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Sattelpass, Seewenegg

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  • Alp Honegg with view on the Giswilerstock+Rothorn
    Alp Honegg with view on the Giswilerstock+Rothorn
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A demanding cross-country tour, yet one of the most scenic in the region.
difficult
Distance 39.1 km
4:30 h
1,742 m
1,742 m
1,524 m
479 m
The starting point is at Giswil railway station: the trail begins with a gentle ascent through the Giswil valley floor to the first challenging ramp at Hinterbrenden. This direct ascent towards the Sattel pass requires fitness and a good riding technique, but offers impressive landscapes by way of compensation. As an alternative, the mountain road, which is not much used and well surfaced, can be ridden to Gruonholz.

From Gruonholz, the road is no longer so steep and leads past wonderful pastures and alps (Honegg, Zwirchi, Dörsmatt and Sattel). In Dörsmatt you can have a snack at the beautiful rest area and discover the technique of raft making. When you reach the Sattel pass (1584 m), you have views of the Entlebuch and the Hilferen pass. Also present is a memorial to the WW2 Polish internees who built this road.

After the Sattel pass, the bike has to be carried down about 70 metres of elevation loss to reach the road for the ascent to Seewenegg through beautiful pastures along the footpath. The route follows the road, which after a short while turns into an unmetalled road at the Bergrestaurant Stäldeli. Here you are challenged with inclines that are steep at times. But with so much nature to admire, you forget the pain and enjoy the ascent. Past Alp Schwand, depending on your strength and technique, there are a few sections where you can push your bike. Soon Seewenalp chapel and lake appear. The unmetalled road leads to Seewenegg and on to the Glaubenberg pass. Just below the pass summit you reach the pass road and follow it until shortly before Schwendi. Here the trail turns right and leads down to Lake Sarnen at Wilen, where you return along National Bike Route 9 to Giswil station.

Note(s)

On the Sattel pass you can stop off for a bite at the simple restaurant in summer.

See also

Obwalden Tourism
Bahnhofplatz 1
CH - 6060 Sarnen
Tel: +41 (0)41 666 50 40
Fax: +41 (0)41 666 50 45
Email: info@obwalden-tourismus.ch
www.obwalden-tourismus.ch

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Update: August 30, 2021
Difficulty
S1 difficult
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Highest point
1,524 m
Lowest point
479 m

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Safety information

Diese Wanderung führt teilweise durch militärische Waffen- und Schiessplätze. Während des Schiessens werden an gut sichtbaren Stellen am Rand des gefährdeten Gebietes sowie in den Waffenstellungen rot/weisse Fahnen, rot/weisse Ballons oder (bei Nacht) 3 rote Lampen in Dreiecksform aufgezogen oder aufgestellt. Das Betreten des gefährdeten Gebietes ist lebensgefährlich und daher verboten. Den Weisungen der Absperrposten ist Folge zu leisten. Hier gelangen Sie zu den Schiessdaten/Schiessanzeigen.

Start

Giswil, station (484 m)
Coordinates:
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2'657'060E 1'187'554N
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46.836690, 8.186600
DMS
46°50'12.1"N 8°11'11.8"E
UTM
32T 437972 5187337
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Turn-by-turn directions

Giswil - Gruonholz - Sattelpass - Stäldili - Seewenegg - Glaubenberg - Schwendi - Giswil

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'657'060E 1'187'554N
DD
46.836690, 8.186600
DMS
46°50'12.1"N 8°11'11.8"E
UTM
32T 437972 5187337
w3w 
///scorched.miss.annual
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Martin Schneiter
August 14, 2021 · Community
Sorry Leute, aber dass der Verfasser diese Tour zu einer derschönsten MTB-Tour in der Region ernennt...? Das hat für mich mit Mountainbiken gar nichts zu tun - wenn ich 90% der Strecke auf gut befestigten, sehr breiten zum Teil geteerten Strassen fahre und die Federgabel und der Stollenpneu einen Ruhetag einlegen... und zu guter Letzt schickt ihr mich noch in den Motorradlärm der Glaubenbergstrasse...?! Landschaftlich aber wirklich sehr schön und abwechslungsreich.
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When did you do this route? August 14, 2021
Steiner Urs 
April 22, 2020 · Community
Sehr schöne -aber strenge Tour - der zweite Anstieg ist „very heavy“ - Ambiente jedoch traumhsft
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Difficulty
S1 difficult
Distance
39.1 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
1,742 m
Descent
1,742 m
Highest point
1,524 m
Lowest point
479 m
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