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Biketour Choltal Klewenalp

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  • Aufstieg Richtung Stockhütte, Blick auf den Vierwaldstättersee
    / Aufstieg Richtung Stockhütte, Blick auf den Vierwaldstättersee
    Photo: outsideisfree.ch, Nidwalden Tourismus
  • / Biketransport via Gondelbahn Emmetten-Stockhütte
    Photo: outsideisfree.ch, Nidwalden Tourismus
  • / Kiesweg führt über Moor- und Alpwiesen in einem geschützten Hochmoor
    Photo: outsideisfree.ch, Nidwalden Tourismus
  • / Rasante Abfahrt durch das Choltal
    Photo: outsideisfree.ch, Nidwalden Tourismus
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Emmetten is the bike eldorado of Nidwalden. The hidden Choltal is little known even by locals and shows Nidwalden from its "wild and unspoilt" side.
difficult
Distance 12.4 km
2:01 h
616 m
616 m
Arrived in Emmetten we let transport our bikes with the cable car to Stockhütte. During the short ride we enjoy the view of the deep blue Lake Lucerne.
The Choltal bike tour starts at the Stockhütte mountain station. A gravel path leads over moor and alpine meadows. Arriving at the Egghütte, the most challenging part of the tour awaits us: on the way to Choltal we test our technical driving skills. After the challenging descent, the Choltalbach offers a number of picnic places to linger. On the road (attention traffic) we follow the way back to Emmetten.

Author’s recommendation

The tour can easily be extended through the Brennwald.
Recommended side trip: the chapel with the "Totentanz" and the fireplace "Schützen 12". The round course "Wood-Trail" at the Hotel Seeblick in Emmetten is particularly popular, where various technical elements can be practiced.
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Nidwalden Tourismus 
Update: November 23, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
1,371 m
Lowest point
755 m
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Tips and hints

Für touristische Auskünfte:

Nidwalden Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 2
6370 Stans
+41 (0)41 610 88 33
info@nidwalden.com
www.nidwalden.com

 

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Start

Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'681'846E 1'201'145N
DD
46.956346, 8.513913
DMS
46°57'22.8"N 8°30'50.1"E
UTM
32T 463014 5200427
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Turn-by-turn directions

Emmetten – Egghütte – Choltal - Emmetten

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Bushaltestelle Emmetten Post

Fahrplan SBB

Fahrplan Postauto

Getting there

Routenplaner nach Emmetten

Parking

Direkt bei der Talstation Emmetten-Stockhütte befindet sich ein grosser Parkplatz, CHF 5.- pro Kalendertag.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'681'846E 1'201'145N
DD
46.956346, 8.513913
DMS
46°57'22.8"N 8°30'50.1"E
UTM
32T 463014 5200427
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
12.4 km
Duration
2:01 h
Ascent
616 m
Descent
616 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Singletrail/Free ride

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