forest theme with funny stories, surprising questions and brainteasers.

Author’s recommendation

The droll forest goblin Silvio inspires young and old. Let the goblin fever infect you too.
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Updated: April 24, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
621 m
Lowest point
421 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Die Via Silva führt durch einen Schutzwald in teilweise felsiges Gelände. Bleiben Sie deshalb immer auf dem gekennzeichneten Weg, meiden Sie bei heftigen Regenfällen und starkem Wind exponierte Stellen und verlassen Sie bei Sturm die Via Silva schnellstmöglich.

Start

Arth (421 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'682'169E 1'212'615N
DD
47.059463, 8.520232
DMS
47°03'34.1"N 8°31'12.8"E
UTM
32T 463565 5211883
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Destination

Arth

Turn-by-turn directions

Arth (421 m) - Schattenberg - Gadenstatt (438 m) - Turmbann - Boliwald (621 m) - Gadenstatt (428 m) - Arth (421 m)

The starting point of this circular route is at the chapel of St. Georg in Arth. The path leads over the Arth valley floor to the Rigilehne, continues along the old Arth Rigiweg uphill to the Boliweg and finally to the main and picnic area in the tower. The way back is then along the partly newly created footpath to the Boli ramp and past the Gadenstatt to the starting point.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The arrival is comfortable by train and bus:

Take bus no. 21 from Arth-Goldau railway station (bus stop Arth Dorf). The footpath to the boarding point of the Via Silva is marked with appropriate signposts from the main road, opposite the town hall square.

Getting there

When you arrive by car, please use the official parking spaces at the Catholic Church of Arth.

Parking

At the catholic church there are paid parking spaces available.

However, we recommend public transport instead of cars: lean back, be stress-free and do something good for the environment.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'682'169E 1'212'615N
DD
47.059463, 8.520232
DMS
47°03'34.1"N 8°31'12.8"E
UTM
32T 463565 5211883
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Wanderschuhe mit gutem Profil oder Trekkingschuhe, Regenjacke, Getränk, Verpflegung, eventuell Stöcke.

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Inessa Martin
October 07, 2019 · Community
Ist ne schöne Strecke, würde sie aber eher als mittelschwer einstufen... ist teilweise echt richtig steil und und bei Regen/ nassem Wetter nicht zu empfehlen... bei trockenem Wetter Top und hat auch ne gute Länge 😊
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.4 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
200 m
Descent
200 m
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