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Fräkmüntegg E-Bike Tour

E-Bike · Hergiswil (NW)
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  • Aussicht auf Vierwaldstättersee, oberhalb Hergiswil Aussicht auf Vierwaldstättersee, oberhalb Hergiswil
    / Aussicht auf Vierwaldstättersee, oberhalb Hergiswil Aussicht auf Vierwaldstättersee, oberhalb Hergiswil
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  • / Drachenalp
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  • / Fräkmüntegg über dem Nebelmeer
    Photo: PILATUS-BAHNEN AG, Nidwalden Tourismus
  • / Restaurant Fräkmüntegg
    Photo: PILATUS-BAHNEN AG, Nidwalden Tourismus
  • / Veloweg Horw - Hergiswil
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  • / Hergiswil am See
    Photo: Christina Bucher, Nidwalden Tourismus
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Hergiswil – Fräkmüntegg – Mühlemäss – Hohwald – Kriens – Horw - Hergiswil
moderate
Distance 28.4 km
3:30 h
969 m
974 m
1,403 m
435 m
The Fräkmüntegg enjoyment tour is full of views and offers several places to stop for refreshments along the way. From Lake Lucerne to the "Fräki" you can comfortably ascend 1000 meters in altitude with the e-bike and then enjoy a leisurely descent.

Author’s recommendation

The tour is rideable in both directions. If you want to simplify the tour technically, go up via Kriens and down again. The section on the Hergiswil side is in the upper part on gravel and relatively steep. The section on the Kriens side is mostly asphalted.

 

Culinary tip in the vicinity:

Alpwirtschaft Unterlauelen, Hergiswil

On the farm of the Keiser family, you can spend the night in the hay or in the unique Hüttli. Fine specialities of Swiss cuisine are served in the Alpwirtschaft. The food on offer is always based on the utilisation of a whole animal.

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Nidwalden Tourismus 
Update: December 15, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,403 m
Lowest point
435 m
Best time of year
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Tips and hints

For tourist information:

Nidwalden Tourism

Bahnhofplatz 2

6370 Stans

+41 41 610 88 33

info@nidwalden.com

www.nidwalden.com

 

Cycling routes

Mountain bike tours

Start

Hergiswil train station (448 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'666'314E 1'203'835N
DD
46.982272, 8.310262
DMS
46°58'56.2"N 8°18'36.9"E
UTM
32T 447544 5203424
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Destination

Hergiswil train station

Turn-by-turn directions

We leave Hergiswil train station and turn right into Mühlestrasse and then left into Renggstrasse. The road winds up until Lägebrugg and past the valley station of the Alpgschwänd cable car. From here a 4 km nature trail leads up to the highest point of the tour, Fräkmüntegg, and then goes down to Mühlemäss. On an asphalt road we descend to Kriens, passing the valley station of the Kriens-Fräkmüntegg cable car. On the onward journey we pass numerous neighbourhoods and football grounds. In Horw, the path runs partly parallel to the motorway towards Hergiswil. The last section of the tour is on the signalised cycle routes No. 3 and 9. We enjoy the view of Lake Lucerne and the surrounding mountains. On the Seestrasse we turn right at the "Glasi Pub" into Bahnhofstrasse and are back at Hergiswil train station.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Hergiswil train station. Timetable

Getting there

Route planner to Hergiswil

Parking

Parking in Hergiswil (german)

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'666'314E 1'203'835N
DD
46.982272, 8.310262
DMS
46°58'56.2"N 8°18'36.9"E
UTM
32T 447544 5203424
w3w 
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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
28.4 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
969 m
Descent
974 m
Highest point
1,403 m
Lowest point
435 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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