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Gerschni-Trail

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Fun nature trail from the Gerschnialp, above Engelberg, through the Gerschni forest down to the Bänklialp.
moderate
Distance 0.8 km
0:05 h
0 m
176 m

The single trail starts on the Gerschnialp above Engelberg. The natural trail leads right through the Gerschniwald forest and offers flowing but also some tricky sections. Individual sections can be ridden or jumped depending on your speed and ability - fun is guaranteed. The trail ends above the hotel/restaurant Bänklialp, from where you can return to the village via the road.

 

Getting there

The easiest way to get to the start of the trail is via the tarred Gerschnistrasse road (you must be prepared for industrial traffic) through the forest, up towards Untertrübsee and on to Gerschnialp: Route Engelberg-Gerschnialp
Before the Gerschnialp - Café Ritz inn, the path leads down to the left in the direction of Engelberg to the Gerschniwald.

Author’s recommendation

A culinary stop in one of the surrounding restaurants or in the alpine cheese dairies is worthwhile in any case:

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Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus 
Update: August 12, 2021
Difficulty
S2 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,227 m
Lowest point
1,051 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Some sections are shared by hikers and bikers, trail tolerance applies here.

Tips and hints

Start

Gerschnialp (1,226 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'673'680E 1'184'987N
DD
46.811960, 8.404021
DMS
46°48'43.1"N 8°24'14.5"E
UTM
32T 454531 5184440
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Destination

Bänklialp

Turn-by-turn directions

Gerschnialp-Gerschniwald-Bänklialp

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

National and international connections (from Zurich airport connections every half hour with approx. 1h travel time) to Lucerne.Afterwards with the Zentralbahn in 43 minutes through varied landscape and gorges up to Engelberg.

Getting there

By car you drive on the A2 (Basel-Gotthard) to Stans Süd, then on the main road 20 km to Engelberg. Engelberg is 30 minutes from Lucerne, 1 hour and 15 minutes from Basel, Zurich or Bern.

Parking

Parking spaces are available in Engelberg for a fee.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'673'680E 1'184'987N
DD
46.811960, 8.404021
DMS
46°48'43.1"N 8°24'14.5"E
UTM
32T 454531 5184440
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

The bikeshops in Engelberg offer a wide range of bikes and accessories for rent and purchase. Also for repairs and spare parts it is worthwhile to stop by.

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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Rating

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Raphael Eikelmann
July 29, 2020 · Community
Aufstieg auf Asphalt.. netter Trail.. rote und blaue Route
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Difficulty
S2 moderate
Distance
0.8 km
Duration
0:05 h
Descent
176 m
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