Barefoot Trail

Barefoot from Jakobsbad to Gontenbad.

From Jakobsbad to Gontenbad without socks or shoes! Discover at first hand the unusual feeling of walking barefoot. Experience an incredible variety of sensations. Meadows and streams are interspersed with short stony and asphalted stretches. At the half-way point at Toobeschopf you can bathe your arms in the fountain, a practice introduced by Dr Kneipp. The route then continues through the moorland landscape of Gonten to Gontenbad. Here there is a foot washing station for tired feet – a practice also introduced by the good Dr Kneipp. Take this opportunity for some rest and relaxation! Enjoy a soothing footbath in the garden or unwind in the inn’s whirlpool and steam room (bathing costume obligatory).

 

Waypoints

Jakobsbad – Gonten – Gontenbad

Contact

Appenzellerland Tourismus AI
Hauptgasse 4, 9050 Appenzell
Phone +41 71 788 96 41, Fax +41 71 788 96 49
info@dont-want-spam.appenzell.ch
www.appenzell.ch

Map

SwitzerlandMobility

Type of tour

Hiking in the valley

Type of route

Theme hiking

Difficulty

easy

Length

4.95 km

Ascent

57 m

Descent

74 m

Time

1 hour 30 minutes

Starting point / End

Jakobsbad / Gontenbad

Options to eat along the way

  • Talrestaurant Jakobsbad
  • Restaurant Alpsteinblick