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Grossteilerberg Bike

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Obwalden Tourismus Explorers Choice 
  • Blick Richtung Giswil vom Grossteilerberg
    Blick Richtung Giswil vom Grossteilerberg
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A medium-difficulty MTB tour on which you discover the best sides of the scattered settlement of Giswil and admire wonderful views over the Sarneraa valley on the Grossteilerberg.
moderate
Distance 17.8 km
2:03 h
655 m
655 m
1,135 m
481 m
The start and finish of the Grossteilerberg Bike is at Giswil railway station, right next to the tourist office. Since there is no actual historic village centre and Giswil consists of a distinct scattered settlement, you will be riding through great scenery after just a few minutes.

After the tour starts off leisurely on the valley floor past handsome Obwalden houses, Stein-Schlad-Strasse takes you up the Grossteilerberg to the Gruonholz. This is followed by a descent on a partly unpaved road through a lovely forest section. These old plantations were planted as flood protection in the catchment area of the Laui. The torrent has flooded the valley floor several times. Its natural basin offers many opportunities to linger, swim and barbecue, but it is also a constant reminder of the potentially dangerous nature of the usually slow-flowing water.

Isolated old houses bear witness to the farms that used to be here. As soon as the forest clears, you are rewarded with wonderful views over the Laui torrent and valley floor. The trail continues in leisurely fashion along the stream to the starting point in Giswil.

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Obwalden Tourismus 
Update: August 17, 2021
Difficulty
S0 moderate
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Highest point
1,135 m
Lowest point
481 m
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Follow the red signs. This route is signposted in one direction only: Giswil - Bachfleisch - Hinterbrenden - Giswil.

 

One short pushing section.

Start

Giswil (482 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'656'983E 1'187'516N
DD
46.836346, 8.185590
DMS
46°50'10.8"N 8°11'08.1"E
UTM
32T 437895 5187300
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Destination

Giswil

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'656'983E 1'187'516N
DD
46.836346, 8.185590
DMS
46°50'10.8"N 8°11'08.1"E
UTM
32T 437895 5187300
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Difficulty
S0 moderate
Distance
17.8 km
Duration
2:03 h
Ascent
655 m
Descent
655 m
Highest point
1,135 m
Lowest point
481 m

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