5. Woodland walks in Solothurn

“Could there be a lovelier region than the Leimental in Solothurn? Thanks to the mild climate, vast oak forests and bushes thrive here. Flower-adorned meadows delight the eyes, the nose and the heart. Abundant stone fruit gardens present their richness in colour during the change of the seasons. A region with curves, with nooks and corners, with fluid green national and cantonal borders. It's no surprise that you encounter so many castles, churches and crosses in the forest.”

Elias Kurt

Information
Walking time: Total length of the route 44 km. Enjoy the woodland walk in partial routes:

  • Mariastein–Flüh: 10.5 km (3 h, 450 metres elevation)
  • Mariastein–Metzerlen: 16 km (4–5 h, 670 metres elevation)
  • Hofstetten: 13 km (3–4 h, 520 metres elevation)
  • Rodersdorf–Burg i.L.: 17 km (4 h, 400 metres elevation)

Metres in altitude: According to the partial route, the elevation along the woodland walk varies between 370 m a.s.l. and 870 m a.s.l.

Difficulty
Technical: light
Challenging run: Landskron–Flüh
Physical: medium
(good shoes, healthy joints)

Good to know
Signposted with woodland walking signposts starting from the Ettingen, Witterswil, Flüh, and Rodersdorf train stations, Postautostation Dorfplatz Burg i.L., the Metzleren Dorf post bus station, Mariastein post bus station, Metzerlenstrasse post bus station, Mariastein Klosterplatz post bus station, Mariastein junction Rotberg post bus station. www.sbb.ch

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5. Woodland walks in Solothurn

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