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Erstfeld Valley Bike - 405 SwitzerlandMobility

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Erstfeld, a village noted for its railway connections and forward-looking energy projects, has a side valley of the same name. The village is easy to get to by public transport. This relatively short route offers everything that constitutes an attractive MTB tour and can easily be combined with other tours. 
moderate
Distance 14.1 km
2:00 h
620 m
620 m
1,085 m
463 m

The majestic Schlossberg shows you the way as you reach the outskirts of Erstfeld and turn into the valley trail. The serpentine valley road immediately tests your mettle with a venomous climb. You pass charming hamlets and estates, which are typical of the scattered settlements you find in Uri’s mountainous regions. Wilerli at alt. 1085 m represents the highest point of this particular tour. The single trail through the Platten valley with its short technical descent via the alpine path at the Bockitobel is an MTB delight. The Bockiberg is the most impressive vantage point on the route. It offers views of the entire valley floor and of the lower Reuss valley. Hofstetten, by the vintage Hofstetten-Wilerli aerial cableway with its open cabins, is where you hit the valley floor. 

 

Tip(s)

The tour is waymarked no. 405 throughout.

Author’s recommendation

Be sure not to miss the many railway-oriented activities in Erstfeld, including the Gotthard Basis Tunnel visitor experience, Swiss Federal Railways depot of vintage locomotives, and tours of the railways Maintenance and Intervention Centre!
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Uri Tourismus AG 
Update: November 08, 2021
Difficulty
S1moderate
Technique
Stamina
Landscape
Highest point
1,085 m
Lowest point
463 m

Tips and hints

SBB Depot Erstfeld

Start

Erstfeld station (471 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'692'495E 1'186'187N
DD
46.820411, 8.650762
DMS
46°49'13.5"N 8°39'02.7"E
UTM
32T 473360 5185266
w3w 
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Destination

Erstfeld station

Turn-by-turn directions

Erstfeld - Sagerberg - Wilerli - Scheidweg - Bocki - Hofstetten - Erstfeld

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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

Getting there

Von der Autobahn A2 her kommend in Richtung Erstfeld, Bahnhof Erstfeld fahren.

Parking

Kostenpflichtiger Parkplatz am Bahnhof Erstfeld.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'692'495E 1'186'187N
DD
46.820411, 8.650762
DMS
46°49'13.5"N 8°39'02.7"E
UTM
32T 473360 5185266
w3w 
///appointed.snore.rooks
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Difficulty
S1moderate
Distance
14.1 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
620 m
Descent
620 m
Highest point
1,085 m
Lowest point
463 m
Circular route Scenic

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