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Four Lakes MTB Tour

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The Four Lakes MTB Tour delights with magnificent views of the mountain panorama and with crystal-clear lakes, by which you can take a break after the physically demanding ascent.
moderate
29.2 km
5:01 h
1,382 m
1,310 m
From Engelberg railway station, the starting point of the Four Lakes Bike Tour, you ride to the lower terminus of the TITLIS cableways and continue left along the metalled Gerschnistrasse (you must expect works traffic on the road) towards Untertrübsee. Past the Untertrübsee alp, a gravel path turns off to the left after about a kilometre. From there on, strong legs are required. The coarse gravel places high demands on fitness and riding technique. The views of the Titlis and the knowledge that a chairlift will take you to the top will help you forget the strain. The 400-plus metres in elevation gain from Lake Trüb to the Joch pass can be mastered with the chairlift. From here, the route takes you along a beautifully designed single trail (1 metre wide) towards Lake Engstlen. Need a short break? Cool off in the crystal-clear glacier water. Once you have passed the lake, you follow a stretch of approx. 600 m along the Spycherflue up to Tannalp. Now you follow a wide metalled road along deep blue Lake Tannalp and beautiful alpine pastures, descending gently towards Lake Melch. Once you arrive at Melchsee-Frutt, take Melchtalerstrasse to Stöckalp.

The route can also be completed in reverse.

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Obwalden Tourismus
Updated: January 05, 2021
Difficulty
S0 moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,208 m
Lowest point
995 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Expect works traffic on the road between Gerschnistrasse and Untertrübsee.

Melchtalerstrasse leading down to Stöckalp is only passable at odd hours (e.g. 11.00-11.40 hrs).

Start

Engelberg (999 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'673'587E 1'185'820N
DD
46.819464, 8.402949
DMS
46°49'10.1"N 8°24'10.6"E
UTM
32T 454456 5185275
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Destination

Stöckalp

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Nationale und internationale Verbindungen (ab Zürich Flughafen Verbindungen im Halbstundentakt mit ca. 1h Fahrzeit) bis Luzern. Danach mit der Zentralbahn in 43 Minuten durch abwechslungsreiche Landschaft und Schluchten hinauf nach Engelberg.

Getting there

Mit dem Auto fahren Sie auf der A2 (Basel-Gotthard) bis Stans Süd, dann auf der Hauptstrasse 20 km nach Engelberg. Engelberg liegt 30 Minuten von Luzern, 1 Stunde und 15 Minuten von Basel, Zürich oder Bern.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'673'587E 1'185'820N
DD
46.819464, 8.402949
DMS
46°49'10.1"N 8°24'10.6"E
UTM
32T 454456 5185275
w3w 
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Difficulty
S0 moderate
Distance
29.2 km
Duration
5:01 h
Ascent
1,382 m
Descent
1,310 m

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