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Schächen Valley Bike - 416 SwitzerlandMobility

Mountain Bike · Switzerland
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Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
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This tour along the Schächen valley high-level trail is a classic MTB destination. The magnificent panoramic excursion is well served in terms of infrastructure and challenging ups and downs amid delightful scenery.
difficult
58.1 km
6:30 h
2000 m
2000 m

Passing Bürglen, Wilhelm Tell’s birthplace, you climb steadily along the Klausenpass road through the long Schächen valley. Hewn out the rock, the road along the “Lini” (mountain line) is most impressive. More than 400 m down, you see the hamlet of Aesch with its 90-metre waterfall. The unpaved road constituting the Schächen valley high-level trail is peppered with panoramic views of the mountains and pretty alp settlements. Make sure you purchase some Uri cheese from one of the many alp herdsmen on the way. The following rollercoaster ride with splendid views of the Schächen and Reuss valleys is a real thrill. Short, sharp climbs on this leg of the tour will keep your pulse racing, while the mountain inns along the route provide opportunities for refreshment and rest. After the idyllic Steinselez valley, there is a final ascent to Lake Flesch before you tackle the exciting downhill ride via Eggberge and the Altdorf protective forest.

 

Tip(s)

The tour is waymarked no. 416 throughout.

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Author
Uri Tourismus AG
Updated: April 04, 2018

Difficulty
S1 difficult
Technique
Stamina
Landscape
Highest point
1948 m
Lowest point
438 m

Tips, hints and links

Uri Tourismus AG

Schützengasse 11

CH-6460 Altdorf

Tel. +41 (0)41 874 80 00

Fax +41 (0)41 874 80 01

Email: info@uri.info

Internet: www.uri.info 

Start

Altdorf station (447 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.876526, 8.631495
DMS
46°52'35.5"N 8°37'53.4"E
UTM
32T 471919 5191509
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Destination

Altdorf station

Turn-by-turn directions

Altdorf - Schattdorf - Brügg - Spiringen - Unterschächen - Klausen Pass - Heidmanegg - Chrummwasen - Obflüe - Ruogig - Fleschsee - Eggberge - Mittlere Planzeren - Altdorf

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Take the bus or train to Altdorf station, where this tour starts.

Getting there

Von der Autobahn A2 und von der Axenstrasse her kommend in Richtung Altdorf fahren, anschliessend Abzweiger zum Bahnhof nehmen.

Parking

Kostenpflichtiger Parkplatz am Bahnhof Altdorf.

Coordinates

DD
46.876526, 8.631495
DMS
46°52'35.5"N 8°37'53.4"E
UTM
32T 471919 5191509
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
S1 difficult
Distance
58.1 km
Duration
6:30h
Ascent
2000 m
Descent
2000 m
Refreshment stops available Loop Scenic

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