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406 - Oberland Bike

Mountain Bike · Silenen
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moderate
Distance 37.8 km
5:00 h
1,200 m
1,200 m
1,447 m
520 m
This MTB tour follows the historic Gotthard mule track through the Uri uplands and into the Urseren valley to Andermatt. Look out for the achievements of the railway pioneers from the 19th century as well as idyllically situated mountain dwellings.

 

Starting at Amsteg, after a short climb you follow the Gotthard mule track, past avalanche protection niches of the "Brisch Laui" to Meitschligen. From the eastern flank of the valley between Gurtnellen and Wassen, you have a good view of the trains that wind their way over bridges, viaducts and through spiral and horseshoe tunnels through the upper Reuss valley. Behind Wattingen you pedal under the canopy of the St. Josef Chapel, which dates from the 18th century. You continue along a magnificent forest path via Neiselental to Göschenen. The historic Gotthard mule track hugs the steep cliffs of the Schöllenen gorge to the Teufelsbrücke bridge and the Suvorov monument. Dismount here to observe the wild Gotthard Reuss, which has eaten its way into the tough Gotthard granite over the centuries. After the Urnerloch, the first tunnel to be built in the Alps, you reach the Urseren valley and Andermatt, where you turn back. The return leg follows the main road to Gurtnellen village, followed by an attractive descent over field paths to Meitschligen, after which you follow the same route as before to return to Amsteg.

Note(s)

The tour is waymarked no. 406 all the way.

 

See also

Uri Tourismus AG
Schützengasse 11
CH-6460 Altdorf
Tel. +41 (0)41 874 80 00
Fax +41 (0)41 874 80 01
Email: info@uri.info
Internet: www.uri.info

 

Andermatt-Urserntal Tourismus GmbH
Gotthardstrasse 2
CH-6490 Andermatt
Tel. +41 (0)41 888 71 00
Fax +41 (0)41 888 71 01
Email: info@andermatt.ch
Internet: www.andermatt.ch

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Update: September 16, 2022
Difficulty
S1 moderate
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Highest point
1,447 m
Lowest point
520 m

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Start

Amsteg, Bus stop "Post" (522 m)
Coordinates:
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2'694'125E 1'180'575N
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46.769701, 8.670964
DMS
46°46'10.9"N 8°40'15.5"E
UTM
32T 474877 5179624
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Amsteg - Vorder Ried - Meitschligen - Wiler bei Gurtnellen - Wattingen - Göschenen - Schöllenen - Andermatt - Göschenen - Wassen - Gurtnellen - Meitschligen - Vorder Ried - Amsteg

Note

Wildlife refuge Andermatt 1: December 01 - April 30
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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'694'125E 1'180'575N
DD
46.769701, 8.670964
DMS
46°46'10.9"N 8°40'15.5"E
UTM
32T 474877 5179624
w3w 
///plan.earth.scored
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Difficulty
S1 moderate
Distance
37.8 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
1,200 m
Descent
1,200 m
Highest point
1,447 m
Lowest point
520 m

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