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Our trail recommendations in spring

Spring not only brings warmer temperatures and blossoming landscapes, but also the perfect opportunity to explore nature and experience new adventures. For all outdoor enthusiasts and explorers, the Foxtrails in Switzerland offer a unique opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the surroundings while solving tricky puzzles. From idyllic lakes to historic old towns, every Foxtrail offers an unforgettable experience. Here are some of the best Foxtrails that promise a particularly delightful hike in spring.

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Foxtrail Alti, Lausanne (Western Switzerland region)

Alti is not for sofa-sitters: after starting at Lausanne railway station, the trail continues into the Sauvabelin forest. You reach the observation tower from where you can admire Lausanne, the surrounding mountains and Lac Léman. The trail leads you back to the city centre via Sauvabelin-Seeli. Impressive landmarks such as the Place de la Riponne with its magnificent zoological museum and the famous Lausanne Cathedral line your route. You pass through the pretty alleyways of the old town and end up in the Bessière district.

The Foxtrail Alti offers a particularly charming walk through the Sauvabelin forest in spring, when nature is in full bloom and the warm rays of sunshine warm the city of Lausanne.

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Foxtrail Alti

Foxtrail Alti

2.5-3.5 Hours | CHF 32.00
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Foxtrail Aquae, Baden (Aargau region)

Aquae shows you unexpected corners of the spa town. Right at the start, you pass through the beautiful old town of Baden. Winding alleyways take you to a green spot and secret places. You enjoy the banks of the Limmat and discover the newly designed spa district while solving puzzles. The end of the trail takes you back to the city centre.

In spring, the old town of Baden shines in new splendour as the flowers begin to bloom and the sun warms the picturesque alleyways.

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Foxtrail Aquae

Foxtrail Aquae

2.5-3.5 Hours | CHF 32.00
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Foxtrail Baccara, Rapperswil (Zurich region & surroundings)

Out and about in the rose town of Rapperswil – the beach trail takes you past the children’s zoo until you come across a dreamy island at the HSR. From there, the route continues just as dreamlike: you explore the cute old town of Rapperswil and climb the stairs until you reach the castle complex on the hill. Here, the lake lies at your feet in all its splendour. Afterwards, you’ll meet some forest animals at the deer park before heading down to the lakeside path for the finale.

The Foxtrail Baccara offers a romantic walk through the rose town of Rapperswil in spring, when the flowers begin to bloom and the warm rays of the sun illuminate the castle grounds and the lake in all their splendour.

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Foxtrail Baccara

Foxtrail Baccara

3-4 Hours | CHF 36.00
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Foxtrail Conexus, Kreuzlingen (Eastern Switzerland region)

At Conexus you can experience two countries on one trail. The start is in Switzerland at Kreuzlingen railway station. You pass through a park and reach the pedestrian border – one step and you’re in Germany. You stroll through the alleyways of Constance and past Bodanplatz. After this excursion, you return to Switzerland, where the trail takes you through a residential neighbourhood, cemetery park and fitness park. At the border crossing, please take a valid ID with you!

In spring, the Foxtrail Conexus offers a unique opportunity to experience the awakening nature along the border between Switzerland and Germany while walking through parks and alleyways.

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Foxtrail Conexus

Foxtrail Conexus

3.5-4.5 Hours | CHF 29.00
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Foxtrail Cyan, Basel City (Basel region & surroundings)

Follow Fredy’s trail through two different old towns in Basel: at the beginning, the trail takes you right through the city centre – past Aeschenplatz, the city’s most important transport hub. At St. Alban-Tor Park, you first discover the historical side of the city and then follow winding paths and bridges to the banks of the Rhine. From there, Cyan takes you further into Kleinbasel’s old town. Enjoy the panoramic view on the Mittlere Brücke for a moment before diving into the Grossbasel Old Town. The city presents itself at its best here with the artistically painted historic town hall and the Gothic Basel Minster. After a short detour to the amusing Tinguely Fountain, the trail ends at Barfüsserplatz.

The Foxtrail Cyan offers a magical walk through Basel’s old town centres in spring, when the blossoming flowers adorn the historic squares and bridges.

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Foxtrail Cyan

Foxtrail Cyan

2.5-3.5 Hours | CHF 32.00
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Foxtrail Castello, Thun (Bern region & surroundings)

This Foxtrail promises enjoyable hours by the water. You pick up the trail in the Gwatt neighbourhood and walk along the beach path. Lake Thun glistens beside you as you walk to the sweet Grunderinseli. The Schadaupark has a particularly beautiful surprise in store for you next: Schadau Castle in front of the marvellous mountain panorama tempts you to daydream. In the heart of Thun, you arrive at the famous Mühleplatz square and continue to the lock bridge over the River Aare to the end of the trail.

