Plan a route here Copy route
E-Bikerecommended routeStage1

Route 1291 Stage 1: Lucerne - Altdorf (boat trip from Brunnen - Flüelen)

E-Bike· Open
LogoRegion Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Responsible for this content
Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Ein Selfie mit dem Wasserturm in Luzern vor dem Start der Route 1291.
    / Ein Selfie mit dem Wasserturm in Luzern vor dem Start der Route 1291.
    Photo: Nico Schärer | Luzern Tourismus
  • / Vor der Abfahrt auf die Route 1291 lohnt sich ein Gang über die weltbekannte Kapellbrücke.
    Photo: Nico Schärer | Luzern Tourismus
  • / In Brunnen steigen die E-Biker der Route 1291 um auf das Schiff nach Flüelen.
    Photo: Nico Schärer | Luzern Tourismus
  • / Die Schiffsstation Brunnen bringt E-Biker auf der Route 1291 nach Flüelen.
    Photo: Nico Schärer | Luzern Tourismus
m 600 550 500 450 400 50 40 30 20 10 km
The first stage of the Route 1291 leads from Lucerne railway station via Weggis to Brunnen. From there it goes by boat to Flüelen and continues by bike to Altdorf.
Open
moderate
Distance 54.2 km
3:55 h
395 m
380 m
620 m
432 m
The Route 1291 starts at Lucerne railway station and takes you past the city's most important landmarks, the Water Tower and the Chapel Bridge. After circling the Lucerne lake basin, the route continues to Küssnacht am Rigi, from where you can enjoy a magnificent view of Lake Lucerne via Weggis to the boat landing stage in Brunnen. From here you can take the boat to the lower end of Lake Lucerne, to Flüelen. From Flüelen it is a short ride to Altdorf, the first stage destination.

 

Route: ca. 55 km | Ascent 555 hm | Descent 527  hm

Author’s recommendation

Don't forget the selfie in front of Lucerne's water tower and the Chapel Bridge. And the Hohle Gasse in Küssnacht is also worth a visit.
Profile picture of Luzern Tourismus AG
Author
Luzern Tourismus AG
Update: June 15, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
620 m
Lowest point
432 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Safety information

The route leads along a busy road. Pay attention to your safety in road traffic. 

On this route, pay attention to the signposting on site. On some sections of the route, fast e-bikes (45s with yellow number) are sometimes prohibited. Here you will find the traffic signals and their meaning.

When passing through farms, we thank you on behalf of the farmers for passing through at an adapted, reduced speed.

Tips and hints

Historical highlights of the 1st stage
  • Lucerne: Chapel Bridge with water tower
  • Küssnacht: Hohle Gasse
  • Schwyz: Federal Charter Museum

 

Culinary highlights of the 1st stage

  • Lucerne: Max Chocolatier
  • Brunnen: Seerestaurant  Bellevue Brunnen

Accommodation options of the 1st stage:

Start

Lucerne (436 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'665'508E 1'211'283N
DD
47.049346, 8.300751
DMS
47°02'57.6"N 8°18'02.7"E
UTM
32T 446888 5210885
w3w 
///scooped.model.winning

Destination

Altdorf

Turn-by-turn directions

The first stage of Route 1291 leads from Lucerne railway station via Küssnacht am Rigi, Weggis, Vitznau and Gersau to Brunnen. From there it is by boat to Flüelen and continues by bike to Altdorf.

On this route, pay attention to the signposting on site. On some sections of the route, fast e-bikes (45s with yellow number) are sometimes prohibited. Here you will find the traffic signals and their meaning.

When passing through farms, we thank you on behalf of the farmers for passing through at an adapted, reduced speed.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By bus or train to Lucerne station.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'665'508E 1'211'283N
DD
47.049346, 8.300751
DMS
47°02'57.6"N 8°18'02.7"E
UTM
32T 446888 5210885
w3w 
///scooped.model.winning
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Equipment

  • E-bike (incl. spare battery, if possible) and charger for on the road.
  • Suitable equipment for your own safety

If you don't have your own e-bike, we recommend Rent a Bike. Rent the right e-bike for you online and pick it up conveniently at Lucerne station.


Questions and answers

Ask the first question

Would you like to the ask the author a question?


Rating

Write your first review

Help others by being the first to add a review.


Photos from others


Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
54.2 km
Duration
3:55 h
Ascent
395 m
Descent
380 m
Highest point
620 m
Lowest point
432 m
Public-transport-friendly Linear route Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest

Statistics

  • Content
  • Show images Hide images
Features
2D 3D
Maps and trails
Distance  km
Duration : h
Ascent  m
Descent  m
Highest point  m
Lowest point  m
Push the arrows to change the view