Toggenburg follows the course of the Thur River in an almost 50-kilometer arc from its origins between the mighty Säntis Massif and peaks of the Churfirsten up to the town of Wil. Many creative events and offerings attract visitors in summer to the lush green hiking region and in winter to the familiar winter sports areas.
Vast moorlands and pine forests characterise the landscape on the Alp Flix. Hikers appreciate the charm of this high plateau with its gurgling brooks and flower-covered meadows. The circular walk from Sur to the idyllic moorland lakes, Lake Neir and Lake Blos, reveals the extraordinary beauty of this "treasure chest of nature".
A natural spectacle in a class of their own are the 600m long Engstligen waterfalls. Under preservation since 1948, these are the second longest falls in Switzerland.
The two little towns of Avenches and Payerne are set on the wide Broye Plain in the canton of Vaud, near its border with Fribourg. The gentle rolling hills between the Lakes of Murten and Neuchâtel, the vineyards and the nature reserves are ideal for walking and cycling. Avenches, formerly Aventicum, the capital of Roman Helvetia, boasts a unique heritage from Roman times.