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Fitness
Mountain Bike

Arnialp Engelberg

Mountain Bike
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  • Arnialp Engelberg
    / Arnialp Engelberg
    Photo: Oskar Enander Photography, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG
  • / Arnialp Engelberg
    Photo: Oskar Enander Photography, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG
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Nice easy MTB tour with glorious views of the Engelberg valley. Also suitable for active families.
easy
6.6 km
1:02 h
342 m
3 m

From Engelberg railway station, the starting point of the Arnialp tour, head for the lower terminus of the TITLIS Xpress gondola cableway. Asphalted Gerschnistrasse on the left of the terminus leads to Untertrübsee (expect works traffic). Steadily rising, but protected from the sun by the forest, the road meanders up to the Untertrübsee alp, a first opportunity for refreshments (the restaurant is considered to serve the best meringues in the region).

After the restaurant, the forest thins out and offers views of the mountains. Continuing straight ahead, the road leads past the Wanghütte refuge. Once you have crossed the Arnibach, you have reached your destination. During your well-deserved breather, you can marvel at the mountainscape and Engelberg's local mountain, the Hahnen. You return to the valley the same way you came up.

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Untertrübsee cheese dairy
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Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus
Updated: July 17, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1336 m
Lowest point
997 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Expect works traffic below Untertrübsee on Gerschnistrasse.

Tips, hints and links

Start

Engelberg railway station (999 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.819552, 8.402911
DMS
46°49'10.4"N 8°24'10.5"E
UTM
32T 454453 5185285
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Destination

Arnialp

Turn-by-turn directions

Engelberg-Untertrübsee-Arnialp

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

National and international connections (half-hourly train service from Zurich Airport to Lucerne; journey time approx. 1 hr). Then Zentralbahn railway to Engelberg in 43 minutes through ever-changing scenery and gorges.

Getting there

A2 motorway (Basel-Gotthard) to "Stans Süd" exit, then main road for 20 km to Engelberg. Engelberg is 30 minutes' drive from Lucerne, 75 minutes from Basel, Zurich or Bern. 

Parking

Fee-paying car parks in Engelberg.

Coordinates

DD
46.819552, 8.402911
DMS
46°49'10.4"N 8°24'10.5"E
UTM
32T 454453 5185285
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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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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.6 km
Duration
1:02h
Ascent
342 m
Descent
3 m
Public transport friendly Point-to-point Scenic Refreshment stops available

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