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E-Bike recommended route Stage 2

Route 1291, stage 2: Altdorf – Andermatt

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  • Mit dem E-Bike auf der Route 1291 über die Teufelsbrücke bei Andermatt.
    Mit dem E-Bike auf der Route 1291 über die Teufelsbrücke bei Andermatt.
    Photo: Nico Schärer | Luzern Tourismus
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The second stage of Route 1291 finds the route climbing for the first time: from Altdorf, it leads via Erstfeld, Wassen and Göschenen to Andermatt. 

 

Open
difficult
Distance 37 km
3:30 h
1,026 m
51 m
1,443 m
450 m
After the boat trip from Brunnen to Flüelen, you can start the second stage of Route 1291 rested and raring to go. You pedal from Altdorf through villages in the Uri valley. The River Reuss is your constant companion as you pass Erstfeld, Silenen, Gurtnellen, Wassen and finally Göschenen. From here, it climbs more steeply to Andermatt, the end point of the second stage of Route 1291 at around 1,437 metres above sea level. 

 

Route: ca. 37 km | Ascent 1026 hm | Descent 51 hm

Author’s recommendation

On the ascent to Andermatt, you pass the legendary Devil’s Bridge, which is well worth pausing for.
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Luzern Tourismus AG
Update: June 15, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
1,443 m
Lowest point
450 m
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Safety information

Don’t overdo things on the ascent to Andermatt and take a break if necessary. You also need to pay attention to your safety amongst the 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 2nd stage

 

Culinary highlights of the 2nd stage

 

Accommodation options of the 2nd stage:

 

Start

Altdorf (467 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'692'101E 1'192'809N
DD
46.880020, 8.646927
DMS
46°52'48.1"N 8°38'48.9"E
UTM
32T 473097 5191891
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Destination

Andermatt

Turn-by-turn directions

From Altdorf, the route continues to Erstfeld and Silenen, on to Gurtnellen, Wassen and then Göschenen. From here, it’s a steep climb to Andermatt.

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

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'692'101E 1'192'809N
DD
46.880020, 8.646927
DMS
46°52'48.1"N 8°38'48.9"E
UTM
32T 473097 5191891
w3w 
///wonderfully.contour.tracks
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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.


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Status
Open
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
37 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
1,026 m
Descent
51 m
Highest point
1,443 m
Lowest point
450 m
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