Hiking In the Toggenburg Region of Switzerland

Hiking In the Toggenburg Region of Switzerland

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Hiking In the Toggenburg Region of Switzerland

A Hike to Gamplüt

 

Hiking In the Toggenburg Region of Switzerland

There is fabulous hiking to be had all over Switzerland and some of the most interesting trails can be found just an hour away from Zurich. The beautiful region of Toggenburg is well known for skiing and Winter sports, but offers a whole host of trails such as the one to Gamplüt which we took the other day.

Hiking In the Toggenburg Region of Switzerland

There is the very long, Toggenburg Mountain Tour, which is a total of 87 kilometers going from Wildhaus to Wil. However, plenty of shorter hikes like the one to Gamplüt, and others which we have listed below, all enable you to enjoy the beauty of Toggenburg region on foot.

Hiking In the Toggenburg Region of Switzerland

There is even the “barefoot walk” along the high moor of Rietbach near Krummenau, which gives you a great opportunity to discover rare flowers and fauna.

Hiking In the Toggenburg Region of Switzerland

The whole area offers plenty of choice for hikers, beneath the Säntis mountain and the seven striking Churfirsten peaks, with beautiful vistas at each turn. In fact Toggenburg has a total of 20 sign-posted routes, each between 13 and 44 kilometers long, and  there are also some beautiful mountain lakes you can hike to, such as the Gräppelensee, the Schönenbodensee and the Schwendi Lakes.

Hiking In the Toggenburg Region of Switzerland

We started hiking from the Dorfplatz in Unterwasser in the direction of Wildhaus. We then followed the sign in front of the Hotel Sternen to the Thur waterfalls and on to Gamplüt then Wildhaus.

Hiking In the Toggenburg Region of Switzerland

We went in early Autumn as the leaves were just beginning to turn golden. However, the landscape is stunning all year round.

Hiking In the Toggenburg Region of Switzerland

 

Hiking In the Toggenburg Region of Switzerland

The impressive Thur waterfall.

Hiking In the Toggenburg Region of Switzerland

Hiking In the Toggenburg Region of Switzerland

You can even sit down to take in the beautiful views.

Hiking In the Toggenburg Region of Switzerland

As well as hiking there are some fun activities on offer too.

Hiking In the Toggenburg Region of Switzerland

If this has whet your appetite to explore the region a little more, see below for details of some specific trails you might like to choose.

Hiking In the Toggenburg Region of Switzerland

List of Some Key Hiking Trails and things to do around Toggenburg 

Have fun exploring this stunning region!

Hiking In the Toggenburg Region of Switzerland

All photos by Carmen Sirboiu

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