895 Eggberge–Ruogig Trail
895 Eggberge–Ruogig Trail

Snowshoe trekking

Eggberge–Ruogig Trail

Eggberge–Ruogig Trail

Flüelen, Eggberge–Hüenderegg–Bürglen, Ruogig

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Eggberge–Ruogig Trail

Eggberge–Ruogig Trail

From Eggbergen, an alpine terrace below Rophaien and Schön Chulm, snowshoers can trek through delightful scenery towards Hüenderegg.The reward awaiting them there is a tremendous view of the Urner mountain scenery.
High above the floor of the Urner valley and Altdorf, the cantonal capital, lies the sunny alpine terrace called Eggberge. The hamlet, which faces southwest, lies at the entrance to the Schächental and can be reached by a leisurely cable-car ride.

From the mountain station, the posted snowshoe trail first heads steeply upwards through varied scenery. Snowshoers have to ascend over 400 metres to enjoy the view from Hüenderegg. It is worth taking a break before you descend: from here you can admire Lake Uri and a variety of peaks – including the Schärhorn, the Rophaien, the Gross Windgällen or the Uri-Rotstock between the Engelberg valley and Lake Lucerne. It makes all the effort worthwhile!

The descent runs in a semicircle over a ridge via the idyllic lake Fleschseeli and the meadow Chalberweid onto Ruogig. Take care here when there is a risk of avalanches. From Ruogig, hikers ride down two sections of the small cableway to the village of Bürglen, where William Tell, Switzerland’s national hero, is said to have lived. The PostBus brings snowshoers back to the start of the trail via the valley station of the Flüelen–Eggberge cableway.
From Eggbergen, an alpine terrace below Rophaien and Schön Chulm, snowshoers can trek through delightful scenery towards Hüenderegg.The reward awaiting them there is a tremendous view of the Urner mountain scenery.
High above the floor of the Urner valley and Altdorf, the cantonal capital, lies the sunny alpine terrace called Eggberge. The hamlet, which faces southwest, lies at the entrance to the Schächental and can be reached by a leisurely cable-car ride.

From the mountain station, the posted snowshoe trail first heads steeply upwards through varied scenery. Snowshoers have to ascend over 400 metres to enjoy the view from Hüenderegg. It is worth taking a break before you descend: from here you can admire Lake Uri and a variety of peaks – including the Schärhorn, the Rophaien, the Gross Windgällen or the Uri-Rotstock between the Engelberg valley and Lake Lucerne. It makes all the effort worthwhile!

The descent runs in a semicircle over a ridge via the idyllic lake Fleschseeli and the meadow Chalberweid onto Ruogig. Take care here when there is a risk of avalanches. From Ruogig, hikers ride down two sections of the small cableway to the village of Bürglen, where William Tell, Switzerland’s national hero, is said to have lived. The PostBus brings snowshoers back to the start of the trail via the valley station of the Flüelen–Eggberge cableway.
5 km | 1 Stage
500 m | 220 m
2 h 40 min
difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Eggberge
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from 15th of December to 15th of March.

Signalization

Routing
Due to snow conditions, the locally signposted route may differ from that shown on the SwitzerlandMobility web map. If in doubt, follow the local signs.

Hints

Snowshoe hire
Snowshoes can be hired on site:
www.eggberge.ch

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Ruogig
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Contact

Luftseilbahnen Schächentaler Höhenweg
6463 Bürglen
Tel. +41 (0)41 870 15 49
mail@eggberge.ch
www.eggberge.ch

Services

Accommodation

Hotel Tourist
Hotel Tourist
Flüelen
Hotel Zum Schwarzen Löwen
Hotel Zum Schwarzen Löwen
Altdorf UR
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Places

Flüelen
Flüelen
Altdorf
Altdorf
Biel-Chinzig
Biel-Chinzig
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Places of interest

Monument of Wiliam Tell
Monument of Wiliam Tell
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Signalization

Signalization
For snow shoe trekking, follow the logo indicated on the pink signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization