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Moorland Path, Lake Biel

"After a delicious lunch at the St. Peter’s Island hotel and restaurant, I set off on foot with a colleague and her two little girls to explore the peninsula and the Moorland Path. Just one walk around the island and we were already on the Moorland Path. After about half an hour and half-way along the path we reached the so-called “Chüngeliinsel” (rabbits' island). We were astonished to read that rabbits still live here, though unfortunately we did not see any. Further towards Erlach, the children were delighted by the nature trail. On a wooden boardwalk through the marshland, we saw countless ducks and birds among the reeds and scrubland."


Route: Erlach - St. Peter's Island
Duration of section: 1 hr
Distance: 5 km (3 miles)
Gradient: 0 m

This hike is regarded as easy. It is also accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Good to know

  • St. Peter’s Island is a nature reserve and therefore closed to traffic.
  • Lined with reeds, the Moorland Path offers a habitat to many animal species.
  • In the middle of the island, stop off at the historic hotel and restaurant of St. Peter’s Island and visit the former monastery and chamber of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.  
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