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Chinzig Valley Bike - 417 SwitzerlandMobility

Mountain Bike · Switzerland
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Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
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m 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 60 50 40 30 20 10 km Alp Ober Gisleralp Bergestaurant Lipplisbüöl Alp Chinzertal Alpenkiosk Fleschsee Restaurant Kaiserstock Altdorf Altdorf

The longest and most demanding MTB route in the holiday region of Uri follows in the footsteps of the Russian General Suvorov and offers fantastic views at the traverse of the Chinzig Chulm.
difficult
63.2 km
7:30 h
2500 m
2500 m

You start by skirting Lake Uri northwards on the imposing Axen road. You arrive at the village of Sisikon having cycled through ancient tunnels and past steep cliff faces on this historic road. Here you turn off into the idyllic Riemendstalden valley where you climb to Goldplangg. With its golden display of flowers, the nature conservation area on either side of the watershed is particularly charming in the spring. You might like a well-earned rest at the cosy Liplisbüel alp restaurant. The next leg of the tour takes you through picturesque alps in the Chinz valley populated with cows, sheep and noisy marmots. Over 200 years ago the Russian General Suvorov tackled the arduous Chinzig Pass with more than 20,000 men in a bid to escape the French army. You now start the attractive descent from 2073 m to 447 m: the first section to Gisleralp is very demanding, with only the most technically experienced riders remaining in the saddle all the way. This is followed by ups and downs on a broad unpaved road, which ends with an attractive descent via the Eggberge and the Altdorf forest.

 

Tip(s)

The tour is waymarked no. 417 throughout.

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Uri Tourismus AG
Updated: July 23, 2020

Difficulty
S2 difficult
Technique
Stamina
Landscape
Highest point
2073 m
Lowest point
434 m

Tips, hints and links

Uri Tourismus AG

Schützengasse 11

CH-6460 Altdorf

Tel. +41 (0)41 874 80 00

Fax +41 (0)41 874 80 01

Email: info@uri.info

Internet: www.uri.info

 

Start

Altdorf station (447 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.876526, 8.631489
DMS
46°52'35.5"N 8°37'53.4"E
UTM
32T 471919 5191509
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Destination

Altdorf station

Turn-by-turn directions

Altdorf - Flüelen - Sisikon - Riemenstalden - Goldplangg - Äbnet - Liplisbüel - Chinzig Chulm - Gisler Alp - Obflüe - Ruogig - Fleschsee - Eggberge - Mittlere Planzeren - 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

DD
46.876526, 8.631489
DMS
46°52'35.5"N 8°37'53.4"E
UTM
32T 471919 5191509
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
S2 difficult
Distance
63.2 km
Duration
7:30h
Ascent
2500 m
Descent
2500 m
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