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Tourist route: Sempach-Ruswil-Sempach

Route
Cycling
Length
42.5 km
Travel time
3 ½ h
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A picturesque cycle tour centred on Switzerland’s largest farming municipality. Marvel at the phenomenal panorama and beautiful old farmhouses.
From Sempach the route heads for Neuenkirch and up the Homberg, which is on the south flank of the Ruswilerberg. The panorama that unfolds more than makes up for the effort of getting here: the alpine chain with its mighty peaks spans the entire horizon from east to west, with the Pilatus appearing to be only a stone’s throw away.

 

From Homberg, you follow the route down to Ruswil, the largest farming municipality in Switzerland. The landscape of rolling hills is dotted with scattered farming communities. Numerous farms established themselves here on the sun-soaked slopes over the years, many of them having now evolved into imposing farmsteads. Alongside the farmhouses, Ruswil boasts grand country houses, ancient peat barns and, of course, its charming village centre. 

 

The route passes high above Lake Sempach via Buttisholz and Huprächtigen on its return to Sempach.

Technical details

Tour type
Cycling
Starting point
Sempach
Point of arrival
Sempach
Difficulty
Medium
Condition
3 / 6
Ascent
811 m
Descent
605 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Directions
Sempach-Neuenkirch-Homberg-Ruswil-Buttisholz-Huprächtigen-Sempach
Safety information
No waymarking
Author’s advice
The Homberg offers distant views of the region. Take advantage of your presence in Ruswil to visit the parish church or play a round of golf at the Rottal golf course (open to the public).
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Accessible by bus and train
Yes