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Bike tour Surenenpass

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  • Mountainbike-tour in der Schweiz: Biketour Surenenpass
    / Mountainbike-tour in der Schweiz: Biketour Surenenpass
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This demanding tour takes bikers through the mysteriously quiet Niedersurenen Valley into another world. Along the Engelberger Aa for the route to the Surenen Pass. The imposing Spannörter and the Stäuber waterfall are just two of the numerous highlights on this tour.
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difficult
Distance 28 km
4:55 h
1,311 m
1,834 m

The trail starts flat through the village past the imposing monastery and continues towards the Fürenalp cable car. The valley becomes narrower and the surface changes to gravel after about 1.5 km. The trail continues steadily uphill past the Herrenrüti and the Alpenrösli restaurant to the Stäfeli alpine cheese dairy/mountain inn. At Alp Stäfeli, the gravel road leads away to the right and crosses the Stierenbach stream. From there the trail goes up and down on the right side of the valley via the forest road, in front of the flanks of the Spannörter, past the Stäuber waterfall. The trail now continues to the right towards Blackenalp. At Blackenalp there is time to take a break with a magnificent view of the mountains - the Spannörter and the Surrenenpass ahead - and to recharge your batteries for the last ascent to the Surenenpass at the Alpbeizli Blackenalp. Strengthened, the route continues steadily upwards, sometimes on the bike, sometimes alongside the bike, but always with the anticipation that it's not that far to the top of the pass. The view of the Urner Alps also makes you forget all your exertions. A very challenging single trail awaits you from the highest point of the tour to Alp Waldnacht. At the lake before Alp Waldnacht, turn right onto another single trail. From Zieriberg, the road and single trail alternate until you reach the valley floor.

There are now various options for the way back to Engelberg. If you want to stay in the saddle a little longer, you can return to Engelberg via Seelisberg/Emmetten/Dallenwil. The more leisurely options are either to set off from Erstfeld by train or from Flüelen by boat back towards Engelberg.

Author’s recommendation

  •  Stop off at one of the Älpbeizli/restaurants along the way.

  • If you want to save a few metres in altitude, you can shorten the tour by taking the Fürenalpbahn or the Stäfeli-Äbnet cable car (note opening times).

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Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus 
Updated: June 07, 2021
Difficulty
S4 difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,292 m
Lowest point
465 m
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Safety information

The descent from the Surenenpass is only suitable for experienced bikers.

Tips and hints

Start

Engelberg train station (999 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'673'582E 1'185'831N
DD
46.819570, 8.402885
DMS
46°49'10.5"N 8°24'10.4"E
UTM
32T 454451 5185287
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Destination

Erstfeld train station

Turn-by-turn directions

Engelberg-Wasserfall-Herrenrüti-Alpenrösli-Stäuber-Blackenalp-Surenenpass-Waldnacht-Hofstätten-Erstfeld

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all notes on protected areas

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
2'673'582E 1'185'831N
DD
46.819570, 8.402885
DMS
46°49'10.5"N 8°24'10.4"E
UTM
32T 454451 5185287
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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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Status
closed
Difficulty
S4 difficult
Distance
28 km
Duration
4:55 h
Ascent
1,311 m
Descent
1,834 m
Public-transport-friendly Point to Point Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent

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