Wild-haymaking trail

Urnerland

Kreisel Süd

Kreisel Süd

Flüelen gauche

Flüelen gauche

Flüelen, Urnersee

Flüelen, Urnersee

Urnersee mit Gitschen, Blick aus der Apertura

Urnersee mit Gitschen, Blick aus der Apertura

Windsurfing Center am Urnersee, Flüelen

Windsurfing Center am Urnersee, Flüelen

Rambling through airy fir forests, walking over magic carpets of wild flowers and experiencing ancient haymaking and Alpine traditions at the same time? The wild-haymaking trail on the Rophaien near Flüelen overlooking the emerald green Lake Uri is an ideal hiking destination.

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The wild-haymaking trail, with its rich variety, starts at the Eggeberge mountain station and ends after a 4 hours hike at the Overaxen mountain station. On the way one experiences nature up close and also learns interesting details about wild-haymaking. This ancient tradition is still alive in Canton Uri: in laborious manual labor the peasants cut the grass on steep slopes, the so-called “Wildi”. This way they ensure the cattle have enough feed for winter, while making an important contribution to preserve the bio-diversity in the Swiss mountain world. Visitors hear the strange hum of the wild-haymaking “zip line” (a rope used for transporting the hay). They also see the towering “Triste” (hay bales attached to a pole) and enjoy the typical scents of the freshly mowed slopes.

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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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