Begin of tour: Elm station
Access starting point: Ride to Elm by train, starting at the Ziegelbrücke bridge, from Schwanden by bus
Point of arrival: Bahnhof Schwanden
Access point of arrival: Ride to Schwanden by train, starting at Ziegelbrücke
Hiking time: 04:00 h
Distance: 15 km
Physical fitness: medium difficulty
Difference in elevation: 450 m
Season: May to October (in winter only from Engi to Elm)
Gastronomy: Elm, Matt, Engi, Schwanden
Overnight: Hotels or a selection of bed&breakfast places,as well as farm vacations
Literature: Hiking Map SAW Sardona 1:50'000 und SAW Lachen 1:50'000
At the end of the 18th century, life was less serene here. In rapid succession Austrian, French and Russian troops came into the valley. The Russians, not used to the mountains, retreated in those days before the French via the Panixertal Valley to the Sern Valley.
Elm – Matt – Engi – Schwanden
The fifteen kilometer Suworow Trail is perfectly marked. It always follows the lively Sernf River, at times on the right bank, at times on the left. The Steinbogenbrücke, an arched stone bridge and a protected monument, crosses the trail at Engi. Buses of the Sernftal bus company link Elm with Schwanden. If you consider the fifteen kilometer distance to be too long, you can board the bus (or disembark) in Engi - at the entrance to the village or at the end, as well as in Matt.
The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.