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Isenthal Bike - 403 SwitzerlandMobility

Mountain Bike · Switzerland
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Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
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Follow the tracks of the country’s last bear. The tour to Isenthal, perched high above Lake Lucerne, represents a technical and physical challenge, even for experienced MTB’ers.
difficult
34.2 km
5:30 h
1350 m
1350 m

Isleten, reached via the Swiss Path beside Lake Uri, is where the ascent starts; it is accompanied by fabulous views of the lake. Moving inland, you at last come to the pretty little mountain village of Isenthal, where in 1820 Switzerland’s last bear was hunted down and shot. Beyond Isenthal, you follow the gently rising road to St. Jakob. The route then steepens as you pass through wild and romantic woods and alpine meadows to reach the Chimiboden. The tour starts to bare its teeth in the rear part of the valley. The path to the highest point of the route, the Hinter Alp, is steep and rough. Once there, you can sample the local produce and savour the views at the charming alpine refuge. Refreshed and fortified, it is time for the descent. You will love the single trail to the Gossalp junction. Along the cooling Isenthalerbach, you follow the uphill stretch to the outskirts of the village. The single trail via Birchi rewards you with stunning views of Lake Uri at the Chäppeli vantage point. Enjoy a brief rest before launching yourself down the winding Isenthal road.

 

Tip(s)

The tour is waymarked no. 403 throughout.

Author’s recommendation

Put your skills to the test on the local handicrafts thematic trail.
outdooractive.com User
Author
Uri Tourismus AG
Updated: April 04, 2018

Difficulty
S2 difficult
Technique
Stamina
Landscape
Highest point
1769 m
Lowest point
434 m

Tips, hints and links

Handicrafts thematic trail

Start

Altdorf (447 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.875936, 8.631974
DMS
46°52'33.4"N 8°37'55.1"E
UTM
32T 471955 5191443
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Destination

Altdorf

Turn-by-turn directions

Altdorf - Isleten - Isenthal - St. Jakob - Chimiboden - Gossalp - Hinter Alp - Gossalp - Steinhüttli - Bielrüti - Isenthal - Isleten - 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
46.875936, 8.631974
DMS
46°52'33.4"N 8°37'55.1"E
UTM
32T 471955 5191443
w3w 
///pine.perfume.prime
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
S2 difficult
Distance
34.2 km
Duration
5:30h
Ascent
1350 m
Descent
1350 m
Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available

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