|Eggberge (mountain station)|
|Ruogig (mountain station)|
Breathtaking panoramic winter hike above Lake Uri to one of the most beautiful insider tips in the canton of Uri
by Marc Gottwald
A dream place to enjoy
A magical winter landscape with a unique panoramic view of Lake Uri. This sounds pretty much like mass tourism right?
Are you kidding me? Are you serious when you say that! Here the chance of seeing an animal is almost greater than meeting a human being.
Okay, we don’t have to exaggerate, but in any case we were almost alone on this hike through a wonderful winter wonderland.
Steep cable car
“I don’t know if I’ve ever ridden such a steep cable car,” I whispered into my companion’s ear.
At a distance of only 1.6 kilometers and 1000 meters in altitude, the cable car takes you and your companions safely to the Eggberg. A really strong technical achievement.
If you’re not really interested in the technical stuff, then definitely this: Already during the ride you will be spoiled with an unbelievably beautiful panoramic view of Lake Uri and the Uri Alps.
Once on the Eggberg, you hike in the direction of Ruogig, which you can reach in a good 2 hours 30 minutes and 400 meters in altitude.
The purple posts show you the marked winter hiking trail. Snowshoes are officially required for this. But if it hasn’t snowed for a few days, the hike can also be done very well with normal hiking boots, as the snowshoe hikers will automatically prepare the path for you.
Eggberg is quite a big place, so many locals spend their holidays here.
But as soon as you have passed the last houses, you can enjoy the wonderful tranquility with an imposing snow-white mountain panorama. In addition to the 2500 meter high Gitschen you can also see the almost 3000 meter high Uri Rotstock.