There are hikes that remain in your heart, and the trail leading from Col du Pillon to Arnensee (2 1/2 hours) is one of them. Gorgeous landscape, where the view moves from the glacier to the forest and the lakes. I am wild about nature, and Arnensee remains to me a magic place. As is Switzerland.Cows Along the PathLake Arnensee is one of the most enchanting areas of the Berner OberlandYou can reach Col du Pillon (1,546 m) with a 35 minutes bus ride from Gstaad, going through the nice villages of Feutersoey and Gsteig. From Col du Pillon, the trail leads to Lac Rénaud (25 minutes), a small mountain lake where you can stop for a coffee. The ascent continues, mostly gently, to Col de Voré (1,918 m), the highest point of the trail from where the view on the surrounding valleys is beautiful.Arnensee LookoutAfter around 30 minutes descent, you reach Seeberg (1,712 m), a little natural mountain lake and a perfect spot for a picnic or a little rest. From there down to Arnensee, the trail is simply gorgeous and it is likely to offer its best in mid-June to early July, when rhododendrons – covering the small hills – flower, coloring the hills in large fuchsia sports. After a while, the lake suddenly appears. And while looking at its blue-green water, you start dreaming for a bath!The descent eventually leads to Arnensee shore, where there is a little beach perfect for a refreshing swim. From there, you can circle the lake either on the left side or on the right one, until you reach Restaurant Huus am Arneenseeand its terrace on the lake. There you can taste the fishes catched in the lake – mainly trouts and bass – before starting the last part of the trail, mostly through the forest, down to Feutersoey(1 1/2 hour) to catch the bus to Gstaad.Thistles along Arnensee PathArnensee is a fantastic place also for families with small children and for those who are not willing to hike up and down the mountains. In summer, you can catch one of the buses driving up to the lake from Gstaad and back (3 rides in the morning and 3 in the afternoon).The walk around the lake is very pleasant and easy and does not take more than 1 1/2 hour, going quietly. Alternatively you can also rent a boat to cross the lake and just have some fun. If you happen to be in the Gstaad area, don’t miss the place!_______More reading: A Coastal Walk in New Plymouth 10 Responses Calogero Mira December 13th, 2012 Hiking through the Meadows to lake Arnensee, in Switzerland? Nice cows in a photo! Calogero Mira recently posted..A painting of Biddestone Village in Wiltshire Reply Jennifer March 26th, 2012 Love Switzerland and your post just added another spot to visit there! Hmm…maybe on my long weekend coming up! Jennifer recently posted..A Snowy Reindeer Sleigh Ride in Tromsø, Norway Reply ciki May 20th, 2010 wonderful darling simon. Looks like one of my dream holidays! Reply waitinginthedark May 20th, 2010 Then, you just have to come. I’d love to show you Switzerland, and the places where I grew up. And also a piece of Italy… I wait for you! Start planning your next holidays… Reply Bethany May 13th, 2010 found this through TBEX SU site and I love it! This hike looks amazing. I stumbled it for you. .-= Bethany´s last blog ..Peace & Serenity By The Shores Of Southern California =-. Reply waitinginthedark May 13th, 2010 Thank you for stopping by and more thanks for the thumb up, Bethany. Yes, the hike to Arnensee is really awesome. I’ll soon write on more lovely walk, so I hope you’ll stay tuned. Cheers! Reply Donna Hull May 13th, 2010 This is my dream. As a teenager who fell in love with The Sound of Music movie, this is exactly how I pictured a hike in Switzerland. .-= Donna Hull´s last blog ..Shoes for Summer Travel =-. Reply waitinginthedark May 13th, 2010 There are lots of hikes like that, Donna. Why don’t you plan a trip to Switzerland (and Italy) mountains? You would love it! And make your dream becoming true… Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.Name* Email* WebsiteComment Powered by sweetCaptcha Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.