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Herrenrüti track

Cross-Country Skiing · Engelberg
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The 4 km long track "Herrenrüti" is conditionally and technically demanding. Situated at the very back of the valley, the route is unique from a scenic point of view.
Skating, Classic
difficult
Distance 4.3 km
0:45 h
100 m
101 m
1,175 m
1,074 m

The starting point of this cross-country skiing route is the Fürenalp valley station. This conditionally and technically demanding route is over 4 kilometres long and includes a steep ascent up to Herrenrüti. The start is still easy, with a slight ascent over the Herrenrütiboden. From there it's a steep climb up to Spannörtern. Once you reach the top of Herrenrüti, after a short loop, the route descends back to the starting point. Situated at the far end of the valley, the route is scenically unique. You almost feel like you are back in time and there is nothing to listen to except your own breath and the crunch of the snow.

 

Author’s recommendation

The tour can be extended at will and the valley trail can be added. Via the valley cross-country trail you can get to the Nordic Center in the village, or use the free sports bus to get to the starting point of the tour.
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Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus 
Update: October 18, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,175 m
Lowest point
1,074 m
Best time of year
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Tips and hints

Cross Country Map

Cross country pass

Ski Report

Mountain railway ticket

Cross country schools

Start

Fürenalp valley station. (1,085 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'677'254E 1'183'832N
DD
46.801167, 8.450654
DMS
46°48'04.2"N 8°27'02.4"E
UTM
32T 458080 5183215
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Destination

Fürenalp valley station.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

National and international connections (from Zurich airport connections every half hour with approx. 1h travel time) to Lucerne. Afterwards with the Zentralbahn in 43 minutes through varied landscape and gorges up to Engelberg.

Getting there

Take the Motorway A2 (Basel-Luzern-Gotthard) to Stans-south. From there follow the main road for 20 km to Engelberg. Engelberg is about 30 minutes from Lucerne. From Zurich you need about 1 h 15 min, and from Bern or Basel approximatly 1 h 45 min.

Parking

Parking spaces are available in Engelberg for a fee.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'677'254E 1'183'832N
DD
46.801167, 8.450654
DMS
46°48'04.2"N 8°27'02.4"E
UTM
32T 458080 5183215
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

The cross-country skiing equipment can be rented in the sports shops in Engelberg.

Basic Equipment for Cross-Country Skiing

  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Cross-country skiing gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap

Technical Equipment for Cross-Country Skiing

  • Cross-country skis
  • Cross-country ski bindings
  • Cross-country boots
  • Cross-country poles
  • Waxes if required
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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cross-country skiing technique
Skating, Classic
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
4.3 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
100 m
Descent
101 m
Highest point
1,175 m
Lowest point
1,074 m
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