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Rigi Tour - SwitzerlandMobility Route 963

· 5 reviews · Mountain Bike · Canton of Schwyz
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  • Seepromenade in Brunnen
    Seepromenade in Brunnen
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The routes on the Rigi massif offer some of the best mountain biking in Central Switzerland. The fabulous views in all directions are a joy for the eye and balm for the soul.

moderate
Distance 29.2 km
4:34 h
1,025 m
1,025 m
1,330 m
434 m

Though not really technically difficult, you need to be fit for this demanding tour. It is amply rewarded by wonderful distant views.

After a flat section along Lake Lucerne, the ascent to the Gätterli Pass begins at Gersau. The ride leads to Timpelweid via Alp Egg and the Gottertli. Just before the Urmiberg is a short section where you need to dismount. This is followed by a rapid descent down to the valley and along the Muota back to where you started.

Author’s recommendation

  • Lake Lucerne
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Schwyz Tourismus
Update: January 25, 2023
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Gottertli, 1,330 m
Lowest point
434 m
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Track types

Asphalt 55.03%Dirt road 7.10%Forested/wild trail 12.67%Path 11.19%Road 13.98%
Asphalt
16.1 km
Dirt road
2.1 km
Forested/wild trail
3.7 km
Path
3.3 km
Road
4.1 km
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Safety information

The lakeside road between Brunnen and Gersau is very busy on weekends. The route is waymarked in one direction only: Brunnen - Gersau - Gätterli - Brunnen.

Tips and hints

Start

Brunnen (434 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'688'753E 1'205'416N
DD
46.993866, 8.605469
DMS
46°59'37.9"N 8°36'19.7"E
UTM
32T 470002 5204558
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Destination

Brunnen

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Brunnen lies on the most important north-south railway axis and benefits from excellent connections with the rest of the Swiss Federal Railways network. Excellent rail links.

Insider's tip: take the bike on the boat and enjoy the trip on Lake Lucerne to Brunnen.

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'688'753E 1'205'416N
DD
46.993866, 8.605469
DMS
46°59'37.9"N 8°36'19.7"E
UTM
32T 470002 5204558
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3.4
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Marc A.
August 09, 2022 · Community
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When did you do this route? August 09, 2022
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Simone Jacot
August 16, 2020 · Community
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When did you do this route? August 15, 2020
Ronny Betschart
May 24, 2020 · Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
29.2 km
Duration
4:34 h
Ascent
1,025 m
Descent
1,025 m
Highest point
1,330 m
Lowest point
434 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Botanical highlights

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