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Mountain Bike

Schwyz, home to cycling all-rounder Andrea Waldis

Mountain Bike · Central Switzerland
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  • Velo- und Bikeparadies Schwyz
    / Velo- und Bikeparadies Schwyz
    Video: Luzern Tourismus
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    Photo: ahundredandten.com, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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    Photo: ahundredandten.com, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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    Photo: ahundredandten.com, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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    Photo: ahundredandten.com, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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If you find even the descent taking your breath away, then you must be on a Swiss MTB trail. Canton Schwyz is a cycling and mountain biking paradise, where stunning views as well as pristine mountain and lake scenery merge with historical sites to create an immersive experience.

easy
12.5 km
1:28 h
393 m
393 m

Andrea Waldis’s MTB tip
Andrea prefers to do her training at home in Morschach. The region encompassing the Ingenbohl forest and Axenstein offers a wide range of demanding MTB challenges. Do as she does, without forgetting to take a break now and then: the views of the surrounding mountains and Lake Lucerne never cease to amaze.

«Keep moving»
Andrea Waldis’s competitive streak was evident at a young age. She was entering mountain bike races at the age of nine, and now competes against the world elite. Her greatest achievements to date have been securing the title of Junior World Champion in 2012 and a World Cup victory (U23 category) in 2013. It was her family that sparked her passion for sport. They often went walking, cross-country skiing or mountain biking in the Schwyz region. Andrea’s father spurred her on, saying «keep moving».

Professional rider with a heart for children
Andrea Waldis is committed to supporting the next generation of MTB riders. She runs a weekly evening class for school children and in September 2017 she enrolled on a course at the Schwyz University of Teacher Education.

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Author
Luzern Tourismus AG
Updated: April 25, 2018

Difficulty
easy
Technique
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Highest point
757 m
Lowest point
435 m
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Tips, hints and links

Start

Brunnen (434 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.993788, 8.605450
UTM
32T 470000 5204549

Destination

Brunnen

Turn-by-turn directions

Brunnen - Schwyzerhöhe - Morschach - Axenstein - Brunnen

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Public transport

Public transport friendly

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
12.5 km
Duration
1:28 h
Ascent
393 m
Descent
393 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic With refreshment stops Insider tip

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