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Walenalp Engelberg

Mountain Bike · Engelberg
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Biking on the sunny side of Engelberg is possible on the route to Walenalp. The technically easy but conditionally demanding tour offers the perfect biking route for sporty families with the wonderful view of the Engelberg Valley and the beautiful fireplace at the finish.
moderate
10.3 km
2:10 h
675 m
3 m
From Engelberg railway station, the starting point of the bike tour to Walenalp, you go through the Dorfstrasse, past the Tourist Center (stop recommended for the last good tips) and always in the direction of the monastery. After the Viktoriagärtli, the park on the left, turn left onto Schwandstrasse. From here the paved road climbs pleasantly between the houses of Engelberg. Once you have reached the Hotel Waldegg, it is worth taking a first look over the village and towards Titlis. Continue on the same road through the forest until you see the mountain inn Schwand. A short stop for refreshments is recommended here before the further ascent. Freshly fortified, you now take the path under your wheels. At the fork shortly after the restaurant you drive straight ahead. Continue on the road to Wandalp, from where a gravel path leads to the destination of Walenalp. The Swiss family fireplace right next to the alp invites you to catch your breath and linger (don't forget to pack sausage and bread). The magnificent view of the Engelberg Valley makes you forget the altitude difference you have made. Back to the valley and to the starting point of the tour, you follow the same route.

Author’s recommendation

  • You drive past the Tourist Center - get the latest tips for the day
  • Älplerbeizli Walenalp
  • Swiss family fireplace at Walenalp (don't forget sausage and bread)
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Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus
Updated: July 17, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1674 m
Lowest point
1000 m
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Start

Engelberg train station (999 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.819589, 8.402892
DMS
46°49'10.5"N 8°24'10.4"E
UTM
32T 454451 5185289
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Destination

Walenalp

Turn-by-turn directions

Engelberg-Schwand-Wandalp-Walenalp

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

National and international connections (from Zurich airport connections every half hour with approx. 1h travel time) to Lucerne.Afterwards with the Zentralbahn in 43 minutes through varied landscape and gorges up to Engelberg.

Getting there

By car you drive on the A2 (Basel-Gotthard) to Stans Süd, then on the main road 20 km to Engelberg. Engelberg is 30 minutes from Lucerne, 1 hour and 15 minutes from Basel, Zurich or Bern.

Parking

Parking spaces are available in Engelberg for a fee.

Coordinates

DD
46.819589, 8.402892
DMS
46°49'10.5"N 8°24'10.4"E
UTM
32T 454451 5185289
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Engelberg’s sports shops have a wide range of bikes and cycling accessories for sale or hire. It’s also worth stopping by if your bike is in need of repairs or replacement parts.


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.3 km
Duration
2:10h
Ascent
675 m
Descent
3 m
Round trip Scenic Refreshment stops available

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