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Lake Sarnen MTB circular tour

Mountain Bike · Giswil
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  • Seepromenade Seefeld, Sarnen
    / Seepromenade Seefeld, Sarnen
    Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
  • / Weinrebe Landenberg, Sarnen
    Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
  • / Rundfahrt Sarnersee, Wilen im Frühling
    Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
  • / Rundfahrt Sarnersee
    Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
  • / Seepromenade Seefeld, Sarnen
    Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
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This wonderful mountain bike tour offers great views of the lake and historical sights, where a pause is recommended.
easy
22.6 km
2:11 h
311 m
311 m
The start of this easy mountain bike tour, in a beautiful closed valley with a unique lake landscape, leads through Sachseln above the right bank of the lake. After Sachseln you come to the capital of Obwalden, Sarnen. Here stands the Hexen Tower with its unique White Book of Sarnen. The Tell story is told in it. Landenberg Castle towers above Sarnen, from where foreign occupiers were expelled long ago.

After that, the quiet road leads to Wilen, a slepy hamlet. 120 metres of elevation gain lead via Oberwilen and you soon reach the delightful, shady forest with ancient streams. These are charming when there is little water, but wild after a thunderstorm.

After the forest, you ride past the attractive outdoor pool at Giswil campsite. A good place to stop off and linger.

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Obwalden Tourismus
Updated: January 05, 2021
Difficulty
S0 easy
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Highest point
638 m
Lowest point
470 m
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Follow the red signposts for cycling.

The route can also be followed in the opposite direction.

You can start your tour anywhere along the route.

Start

Sachseln (484 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'657'045E 1'187'534N
DD
46.836510, 8.186400
DMS
46°50'11.4"N 8°11'11.0"E
UTM
32T 437957 5187317
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Destination

Sachseln

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'657'045E 1'187'534N
DD
46.836510, 8.186400
DMS
46°50'11.4"N 8°11'11.0"E
UTM
32T 437957 5187317
w3w 
///sedated.drones.lamppost
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Difficulty
S0 easy
Distance
22.6 km
Duration
2:11 h
Ascent
311 m
Descent
311 m

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