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Wilhelm Tell - Sun 18st of July

Number T-T-WT30
Date 18.07.2021 – 18.07.2021
Duration 1 Day(s) - 1 Tour
Price CHF 190.00
Registration deadline 16.07.2021 23:55
Status Open for applications
Contact SUPSWISS Zürich
Bachstrasse 7
8038 Zürich
Tel. 044 451 90 90
www.supswiss.ch
No. Date Time Location
1 18.07.2021 08:00 – 16:00

Wilhelm Tell - Sun 18st of July

The journey in the footsteps of Wilhelm Tell leads in front of a spectacular natural backdrop along historic sites over Lake Urner.

Guided tour by IOSUP & ISA certified instructor

 

Tour description:

The name of this tour honors our Swiss National hero. The tour starts at the beautiful town of Brunnen. With a bit of luck, one of the nostalgic steamboats docking in wells will crosses our path. We paddle along the Axenstrasse towards Tellsplatte. William Tell is said to have saved himself from the boat of his adversary ashore with a jump. We take a short break to view Rütliwiese, before we start from Tellsplatte to cross the lake. An imposing rock awaits on the opposite shore, reaching deep into Lake Uri. We continue our way towards Rütli, the birthplace of the Swiss Confederation. In 1291 a representative of the three Waldstätten Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden met on the Rütli Meadow to form a defensive alliance against the Austrians and other enemies. The alliance sealed them with the "Rütlischwur". On the shore near the Rütliwiese we take a rest and enjoy a hearty picnic with a view of the lake and the surrounding mountains. On the next stage we pass small caves and meet at the northern end of Lake Uri on the famous Schiller stone. The striking boulder served according to ancient writings already around 1470 as a signpost to the nearby Rütli. The Seerestaurant in the small bay on the north side of the Seelisberger nose is our next destination. Here we take the last break before we comfortably paddle back to Brunnen.

Prerequisite for participation: safe paddling (basic SUP level)