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Discover the many sides of the Uri holiday region, from the islands in Lake Uri and the quasi-Mediterranean character of Altdorf in Wilhelm Tell’s homeland to stunning vantage points.
moderate
Distance 28.8 km
3:30 h
950 m
950 m
826 m
434 m

Starting at Altdorf station, you proceed northwards to Wild Ried, then westwards along a field track to Unterdorf. You might like to pay a visit to picturesque A Pro Castle and the exhibition of minerals it contains; at the same time, why not do an extra loop to the shores of Lake Uri? With their Caribbean-like atmosphere, the Lorelei bathing islands will help you keep cool in hot weather.

You then pass through the Bodenwald forest above Seedorf, a pleasant local recreational resource, on your way to Attinghausen. Once in Schattdorf, you are faced with the first challenge of the day: a short, sharp ascent through the Schattdorf protective forest. After a brief downhill you arrive at Bürglen, place of birth of our national hero, Wilhelm Tell. The cooling Spiss Tunnel provides access to Bürglen’s natural terrace and the hamlet of Bittleten, which also marks the highest point of this tour. You then turn off into the Altdorf protective forest and enjoy glorious views of the Uri valley at the Restaurant Nussbäumli. A succession of ups and downs brings you to the Gruonbach in Flüelen, after which you return to your starting point via roads and field tracks. Tip(s) The tour is waymarked no. 401 throughout.

 

Author’s tip:

Track down the myths surrounding Switzerland’s national hero at the Tell Museum in Bürglen.

Author’s recommendation

Schlossrestaurant A Pro mit Mineralienausstellung in Seedorf

Badeinseln Lorelei im Urner Reussdelta

Tell-Museum in Bürglen

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Author
Uri Tourismus AG 
Update: October 20, 2020
Difficulty
S1 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Landscape
Highest point
826 m
Lowest point
434 m

Tips and hints

Schloss A Pro

Ausstellungen in Schloss A Pro

Reussdelta mit Badeinseln Lorelei 

Tell-Museum Bürglen

Start

Altdorf (447 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'690'968E 1'192'337N
DD
46.875936, 8.631974
DMS
46°52'33.4"N 8°37'55.1"E
UTM
32T 471955 5191443
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Destination

Altdorf

Turn-by-turn directions

Altdorf - Seedorf - Attinghausen - Schattdorf - Gosmerli - Bürglen - Bittleten - Flüelen Gruonbach - Flüelen - 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

SwissGrid
2'690'968E 1'192'337N
DD
46.875936, 8.631974
DMS
46°52'33.4"N 8°37'55.1"E
UTM
32T 471955 5191443
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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Difficulty
S1 moderate
Distance
28.8 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
950 m
Descent
950 m
Highest point
826 m
Lowest point
434 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest

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