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Gersau Adventure Trail

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  • Ausblick vom Kirchenflueloch auf Gersau
    Ausblick vom Kirchenflueloch auf Gersau
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Gersau - Bueel - Rueteli - Sellen - Chollerboden - Mettlen - Rotacher - Gersau

This adventure trail is marked with "Nature on the trail" signs and leads half on natural paths and half on asphalted roads.

moderate
Distance 5 km
1:55 h
282 m
282 m
685 m
434 m

The starting point of your circular hike is the Gersau boat station. On the mountain hiking trail you should definitely plan a visit in the Kirchenflueloch, where you not only have a breathtaking view of Gersau, but also the lake and Mt. Pilatus in the background as the crowning glory of this instructive hiking route.

Interesting habitats are portrayed at these seven stations. You will get to know valuable facts about 40 different plants, shrubs and trees.

At further eight stations point to the geological peculiarity of the Gersau region. They come across glacier reserves, round polished rocks, mighty granite boulders but also shell fossils. The village of Gersau lies on a large stream debris cone, which was formed geologically in recent times. In the Acher area, you can get to know the interesting facts about water use at a high-pressure micro hydroelectric power station.

For your information 

You can find the current operating status of the railways and hiking trails here .

In order to let our next generation also be inspired from the Queen of the Mountains, may we ask you to dispose of your own waste at Rigi Stations. Thank you.

 

Author’s recommendation

At the end of this eventful tour, I usually treat myself with a piece of Gersau's traditional Cheesepie.
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Author
Gäste-Service Rigi / Schwyzer Wanderwege
Update: May 27, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
685 m
Lowest point
434 m
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Track types

Asphalt 52.50%Forested/wild trail 24.72%Path 17.69%Road 8.23%
Asphalt
2.6 km
Forested/wild trail
1.2 km
Path
0.9 km
Road
0.4 km
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Rest stops

Steak House
Restaurant Schiff
Hotis Seerestaurant Pauli
Gasthaus Tübli
Restaurant Traube

Start

Gersau (433 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'682'599E 1'204'999N
DD
46.990913, 8.524506
DMS
46°59'27.3"N 8°31'28.2"E
UTM
32T 463844 5204264
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Destination

Gersau

Turn-by-turn directions

From the village of Gersau towards Brunnen along the lake. Keep left after the church and go up on the stairs towards Büel, Rüteli Sellen, continue to Kirchenfluejoch, Cholerboden. Then follows with descent from Mettlen, via Eggiwald, to the Nielen bridge, then to the Acher and Rotacher down to Gersau. 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Arrive comfortably with train and bus:

Take the train to Brunnen train station, then with Bus Line 2 from Brunnen to Gersau. SBB timetable

Getting there

A4 highway - exit Brunnen - main road to Gersau

Parking

You will find parking spaces in Gersau for a fee.

However, we recommend you to arrive by public transportations instead of cars: just lean back, enjoy and do something good for the environment.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'682'599E 1'204'999N
DD
46.990913, 8.524506
DMS
46°59'27.3"N 8°31'28.2"E
UTM
32T 463844 5204264
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

High profiled hiking boots or trakking boots, rain coat, drinks, food and walking sticks, when possible.

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Jürgen Wintner
March 24, 2020 · Community
Dienstag, 24. März 2020 6:11:10 Nachm.
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Dienstag, 24. März 2020 6:11:28 Nachm.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5 km
Duration
1:55 h
Ascent
282 m
Descent
282 m
Highest point
685 m
Lowest point
434 m
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