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Lake Sarnen circular tour

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  • Rundweg Sarnersee, Seefeld Sarnen
    Rundweg Sarnersee, Seefeld Sarnen
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As an easy introduction, the Lake Sarnen circular tour offers a cycling experience for the whole family in a beautiful enclosed valley boasting a unique lake landscape.
easy
Distance 17.1 km
1:12 h
101 m
101 m
520 m
470 m
The round trip starts in Giswil. On the cycle path you reach Sachseln and then the capital of Obwalden, Sarnen with its Hexen Tower and unique White Book of Sarnen that tells the story of Tell. Above Sarnen sits Landenberg Castle, from which foreign occupiers were ousted long ago.

The quiet road then leads to Wilen, a sleepy hamlet. Soon you reach the beautiful, shady Forstwald forest with its ancient streams where children like to play. These waterways look charming enough when there is little water, but they can become raging torrents during storms. After the Forstwald, it is worth making a detour to Giswil campsite for its playground and bistro.

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Update: August 17, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
520 m
Lowest point
470 m
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Track types

Asphalt 27.51%Forested/wild trail 0.19%Road 72.28%
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4.7 km
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Road
12.4 km
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Follow the red signposts for cycling.

The route can also be completed in the opposite direction.

Start

Giswil (472 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'658'047E 1'188'389N
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46.844110, 8.199640
DMS
46°50'38.8"N 8°11'58.7"E
UTM
32T 438975 5188151
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Destination

Giswil

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'658'047E 1'188'389N
DD
46.844110, 8.199640
DMS
46°50'38.8"N 8°11'58.7"E
UTM
32T 438975 5188151
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
17.1 km
Duration
1:12 h
Ascent
101 m
Descent
101 m
Highest point
520 m
Lowest point
470 m

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