This is indeed the case of the for the Entlebuch Valley, the narrow valley full of gorges, with the Kleine Emme flowing through it, between Schrattenfluh, Napf and the Luzerner Hinterland. It is thanks to its remoteness that the Entlebuch Valley has remained as intact as it has. It still has unique alpine moors, and the people who live here still engage in traditional forest and agricultural cultivation. Therefore, the valley's chances to become a UNESCO Natural Biosphere Reserve Site candidate are quite good. Hikers will want to explore this beautiful region. Start in Sörenberg, where Switzerland's largest Alpine moor system lies just underneath the Schrattenfluh, Rothorn and Hohgant. Or they may prefer to explore the Moor Didactic Trail of Entlebuch, weaving the beauty of the Finster Forest into the lovely landscapes so typical for this region.
The colourful spectacle of moors in the Salwideli region. The red-orange moorland plants stand in contrast to the dark spruces and pines. We will learn more about the moors and engage all of our senses in the process: walking barefoot over soft ground coverings, taking in the scent of burning peat and nibbling various nuts.
How to get thereDrive or take public transportation from Lucerne via Schlüpfheim (in the summer also via Sarnen).
from Bern via Langnau i.E. and Schüpfheim to Sörenberg.
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.