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    Alp-Style Macaroni & Cheese high above the Schächen Valley

    Biel/Kinzig - Selez - Fleschsee - Hüenderegg - Eggbergen

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    Alp-Style Macaroni & Cheese high above the Schächen Valley

    Biel/Kinzig - Selez - Fleschsee - Hüenderegg - Eggbergen

    Published on 04.06.2016 by GabrielleMerk - Tour Date: 04.11.2015

    The sunny terrace between Biel-Kinzig and Eggbergen in the Schächen Valley is a popular hiking area both in summer and in winter.

    From the Biel cable car station, the trail goes straight up to a small chapel, and then to the left near the Edelweiss hotel. From here it's less than an hour to the back of the Selez Valley where there is a lovely family-run alp restaurant with a cozy dining area and also a great view terrace. After the best Alp-style Macaroni & Cheese (secret recipe!) with apple-sauce or pork steaks, you can enjoy a few ZZZ's in the sun in their reclining chairs.

    After lunch the hike continues toward Eggberge; at the junction to the Fleschseeli (Flesch Lake) there are two options to continue on to Eggberge: One is via the lake and then downhill through a forested area, and the other to the left up to the Hüenderegg look-out, which is recommended. You get fantastic views all the way South over the Uri Alps and Northwest to Lake Lucerne.

    From here the trail goes down along the ridge to the Eggberge Summit station of the cable car to Flüelen.



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    Published on 04.06.2016 by GabrielleMerk - Tour Date: 04.11.2015

    Route Details 

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    Central Switzerland
    Time Required
    2 hours 30 minutes
    8 km
    333 m
    504 m
    Season Start / Season End
    May - November
    Level of Difficulty (Hiking)
    Starting Point
    Biel Cable Car Station (Ascent via Brügg / Bürglen)
    Starting Point with Public Transport
    Eggberge Cable Car Station (Descent to Flüelen Eggberge Talstation)
    Return with Public Transport
    Places to Eat
    Alpstübli Selez, Eggbergen
    Things to Note
    Purchase of a special Kombi-Billett at the cable car station permits one ascent and one descent on any of the 4 cable cars in the area.
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    00:00 Start uphill from the Biel Cable Car Station in the direction of Eggbergen. This is actually the summer trail and may required wading through some snow.

    00:15 Arrive at the chapel. A few meters further along the trail is the intersection where you go left, continue on toward Eggbergen.

    00:50 Arrive at the summit station of the Brügg-Ruogig Cable Car. Continue in the direction of Eggbergen.

    01:10 Arrive at the Alpstübli Selez where you can enjoy a home-cooked meal on their view terrace.

    01:25 Arrive at the trail marker at Fleschsee. Before continuing on in the direction of Hüenderegg take the small detour to see the little lake just a few meters around the corner.

    **Note, there are two options for getting to Eggbergen from here. Take the longer one via Hüenderegg because it is a look-out point with a fantastic view.

    01:40 Hüenderegg summit look-out point. From here continue to Eggbergen.

    02:30 Arrive Eggbergen Cable Car Station to descend to Fluelen.





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