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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
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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
1,371 m
755 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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Track types

Asphalt 2.85%Forested/wild trail 24.21%Path 18.28%Road 26.95%Unknown 27.68%
Asphalt
0.4 km
Forested/wild trail
3 km
Path
2.3 km
Road
3.3 km
Unknown
3.4 km
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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

 

Weitere Bikerouten auf nidwalden.com/bike

Start

Coordinates:
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2'681'846E 1'201'145N
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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

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Bushaltestelle Emmetten Post

Fahrplan SBB

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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 
///massaged.resort.vines
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
12.4 km
Duration
2:01 h
Ascent
616 m
Descent
616 m
Highest point
1,371 m
Lowest point
755 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Singletrail/Free ride

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