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Brunni Valley Bike - 414 SwitzerlandMobility

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The Schächen valley is a paradise for MTB devotees in the holiday region of Uri. This tour takes you from historical Altdorf via Tell’s birthplace into the Brunni valley, nestled between steep flanks of rock near Unterschächen.
difficult
Distance 27.6 km
4:30 h
1,200 m
1,200 m
1,522 m
447 m

Following the tumbling Schächenbach stream, you encounter scattered settlements typical of the Schächen valley. The first opportunity for a break is in one of the welcoming guesthouses of Unterschächen. On entering the Brunni valley, you are met with a wonderful view of the Gross Ruchen, the largest limestone crag in Europe. You follow the unpaved road through picturesque coniferous forests via Rüti to Alp Brunni. The route now climbs gently via Nider Lammerbach, past the Brunni Chapel to Trogenalp. The rustic restaurant there serves great-tasting alp cheese and a real Schächental coffee as you admire the idyllic views. The trip back follows the old road along the Hinterschächen. Passing through species-rich meadows and colourful woodland, you reach Lauwi and its wild animal sculptures hewn out of wood. Passing the Bad Chapel, nestled between the steep rock flanks of the Brunni valley, you arrive at Unterschächen. You then take the main Klausen road back to Altdorf.

 

Tip(s)

The tour is waymarked no. 414 throughout.

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Author
Uri Tourismus AG 
Update: October 20, 2020
Difficulty
S1 difficult
Technique
Stamina
Landscape
Highest point
1,522 m
Lowest point
447 m

Start

Altdorf (447 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'690'968E 1'192'337N
DD
46.875936, 8.631974
DMS
46°52'33.4"N 8°37'55.1"E
UTM
32T 471955 5191443
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Destination

Altdorf

Turn-by-turn directions

Altdorf - Schattdorf - Brügg - Spiringen - Unterschächen - Brunni - Nider Lammerbach - Trogenalp - Brunni - Unterschächen - Spiringen - Brügg - Schattdorf - Altdorf

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Take the bus or train to Altdorf station, where this tour starts.

Getting there

Von der Autobahn A2 und von der Axenstrasse her kommend in Richtung Altdorf fahren, anschliessend Abzweiger zum Bahnhof nehmen.

Parking

Kostenpflichtiger Parkplatz am Bahnhof Altdorf.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'690'968E 1'192'337N
DD
46.875936, 8.631974
DMS
46°52'33.4"N 8°37'55.1"E
UTM
32T 471955 5191443
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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
S1 difficult
Distance
27.6 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
1,200 m
Descent
1,200 m
Highest point
1,522 m
Lowest point
447 m
Circular route Refreshment stops available

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