Classic Schächen Valley Tour: Eggberge - Klausen Pass

Flüelen

Schwarzgrat

Schwarzgrat

Altdorf Live Wetter (Bristenblick)

Altdorf Live Wetter (Bristenblick)

Lehnplatz, Altdorf

Lehnplatz, Altdorf

Ski und Wandergebiet Eggbergen, Uri (1450müM)

Ski und Wandergebiet Eggbergen, Uri (1450müM)

Altdorf Live Wetter (Gitschenblick)

Altdorf Live Wetter (Gitschenblick)

High above the Schächen Valley, between 1500 and 2000 m a.s.l., there is a fantastic mountain trail from Eggbergen via Rietlig up to the Klausen Pass. Grandiose vistas of the Urner Alps, the Reuss and Schächen valleys accompany you on the entire tour. Deep below, the historic Pass Road wends its way up to the Klausen Pass.

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Technical information

Begin of tour:Mountain station of the Flüelen-Eggbergen cablecar
Access starting point:By public transport (ship, postal car) or motor car to Flüelen, valley station of the cablecar
Point of arrival:Cablecar station Rietlig
Access point of arrival:Postal bus Klausenpass - Flüelen or Klausenpass - Linthal
Hiking time:6 h
Physical fitness:challenging
Difficulty:medium
Difference in elevation:500 m
Culmination point:1948 m
Season:June - October
Gastronomy:Biel: Mountain Inn Edelweiss, Restaurant Biel/Kienzig Klausenpass: The Klausenpass Hotel
Literature:246T Klausenpass 1:50'000

Description

Eggberge – Rietlig – Biel – Äbnet – Heidmanegg - Klausenpass The Schächentaler highland path commences at Eggberge, leading past Rietlig, Biel and the Heidmanegg on your way up to the Klausen Pass. To reach the Eggberge starting point of this scenic hike, you have first to cover an approximately 1000-meter climb in altitude, but as luck would have it, a cable car is there to help you do so and the valley station lies just outside of Flüelen on the Flüelen – Altdorf main road. Views from Eggberge couldn’t be better, with Lake Uri presenting all colours of the rainbow. The Eggberge trail leads firstly downhill direction Fleschsee lake – and on arriving at the lake the tour continues on a pretty even keel until Rietlig, where you can shorten the route with a ride on the small Ratzi and Tristel cableway down to Spiringen. Hardened hikers are however likely to continue along the highland path as far as the Klausen Pass – and this particular hike is equally enjoyable done back to front as well.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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