Experience fantastic MTB holidays in Engelberg. As one of Central Switzerland’s largest mountain biking regions, Engelberg offers a wide variety of trails to suit every ability and interest. From simple and easy-going to challenging and action-packed – the routes offer nothing but fun all the way. Discover the Four Lakes Tour.
Who is in charge of the upkeep and development of the trails?
Pirmin is the hard-working soul behind the trails. Born and bred in Engelberg, he is the trails warden and president of the Engelberg MTB club. Weighed down with tools, he makes his way to the start of one of them. He offloads his pickaxe, spade and other tools and hops onto his enduro bike. He personally tests the first section to check whether it meets his high standards. Now and then he stops to examine a problem and make a note. On arrival at the bottom, he takes the chair lift back up and sets about fixing the issues. He then tries the section a few more times at full speed and makes a few more corrections to the trail. His enthusiasm to achieve a perfect MTB experience makes the hours fly by. When he sits down by the side of the trail for a well-earned bite to eat, passing riders thank him for his hard work – that’s when he knows it’s all been worth it.
How did Pirmin get the job of warden?
After working as a lift supervisor on the Titlis for one winter season, Pirmin spent the next winter as a patroller in the team supervising the ski runs and rescuing injured skiers. Even then, he was keen to provide visitors with the perfect experience. He has now been with the Titlis aerial cableway company for seven years on a full-time basis. In recent years he has been able to turn his passion into a job in the summer by assuming responsibility for building and maintaining the trails on the Joch Pass. The qualified carpenter spent a lot of his youth in the saddle and knows what it takes to create the ideal MTB trail.
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