In spring, the Foxtrail Castello offers a picturesque walk along Lake Thun, when the blossoming flowers adorn the banks and parks and Schadau Castle shines against the imposing mountain panorama.

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Foxtrail Castello

Foxtrail Castello

2.5-3.5 Hours | CHF 32.00
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Foxtrail Galileo, Lugano (Ticino region)

Off to the lofty heights of Lugano: after a short walk through a residential neighbourhood and the Parco del Tassino, you reach the ‘Funicolare’, as the disused funicular railway is called. From there, take the stairs down to the lake and the church of Santa Maria degli Angioli. After the chase through the pretty alleyways of the old town, you pass Piazza Reforma and finish the trail near the railway station.

The Foxtrail Galileo offers a wonderful walk through the breezy heights of Lugano in spring, when the blossoming flowers adorn the alleyways of the old town and the warm rays of sunshine warm Lake Lugano.

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Foxtrail Galileo

Foxtrail Galileo

2.5-3.5 Hours | CHF 32.00
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Foxtrail Gallus, St. Gallen (Eastern Switzerland region)

Discover the old town of St. Gallen and the Drei Weieren! The trail starts with the Appenzellerbahn railway, which takes you out into nature. From the Notkersegg monastery, you walk into the beautiful Drei Weiher area. The green landscapes and views as far as Lake Constance offer a special treat for the eyes. Then it’s off to the old town of St. Gallen. Historical highlights await you there with the world-famous Abbey Library and the Abbey Square.

In spring, the Foxtrail Gallus offers an idyllic walk through the countryside around St. Gallen, when the meadows and forests glow in lush green and the warm rays of sunshine allow you to enjoy the view as far as Lake Constance.

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Foxtrail Gallus

Foxtrail Gallus

2.5-3.5 Hours | CHF 32.00
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Foxtrail Poseidon, Lucerne city (Lucerne region & surroundings)

The trail quickly takes you away from the concrete and into the green oasis of the city. The Dreilindenpark not only offers nature, but also wonderful views. Then it’s down the hill and through the Wesemlin neighbourhood. The destination is the Rotsee, which lies in a wonderful nature reserve. At the very end, Poseidon takes you back to the city centre, where you visit the famous Lion Monument.

In spring, the Poseidon Foxtrail offers a refreshing walk through the green oasis of Lucerne, when the flowers begin to bloom and the warm rays of the sun bathe the city in a sea of colour.

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Foxtrail Poseidon

Foxtrail Poseidon

2.5-3.5 Hours | CHF 32.00
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Foxtrail Schatz, Thun (Bern region & surroundings)

From Thun railway station, you can quickly reach the picturesque village of Hünibach. The trail takes you through the forest and to Hilterfingen, the village on the Riviera of Lake Thun. You continue to the boat quay and along the village stream through a pretty neighbourhood. The real treasure of the trail follows in Hünegg Park: a fairytale atmosphere surrounds the magnificent Hünegg Castle. You then return to Thun, where you explore the Schlossberg and the town church. The route then takes you up the beautiful church steps past the historic pavilion into the old town, where you can admire the lock bridge shortly before your destination.

In spring, the Foxtrail Schatz offers an enchanting walk along Lake Thun, when the blossoming flowers adorn the banks and parks and Hünegg Castle in Hünegg Park exudes a fairytale atmosphere.

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Foxtrail Schatz

Foxtrail Schatz

3-4 Hours | CHF 32.00
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Foxtrail Soletta, Solothurn (Western Switzerland region)

Soletta starts with a short bus ride to the almost 340-year-old Capuchin monastery. The trail continues via Amthausplatz and the town park to the banks of the River Aare. There it follows the Aare until the trail ends near the railway station.

In spring, the Foxtrail Soletta offers a refreshing walk along the Aare, when the blooming flowers line the banks and the warm rays of the sun bathe the city in a sea of colour.

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Foxtrail Soletta

Foxtrail Soletta

2.5-3.5 Hours | CHF 32.00
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Immerse yourself in the springtime splendour of Switzerland and let Foxtrail inspire you to explore new things. Whether you want to stroll through historic old towns, walk along the riverbanks or wander through green parks, Foxtrail offers something special for every taste. Enjoy the blossoming nature, the warm rays of sunshine and the exciting puzzles on our trails and get ready for unforgettable adventures in Switzerland.

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If our selection doesn’t meet your expectations or the trails are not near you, there are over 70 other trails in Switzerland for you to explore in different regions.

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