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Cultural route: Sursee-Beromünster-Sursee

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From Sursee, you follow an ancient Roman way, enjoy views of the lake and mountains, and marvel at Beromünster’s unique cultural treasures.
moderate
Distance 32.8 km
2:27 h
472 m
472 m
On the cultural route between Sursee and Beromünster, you discover some idyllic countryside, fabulous views and exceptional historical monuments. The Roman way, a tranquil high-level path, leads from Schenkon to Eich. It is an immensely old transit route via Lake Sempach that, for centuries, saw travellers, tradespeople, pilgrims and soldiers pass back and forth between north and south. It offers a splendid panorama with Lake Sempach in the foreground, backed by the imposing peaks of the Central Swiss Alps.

Discover the rural municipality of Beromünster, in the truest sense of the word a treasure trove of cultural and historical artefacts and monuments. Pay a visit to the college of canons with the abbey, which houses an exceptionally impressive treasury containing liturgical artefacts spanning 1300 years. It is considered one of Switzerland and Europe’s most important medieval and baroque ecclesiastical treasuries.

Author’s recommendation

While on the tour, make sure you visit the abbey and its treasury in Beromünster!
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Peter Regli 
Update: April 06, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
740 m
Lowest point
497 m
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Safety information

No waymarking

Start

Sursee (503 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'650'008E 1'224'630N
DD
47.170740, 8.098252
DMS
47°10'14.7"N 8°05'53.7"E
UTM
32T 431662 5224532
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Destination

Sursee

Turn-by-turn directions

Bahnhof Sursee, Altstadt Sursee, Umfahrungsstrasse Sursee-Schenkon, Römerweg, Eich, Neuhof, Kirchbühl, Mussi, vorbei am Steinibüelweier, hinauf nach Hildisrieden, durch die Golfanlage Golf Sempachersee, durch den Gormunder Wald vorbei an Neudorf und dem Flugplatz, Beromünster, vorbei am Schlössliwald, Weiler Waldi, über die Hauptstrasse und vorbei am Sonnehof, Grüt, Ober- und Unterlehn, Schenkon, Zellfeld, Sursee Altstadt, Sursee Bahnhof.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'650'008E 1'224'630N
DD
47.170740, 8.098252
DMS
47°10'14.7"N 8°05'53.7"E
UTM
32T 431662 5224532
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • 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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
32.8 km
Duration
2:27 h
Ascent
472 m
Descent
472 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Refreshment stops available Scenic Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest

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