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4-Lakes MTB Tour

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    Photo: Oskar Enander Photography, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG
  • / 4-Seen Biketour in Engelberg
    Photo: Oskar Enander Photography, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG
  • / 4-Seen Biketour in Engelberg
    Photo: Oskar Enander Photography, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG
  • / 4-Seen Biketour in Engelberg
    Photo: Oskar Enander Photography, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG
  • / 4-Seen Biketour in Engelberg
    Photo: Oskar Enander Photography, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG
  • / 4-Seen Biketour in Engelberg
    Photo: Oskar Enander Photography, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG
  • / 4-Seen Biketour in Engelberg
    Photo: Oskar Enander Photography, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG
  • / 4-Seen Biketour in Engelberg
    Photo: Oskar Enander Photography, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG
  • / 4-Seen Biketour
    Video: Engelberg-Titlis
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 The 4-Lakes MTB Tour offers stunning views of the mountain panorama alongside crystal clear mountain lakes, which are welcome following the physically demanding climb just completed.

 

moderate
54.3 km
7:07 h
1444 m
1995 m

Starting the tour at Engelberg station, you make your way to the lower terminus of the TITLIS cableway and continue left along the asphalted Gerschnistrasse (look out for works traffic) towards Untertrübsee. Around a kilometre after passing Alp Untertrübsee, a gravel path forks off left. From now on, strong legs are the order of the day. The coarse gravel makes considerable demands of both rider and technique. Views of the Titlis and the knowledge that there is a chair lift waiting further up should be enough to lessen the discomfort. The chair lift makes the 400-metre ascent between Lake Trüb and the Joch Pass. What follows is a wonderfully constructed, metre-wide single trail alongside Lake Engstlen. Need a break? The crystal clear glacier water is nice and cooling. Once you have passed the lake, there follows a section involving having to push the bike for some 600m along dhe Spycherflue as you climb to Tannalp. You then have a wide asphalted road alongside Lake Tannalp and delightful alpine pastures, descending gently towards Lake Melch. On arrival at Melchsee-Frutt, you take the Melchtalerstrasse to Stöckalp. This road is open to downhill traffic only at odd-numbered times, e.g. 11.00 a.m. - 11.40 a.m.). In the Melch valley, you take the main road between St. Niklausen and Kerns. In the centre of Kerns follow the signs for Stans. The Zentralbahn station is in the centre of this pretty village: there are hourly trains (at xx.24) to your setting-off point, Engelberg.

 

 

 

Author’s recommendation

Buy a combi-ticket for rail/train use.

 

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Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus
Updated: September 22, 2020
Difficulty
S2 moderate
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Highest point
2209 m
Lowest point
445 m
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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.).

Tips, hints and links

Start

Railway station Engelberg (999 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.819525, 8.402922
DMS
46°49'10.3"N 8°24'10.5"E
UTM
32T 454454 5185282
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Destination

Stans

Turn-by-turn directions

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

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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

DD
46.819525, 8.402922
DMS
46°49'10.3"N 8°24'10.5"E
UTM
32T 454454 5185282
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Engelberg’s sports 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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Reviews

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Herbert Danler
September 17, 2018 · Community
Landschaftlich zweifellos grossartig, aber mit einigen Dingen, die mir nicht so gefallen haben: -der Weg von Engelberg zum Trübsee beginnt mit einer Tragepassage über gut 150-200 hm. -der restliche Weg zum Trübsee ist schwer, aber fahrbar. -vom Trübsee zum Jochpass geht es eigentlich nur mit der Bahn, fahren ist wegen der Steilheit nicht möglich. Dann kommt die schönste Passage der Tour, der Singletrail zum Engstlensee. Der ist wirklich super! -zur Tannalp folgt dann wieder grossteils eine Schiebepassage -ab Tannalp geht's dann eigentlich nur mehr über Asphaltstrassen weiter, nicht unbedingt etwas, wo das Mountainbiker Herz höher schlägt. -es sind auf der ganzen Strecke sehr viele Leute unterwegs, bei Melchsee-Frutt sind es schon extrem viele. Eh klar, Wochenende, aber das hat meine Erwartungen schon übertroffen. Also wie gesagt, landschaftlich super, aber als klassische Mountainbike Tour wie ich sie mir vorstelle, nicht so der Hammer.
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Done at September 16, 2018

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Difficulty
S2 moderate
Distance
54.3 km
Duration
7:07h
Ascent
1444 m
Descent
1995 m
Public transport friendly Point-to-point Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Botanical highlights Cableway ascent/descent

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