Rossweid-Salwiden moor round walk

Hiking Trail
10.0 km
Travel time
approx. 3 h
Tour details
Tour details
Rossweid-Salwiden moor round walk
Auf dem Sonnentauweg das Moor mit allen Sinnen erleben
Photo: Beat Brechbühl, UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
Rossweid-Salwiden moor round walk
Gondelbahn Sörenberg - Rossweid
Photo: Beat Brechbühl, UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
Rossweid-Salwiden moor round walk
Mit nackten Füssen die Moorlandschaft entdecken
Photo: Christian Perret, UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
Rossweid-Salwiden moor round walk
Moorlandschaft mit bunten Blumen verzaubern zwischen Rossweid und Salwideli
Photo: Gerry Nitsch, UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch
Walking through the loveliest moorland scener in the Alps.
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.

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Sörenberg, Rossweid
Point of arrival
Sörenberg, Rossweid
3 / 6
288 m
288 m
Best Time of Year
May, June, July, August, September, October
Rossweid-Schwarzenegghütte-Blattenegg-Blattenschwand-Turmschwand-Husegg-Alp Salwide-Rossweid
Safety information
The Salwideli area is home to a herd of suckler cows: keep quiet, keep your distance and don't scare them.

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Sturdy footwear and rain/sun protection recommended.
Author’s advice
  • Use the Rossweid gondola cableway for the initial ascent
  • Allow enough time for the Mooraculum water park
  • Descent by bikeboard
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Good to know

A free car park is available at the lower terminus of the Rossweid gondola cableway.
Arrival / Return journey
Drive to Schüpfheim, turn off at the Sörenberg junction and follow the road.
Accessible by bus and train
Public transport
Train to Schüpfheim, then PostBus to "Sörenberg Post". Then take the gondola cableway up to Rossweid.
Further information & links
Sörenberg Flühli Tourism
Rothornstrasse 21
CH-6174 Sörenberg
Tel. +41 41 488 11 85