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Scenic tour of Menzberg

Cycling · Willisau
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  • Menzberg
    / Menzberg
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Menzberg
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Dorf Menzberg
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
  • / Weiherlandschaft Ostergau
    Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
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This round tour takes place in the vicinity of Menzberg, the highest village in the Napf mountains. If you like mountains, you will love this tour. The glorious views from the village amply reward the effort of reaching it.
moderate
27.2 km
2:30 h
601 m
601 m
From Willisau station, you pedal westwards to the Hotel Mohren and follow the sign for Menzberg. The road now climbs slightly along the Buchwigger up to the junction to Rohrmatt. Here begins the ascent to Menzberg. Passing through the hamlet of Schülen, and following a hefty gradient in the Chabisstutz, you come to the main Menznau - Menzberg road. You continue upwards until you reach Menzberg village. You may well want to have a rest here and admire the views. There follows a fast descent to Menznau, where you cross the cantonal road and take a left after the railway level crossing; heading for Geiss, you come to the junction for Rötelberg. You now follow the main road; after a short downhill, the Ostergau pond landscape comes into view on your right – time for a photo, maybe? The remaining leg of the ride should take no more than ten minutes.

Author’s recommendation

Author’s tip

  • Menzberg: Offering unique views of the sweeping Swiss Central Plateau and striking alpine peaks, Menzberg lies at the end of a typical offshoot of the Napf. The village is very popular with day-trippers.
  • Ostergau: the Ostergaus pond landscape is a natural protected area of national importance.
  • Willisau: with its historical sights, the little medieval town of Willisau merits more than a cursory visit. With its seven-sided fountains, two town gates and welcoming restaurants, the old part of town exudes a particular atmosphere.
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Author
Willisau Tourismus
Updated: April 21, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1023 m
Lowest point
551 m
Best time of year
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Start

Willisau station (554 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.122654, 7.996408
DMS
47°07'21.6"N 7°59'47.1"E
UTM
32T 423876 5219283
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Destination

Willisau station

Turn-by-turn directions

Willisau - Menzberg - Menznau - Willisau

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

BLS railway to Willisau

Getting there

Auf der A 2 Ausfahrt Willisau.

Parking

Beim Bahnhof (Gebührenpflichtig) oder bei der Festhalle (bis 12 Stunden gratis).

Coordinates

DD
47.122654, 7.996408
DMS
47°07'21.6"N 7°59'47.1"E
UTM
32T 423876 5219283
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
27.2 km
Duration
2:30h
Ascent
601 m
Descent
601 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available

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