“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” –Jawaharial Nehru
What a beautiful adventure the Swiss Path has offered us. We’ve been hiking, biking and camping with some views that are hard to describe in words. We drove there just by chance without even imagining what was waiting for us. It just happened to arrive in Brunnen late at night and woke up the next morning to see that we are in such a blissful place.
The Swiss Path (“Weg der Schweiz” in German) starts in Rütli and passes through Bauen, Flüelen, Sisikon, and Morschach, finishing at Brunnen. We started exploring it the other way round, but it really doesn’t make any difference. You can stay in any of the locations and start hiking in either direction. We stayed overnight in Brunnen, in a gorgeous campsite in Sisikon and finally in Flüelen. We spent almost a week exploring the region and the famous path (35km long), which makes a loop around one arm of Lake Lucerne. And if we were not sure before, after this trip Lake Lucerne has become our very favorite one between all big lakes of Switzerland. It is not only surrounded by astonishing Swiss Alps, but it’s also such a clear blue water, literally inviting you for a swim or to fall in meditation staring at it.
The path is broken into seven sections and we combined hiking with cycling to discover it. We also enjoyed a peaceful time in the Sisikon campground, located right by the lake, where we celebrated Roman’s birthday with a homemade cake (baked in the van) nice Swiss wine, a gorgeous view and good mood.
If Switzerland is on your travel list or if you’re already here and you haven’t seen the Swiss Path yet, we highly recommend planning a trip there as it’s a must-see for nature lovers and explorers.