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The Rontal Valley High Trail from Honau to Ebikon

Honau - Feldhof - Obermettlen - Widacher - Schloss Hünenberg - Ebikon

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Honau - Feldhof - Obermettlen - Widacher - Schloss Hünenberg - Ebikon

Published/updated on 28.03.2019 by GabrielleMerk | 22875 points
 | Date of Tour: 23.03.2019 

To encourage people to connect with nature in an urbanized area, several communities in the Rontal Valley between Lucerne and Rotkreuz just recently (May 2018) completed a very nice 13-km high trail that runs from Honau to Ebikon. The... read more >>

To encourage people to connect with nature in an urbanized area, several communities in the Rontal Valley between Lucerne and Rotkreuz just recently (May 2018) completed a very nice 13-km high trail that runs from Honau to Ebikon. The trail consists mostly of forest or farm roads, with a few brand new accesses through the forest (signs warn that surefootedness is required, but the paths, though narrow, are not difficult).

Along the way are several biotopes of national importance for proliferation of amphibians, several picnic spots perfect for barbecuing, playgrounds, a Kneipp Garden (opens in May), and several lovely farms offering natural biological products in their little shops. One farm even has a small bistro patio!

Along the way you can see all across Switzerland's Central Plateau, and if the air is clear, a fabulous view of Mount Pilatus is had, especially at the start of the trail in Honau. The trail is great for families and can be accessed from several bus stops at the valley bottom. Flyers can be obtained along the way, especially at the farms, but also at the community halls in the towns below.

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Published/updated on 28.03.2019 by GabrielleMerk (22875 points) | Date of Tour: 23.03.2019

Route Infos

Region
Central Switzerland
Time Required
3 hours 30 minutes
Distance
13 km
Ascent
427 m
Descent
427 m
Max. Altitude
660 m
Min. Altitude
440 m
Season Start / Season End
March - December
Level of Difficulty (Hiking)
Panorama
Experience
Points of Interest
Various biotopes // Kneipp garden // Barbecuing Areas // Water playground // Hünenberg Castle near Rütimatt
Starting Point
Honau
Starting Point with Public Transport
Destination
Ebikon
Return with Public Transport
Places to Eat
Farms along the way, Picnic areas
Things to Note
Three short steep segments through the forests have been newly created to complete the trail. As these sections are fairly new, the trail is not yet well-worn. // The Kneipp Garden costs 5 SFr. for adults and 3 SFr. for children. This is for upkeep of the facility. // This tour is very good to do with children

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Ich war sehr überrascht wie gut angelegt dieser neuer Weg ist. Einfach zu gehen, und...

Rating: 4/6

Hiked on 23.03.2019 by UrnerUrs

Ich war sehr überrascht wie gut angelegt dieser neuer Weg ist. Einfach zu gehen, und viele Aussichten und viel Interessantes unterwegs, auch für Kinder. Unterwegs sind kleine Abschnitte auf geteerten Strasse, aber ansonsten viel Abwechslung. Am 5. Mai gibt es ein Wanderfest zur Saisoneröffnung, mit kulinarischem und musikalischem Angebot von den drei Haupthöfen unterwegs.

 

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