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Rigi Tour - SwitzerlandMobility Route 963

· 4 reviews · Mountain Bike · Canton of Schwyz
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  • Seepromenade in Brunnen
    / Seepromenade in Brunnen
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
  • / Waldabschnitt der Rigi-Tour
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  • / Urmiberg
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
  • / Restaurant Urmiberg mit Bergbahn
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
  • / Rast mit Blick auf den Lauerzersee und die beiden Mythen
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
  • / Verschnaufpause beim Gätterli
    Photo: Schwyz Tourismus, Ferien- und Ausflugsregion Schwyz
  • / Blick nach Gersau am Vierwaldstättersee
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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

  • Victorinox Museum and Visitor Centre
  • Lake Lucerne
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Schwyz Tourismus 
Update: July 06, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Gottertli, 1,330 m
Lowest point
434 m
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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

www.schweizmobil.ch/de/mountainbikeland/routen/route-0963.html

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

Turn-by-turn directions

Brunnen - Gersau - Gätterli - Gotterli - Urmiberg - Seewen - Brunnen

Note


all notes on protected areas

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

Ein dichtes Netz gut ausgebauter National- und Hauptstrassen verbindet Brunnen mit allen wichtigen Zentren der Schweiz und der Nachbarländer. Weitere Informationen: www.tcs.ch oder www.maps.google.ch

Parking

Auf dem Ortsplan von Brunnen finden Sie die verschiedenen Parkplätze eingezeichnet. Alle Parkplätze sind kostenpflichtig.

Empfehlung für Langzeitparkierer 24h/CHF 5.- Muotaplatz.

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
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

3.5
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Simone Jacot
August 16, 2020 · Community
Sehr schöne Aussicht. Aber steil auf Asphalt rauf und dann steil auf Schotter und Asphalt runter. Einmal machen reicht.
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When did you do this route? August 15, 2020
Ronny Betschart
May 24, 2020 · Community
Gersau gestartet und die fahrt zum Gätterlipass mit schönen geteerten Strassen. Die runterfahrt eher gefährlich und nichts für Anfänger.
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Rigi Tour
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Gefährliche runterfahrt
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Fabio Ballak
July 23, 2019 · Community
Schöner Ausblick während der ganzen Tour. Fast die ganze Zeit Asphaltbelag. Route führt in Brunnen durch Velofahrverbot, kann jedoch problemlos umfahren werden. Bei Kilometer 18 führt die Tour über einen Wanderweg, sollte umfahren werden (nicht durchgehend befahrbar). Abfahrt bei Kilometer 18.5 sehr steil und geröllig, für ungeübte Fahrer empfiehlt sich das Bike für 100m zu stossen. Technisch einfach, der Aufstieg auf den Gätterli Pass eher anspruchsvoll. 4:30h auf der gemütlichen Seite.
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When did you do this route? July 22, 2019
Photo: Fabio Ballak, Community
Photo: Fabio Ballak, Community
Photo: Fabio Ballak, Community
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Rigi Tour
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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
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