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Lake Sarnen circular tour

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  • Rundweg Sarnersee, Seefeld Sarnen
    / Rundweg Sarnersee, Seefeld Sarnen
    Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Seerundfahrt, Seefeld Sarnen
    Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Seerundfahrt Sarnersee
    Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Seerundfahrt Sarnersee
    Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Seerundfahrt Sarnersee
    Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Seerundfahrt Sarnersee
    Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Seerundfahrt Sarnersee
    Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Seerundfahrt Sarnersee
    Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Seerundfahrt Sarnersee
    Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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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
17.1 km
1:10 h
95 m
95 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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Obwalden Tourismus
Updated: January 05, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
520 m
Lowest point
470 m
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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
DD
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
w3w 
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
17.1 km
Duration
1:10 h
Ascent
95 m
Descent
95 m

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