Lucerne - Lake Lucerne Region

In the middle of a large recreational area with lake, forests, Alps and mountains, you will find Giswil.

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In the summer Giswil offers many well marked and interesting hiking trails and a variety of walks through fields and forests. Giswil is the starting point for bike tours of various levels of difficulty. A particular delight is the mountain panorama and the views down into the lovely valley. A trip with lamas is a fascinating experience and on Fluonalp you can make your own cheese.


  • Gilswil's Alpine Magronen Path – 3½-hour hike with a mid-morning Alpine snack, cheese dairy tour and a plate of Swiss macaroni cheese with apple sauce on the Fluonalp.
  • Hiking Week "Sbrinz Route" – the discovery tour begins in Giswil and takes you via the passes of Brünig, Grimsel and Gries to Ponte in the Val Formazza. Get a close look at the mule traders lifestyle and work, and learn about the vivid and moving history of the Sbrinz-Route.

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