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Cross-Country Skiing

Herrenrüti track

Cross-Country Skiing · Engelberg
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    Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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    Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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    Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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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
moderate
1.5 km
0:35 h
60 m
65 m

The starting point of this cross-country skiing route is the Fürenalp valley station. This conditionally and technically demanding route is 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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Author
Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus
Updated: November 18, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1166 m
Lowest point
1100 m
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Tips, hints and links

Cross Country Map

Cross country pass

Ski Report

Mountain railway ticket

Cross country schools

Start

Fürenalp valley station. (1105 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.799011, 8.455711
UTM
32T 458465 5182973
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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

Geographic
46.799011, 8.455711
UTM
32T 458465 5182973
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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.


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crosscountry skiing technique
Skating, Classic
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
1.5 km
Duration
0:35h
Ascent
60 m
Descent
65 m
Classic Skating Loop

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