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Stans - Rotz Gorge - Ennetmoos

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This varied tour starts in Stans, cantonal capital of Nidwalden, and passes through the Rotz Gorge to charming Drachenried.
easy
Distance 12.9 km
1:30 h
400 m
17 m
833 m
435 m
This varied tour starts in Stans, cantonal capital of Nidwalden, and passes through the Rotz Gorge to charming Drachenried.

Author’s recommendation

Culinary tip in the vicinity:

Drachenried Shop, Ennetmoos
If you're out and about in Drachenried, it's worth making a detour to the speciality shop. Here you can buy homemade syrup, egg kirsch, ostrich meat and much more. You are also welcome to put together your own gift basket or gift box.
drachenried.ch

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Nidwalden Tourismus 
Update: February 10, 2022
Difficulty
easy
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Landscape
Highest point
833 m
Lowest point
435 m
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Safety information

Cyclists are warned not to linger in the Rotz Gorge due to the danger of falling rocks.

Tips and hints

For tourist information:
Nidwalden Tourism
Bahnhofplatz 2
6370 Stans
+41 41 610 88 33
info@nidwalden.com
nidwalden.com

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Start

Stans (450 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'670'681E 1'201'171N
DD
46.957860, 8.367241
DMS
46°57'28.3"N 8°22'02.1"E
UTM
32T 451856 5200675
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Destination

Stans

Turn-by-turn directions

Start at Stans station. Then head for Rotzbergstrasse via Tottikonstrasse – Spichermatte – Länderpark. You are advised to dismount for the short steep section through the Rotz Gorge. Greeting you at the top is the charming countryside around Drachenried. The route then proceeds via St. Jakob back to Stans.

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'670'681E 1'201'171N
DD
46.957860, 8.367241
DMS
46°57'28.3"N 8°22'02.1"E
UTM
32T 451856 5200675
w3w 
///epidemics.dunk.masterful
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Experienced MTB’ers will find the ride from Ennetmoos through the Rotz Gorge no problem. The tour can also be completed by MTB from Stans via Ennetmoos – Rotz Gorge - Rotzloch back to Stans.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
12.9 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
400 m
Descent
17 m
Highest point
833 m
Lowest point
435 m
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