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Usually from March to November. However, one highlight are the two Kneipp basins for water-treading. To enjoy these higher temperatures are recommended: May until September.

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This gorgeous scenic trail can be hiked year-round. However, read on for our suggestions regarding the best months:

Mid-April - May: Good chance of dry weather. The temperatures go up to 10 - 15 °C. However, Scotland’s weather is unpredictable. For hikers May is often one of the best months: Warm enough, longer daylight, lush and green landscape, wildflowers bloom, less tourists.

June - August: Long, sunny days, warmest time. However, it’s peak season: Most tourists and highest accommodation prices. Annoying midges are at their worst.

September - October: Less busy and midges start to disappear as well. Temperatures in September are between 10 and 16°C in and between 6 and 12°C in October. Idyllic landscape with beautiful foliage. In October deer are rutting. Great time for hiking and wildlife spotting here.

November - March: It can get very cold and days are short. Guesthouses are often closed.

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Recommended from April to October/November. Depending on the weather conditions. After heavy rainfall, the gorge Oppig Grät is too muddy and slippery and it might be difficult to cross the stream several times.
A great month is May, still, some sunlight in the gorge and seldom flowers are in bloom.

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Most beautiful months are May in spring and October with autumn foliage.
Weekends are more crowded especially at the Saar-loop which is easily accessible by car and motorbike.

A ferry is necessary for this trail. Timetable: 10 a.m. until 5.45 p.m. from April-October and in March and November weekends only. Monday is a closing day, and if Monday is a bank holiday, it is closed on Tuesday.

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This is a popular trail, which is beautiful any time of year, although busiest in the summer. The aspens turn in late September/early October.

Time of Day Tip: During peak summer months, the parking lot of this popular trail is already full between 8:30 and 9 AM. If possible, be there early around 7 AM.

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Hike 24/7 year-round. It's never crowded. May-Sept. is best for wildflowers and birds. Wild sunflowers bloom mid-Aug.-Sept. The grass is tallest Sept.-Nov., depending on rainfall. Winter is beautiful when it snows; bleak otherwise.
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