From the City to the Hills via the Canyon


Solothurn (Vorstadt): Stadt

Solothurn (Vorstadt): Stadt

Kanton Solothurn: Weissenstein, Jura

Kanton Solothurn: Weissenstein, Jura

A multifaceted hiking tour: It begins in the heart of Solothurn and takes you through outlying areas to the romantic wilderness of a canyon blessed with a chapel and hermitage, and then on a gentle trail along the foot of the Jurassic Mountains to your destination, Grenchen, the watch city.

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Technical information

Begin of tour:Solothurn
End of tour:Grenchen
Technical requirements:easy
Physical fitness:easy
Distance:17 km
Total altitude meters:392 m
Hiking time:4:30
Culmination point:633 m
Season:January through December
Gastronomy:Solothurn, Rüttenen, Oberdorf, Lommiswil,Grenchen
Access starting point:By train from Olten or Berne
Access point of arrival:By train from Solothurn or Biel


Solothurn - St. Niklaus - Verenaschlucht - Einsiedelei - Rüttenen - Oberdorf - Lommiswil - Rütenen - Allmend - Studen - Grenchen

While you benefit on the first part of the hiking tour from the cool temperature in the canyon, on the other stages of the tour you will enjoy a magnificent view of the Mittelland, of the Aare River meandering through the Valley, and of the Alps in the background.

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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.

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