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4-Lakes Bike Tour "Tour +"

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  • 4-Seen Biketour «Tour +» in Engelberg
    4-Seen Biketour «Tour +» in Engelberg
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The 4-lake bike tour offers a breathtaking view of the mountain panorama and crystal-clear mountain lakes. The long tour with the conditionally demanding climbs is something for insatiable bikers.

This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed. Current information

closed
difficult
Distance 72.6 km
9:10 h
1,983 m
1,976 m
2,207 m
445 m
From Engelberg railway station, the starting point of the 4-lake bike tour+, you go to the valley station of the TITLIS mountain railway and continue left over the tarred Gerschnistrasse (you must expect factory traffic on the road) in the direction of Untertrübsee. Past the Untertrübsee Alp, a gravel road turns left after about one kilometre. Strong legs are required from that point on. The coarse gravel makes high demands on stamina and driving technique. The view of the Titlis and the knowledge that the chairlift will take you up to the top will make you forget the exertions. The 400 meters of altitude difference from Trübsee to the Jochpass can be mastered with the chairlift. From here it's over a beautifully laid out single trail (1 metre wide) towards Lake Engstlen. Short break due? Tired biker feet can cool down and relax here. Once you have passed the lake, you follow a sliding passage of approx. 600m along the Spycherflue up to Tannalp. Now it's on a wide tarred road along the deep blue Tannalpsee and beautiful alpine pastures, comfortably down towards the Melchsee. Arriving on Melchsee-Frutt, the trail leads along the Melchtalerstrasse to Stöckalp. This road can only be driven downhill at odd hours (e.g. 11.00-11.40 a.m.). Through the Melchtal valley at St. Niklausen to Kerns on the main road. In the village centre of Kerns follow the road in the direction of Stans. Once you have arrived in the idyllic village centre of Stans, it is best to recharge your batteries in the Gelateria before returning to Engelberg. You have to cover a short distance on the main road until you reach the turnoff before the level crossing. Turn right at the small chapel onto the cycle path. All along the Engelberger Aa, the path climbs slightly to Grafenort. From here the base changes to gravel. The narrow gravel path meanders idyllically up and down, along the water to the beautiful fireplace. Time for refreshment from your backpack, because from now on strong legs are required. The numerous bridges on the way to Engelberg are the only places where you can take a breather. Once the first houses of the Örtigen have been reached, you have climbed the meters and go down to Lake Eugenisee. Back to the train station and the starting point of the tour, the last few metres are back on the main road.

Author’s recommendation

Stage of several days with overnight stay and train/train use
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Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus 
Update: October 27, 2021
Difficulty
S2 difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,207 m
Lowest point
445 m
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Track types

Asphalt 28.91%Dirt road 11.11%Forested/wild trail 14.22%Path 9.87%Road 33.92%Lift/cableway 1.95%
Asphalt
21 km
Dirt road
8.1 km
Forested/wild trail
10.3 km
Path
7.2 km
Road
24.6 km
Lift/cableway
1.4 km
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Safety information

On the road between Gerschnistrasse and Untertrübsee you have to reckon with works traffic.

The Melchtalerstrasse, which leads to Stöckalp, can only be used downwards to the odd hours (e.g. 11.00-11.40 a.m.).

Sliding passage of approx. 600m along the Spycherflue up to Tannalp.

Tips and hints

Start

Engelberg Train station (999 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'673'583E 1'185'831N
DD
46.819563, 8.402887
DMS
46°49'10.4"N 8°24'10.4"E
UTM
32T 454451 5185286
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Destination

Engelberg Train station

Turn-by-turn directions

Engelberg-Untertrübsee-Trübsee-Jochpass-Engstlen-Tannalp-Melchsee-Frutt- Stöckalp-Melchtal-St.Nikolaus-Kerns-Stans-Dallenwil-Wolfenschiessen-Grafenort-Engelberg

Note

Wildlife refuge Trüebsee 4: November 01 - May 15
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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

National and international connections (from Zurich airport connections every half hour with approx. 1h travel time) to Lucerne.Afterwards with the Zentralbahn in 43 minutes through varied landscape and gorges up to Engelberg.

Getting there

By car you drive on the A2 (Basel-Gotthard) to Stans Süd, then on the main road 20 km to Engelberg. Engelberg is 30 minutes from Lucerne, 1 hour and 15 minutes from Basel, Zurich or Bern.

Parking

Parking spaces are available in Engelberg for a fee.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'673'583E 1'185'831N
DD
46.819563, 8.402887
DMS
46°49'10.4"N 8°24'10.4"E
UTM
32T 454451 5185286
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Engelberg’s bike shops have a wide range of bikes and cycling accessories for sale or hire. It’s also worth stopping by if your bike is in need of repairs or replacement parts.


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Thilo Mast
September 03, 2019 · Community
Einfach eine super schöne und abwechslungsreiche Tour! Danke für die Eindrücke! :)
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When did you do this route? August 27, 2019
Photo: Thilo Mast, Community
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Photo: Thilo Mast, Community
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Difficulty
S2 difficult
Distance
72.6 km
Duration
9:10 h
Ascent
1,983 m
Descent
1,976 m
Highest point
2,207 m
Lowest point
445 m
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