Brecca: Nature adventure. Experience living traditions


The Brecca Gorge is a wild and magical region above Lake Schwarzsee. It is the home of a rich Alpine flora and fauna and a wealth of sagas. Alpine traditions are alive and well here and hikers are very welcome in Alpine dairies. The two-day hiking tour -Primeval Brecca- offers, besides the pleasures of a wild and romantic landscape, an overnight stay in an idyllic Alpine hut - where else is it possible to freshen up at a well under the stars?

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Mountain station of the Schwarzsee-Riggisalp aerial cableway
End of tour: Schwarzsee
Access start and end of tour: By train to Fribourg, Post Bus to Schwarzsee, chair lift Schwarzsee-Riggisalp
Technical requirements: easy
Physical fitness: easy
Distance: 15 km
Total altitude meters: 788 m
Hiking time: 6:30 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start of tour: 1'493 m
Elevation end of tour: 1'047 m
Culmination point: 1'664 m
Season: -
Panorama: Mountainscape and natural monuments of national importance
Gastronomy: Alpine farming at Unter Euschels, St. Antoni Brecca, Marbach Brecca, Combi, Cerniets, Unteri Rippa, Hubel Rippa, Schwarzsee.
Overnight: Alpine huts in St. Anton Brecca, Cerniets, Marbach Brecca.
Various: Adventure trail defined by myriad attractions. Overnight stay in an Alpine hut.


Mountain station of the Schwarzsee lift - Riggisalp - Unter Euschels - Stierenberg - Rippetli - St. Antoni Brecca - Cerniets - Bremingard - Oberi Rippa - Unteri Rippa - Hubel Rippa - Schwarzsee. Overnight stay in an Alpine hut. Myriad attractions on the Theme Route.

A two-day hiking tour through the primeval landscape of Brecca in the Schwarzsee region permits deep insights into fauna, flora, geology and Alpine life. Not only is the landscape extraordinarily attractive, but also the possibilities of staying overnight in a simple mountain hut - and washing at a well - are tempting and plentiful.

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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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