103 Loipe Gisliflueh–Staffelegg
103 Loipe Gisliflueh–Staffelegg

Cross-country skiing

Loipe Gisliflueh–Staffelegg

Loipe Gisliflueh–Staffelegg

Staffelegg–Gislimatt–Staffelegg

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Loipe Gisliflueh–Staffelegg

Loipe Gisliflueh–Staffelegg

Varied circular route under the crest of the Gisliflue in the Jura mountains of Aargau. Partly through the wood, and partly along the wood's edge, the route provides magnificent views over the Jura mountains close by to the entire Alpine range.
When there is plenty of snow, the Gisliflue area, close to Aarau, offers plenty of sport and recreation in the regional park "Jurapark Aargau".

The Staffelegg Pass connects the capital of the canton with the region of Fricktal; the ski run starts at the mountain pass. In the typical Jura landscape, it is surrounded by several mountains with wonderful views, such as the Wasserflue (843 metres above sea level) and the eponymous Gisliflue (772 metres above sea level). The mountain is said to be one of the most beautiful lookout points in the entire canton. From the summit, you have a virtually all-round, 360-degree panorama of the midland, the Jura, the Alps and the Black Forest. Along the edge of the wood, the circular run first leads along the north side of the Homberg to Gatter. When the weather is good, the small clearing offers a fantastic view of the Alps. Up to the Gislimatt, the run meanders its way through the mixed beech forest under the Gisliflue ridge.

Shortly after the eastern turning point of the run, the Naturfreundehaus (Friends of Nature House), with food and drink on Sundays, is the perfect place for a break with a view over the Schenkenbergertal valley and of the ruined Schenkenberg Castle. The castle was built in the 13th century on the order of the Habsburgs. Some of the houses in the hamlet of Rischeln that you can see on the way back to the Staffelegg Pass were built with stones from the ruins.
Varied circular route under the crest of the Gisliflue in the Jura mountains of Aargau. Partly through the wood, and partly along the wood's edge, the route provides magnificent views over the Jura mountains close by to the entire Alpine range.
When there is plenty of snow, the Gisliflue area, close to Aarau, offers plenty of sport and recreation in the regional park "Jurapark Aargau".

The Staffelegg Pass connects the capital of the canton with the region of Fricktal; the ski run starts at the mountain pass. In the typical Jura landscape, it is surrounded by several mountains with wonderful views, such as the Wasserflue (843 metres above sea level) and the eponymous Gisliflue (772 metres above sea level). The mountain is said to be one of the most beautiful lookout points in the entire canton. From the summit, you have a virtually all-round, 360-degree panorama of the midland, the Jura, the Alps and the Black Forest. Along the edge of the wood, the circular run first leads along the north side of the Homberg to Gatter. When the weather is good, the small clearing offers a fantastic view of the Alps. Up to the Gislimatt, the run meanders its way through the mixed beech forest under the Gisliflue ridge.

Shortly after the eastern turning point of the run, the Naturfreundehaus (Friends of Nature House), with food and drink on Sundays, is the perfect place for a break with a view over the Schenkenbergertal valley and of the ruined Schenkenberg Castle. The castle was built in the 13th century on the order of the Habsburgs. Some of the houses in the hamlet of Rischeln that you can see on the way back to the Staffelegg Pass were built with stones from the ruins.
11 km | 1 Stage
300 m | 300 m
classic+skating | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Staffelegg, Passhöhe
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from December to February.
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Latest information on the snow situation:
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Signalization

Direction of signposting
The route is only signposted in one direction: Staffelegg–Riedematt–Gatter–Gislimatt–Staffelegg (anti-clockwise).

Hints

Ski hire and ski-run pass
Information on the local ski-run pass, cross-country skiing equipment hire and on possibilities of changing and showering:
www.skiriege-auenstein.ch
Cross-country ski trails in Swiss parks
This trail is located in the Jurapark Aargau.
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Contact

Geschäftsstelle Jurapark Aargau
Linn 51
5225 Bözberg
Tel. +41 (0)62 877 15 04
info@jurapark-aargau.ch
www.jurapark-aargau.ch

Services

Accommodation

B&B Hochuli
B&B Hochuli
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Herzberg-Haus für Bildung und Begegnung
Herzberg-Haus für Bildung und Begegnung
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Places

Staffelegg
Staffelegg
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Places of interest

Argovia Jurapark
Argovia Jurapark
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Signalization

Signalization
For cross-country skiing, follow the logo indicated on the turquoise signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
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