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4-Lakes Bike Tour "Tour +"

Route
Mountain Bike
Length
74.7 km
Travel time
10 ½ h
Tour details
Tour details
4-Lakes Bike Tour "Tour +"
4-Seen Biketour «Tour +» in Engelberg
Photo: Oskar Enander Photography, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG
4-Lakes Bike Tour "Tour +"
4-Seen Biketour «Tour +» in Engelberg
Photo: Oskar Enander Photography, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG
4-Lakes Bike Tour "Tour +"
4-Seen Biketour «Tour +» in Engelberg
Photo: Oskar Enander Photography, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG
4-Lakes Bike Tour "Tour +"
4-Seen Biketour «Tour +» in Engelberg
Photo: Oskar Enander Photography, 4-Seen Biketour «Tour +» in Engelberg
4-Lakes Bike Tour "Tour +"
4-Seen Biketour «Tour +» in Engelberg
Photo: Oskar Enander Photography, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG
4-Lakes Bike Tour "Tour +"
4-Seen Biketour «Tour +» in Engelberg
Photo: Oskar Enander Photography, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG
4-Lakes Bike Tour "Tour +"
4-Seen Biketour «Tour +» in Engelberg
Photo: Oskar Enander Photography, 4-Seen Biketour «Tour +» in Engelberg
4-Lakes Bike Tour "Tour +"
4-Seen Biketour «Tour +» in Engelberg
Photo: Oskar Enander Photography, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG
4-Lakes Bike Tour "Tour +"
4-Seen Biketour «Tour +» in Engelberg
Photo: Oskar Enander Photography, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG
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The 4-lake bike tour offers a breathtaking view of the mountain panorama and crystal-clear mountain lakes. The long tour with the conditionally demanding climbs is something for insatiable bikers.
From Engelberg railway station, the starting point of the 4-lake bike tour+, you go to the valley station of the TITLIS mountain railway and continue left over the tarred Gerschnistrasse (you must expect factory traffic on the road) in the direction of Untertrübsee. Past the Untertrübsee Alp, a gravel road turns left after about one kilometre. Strong legs are required from that point on. The coarse gravel makes high demands on stamina and driving technique. The view of the Titlis and the knowledge that the chairlift will take you up to the top will make you forget the exertions. The 400 meters of altitude difference from Trübsee to the Jochpass can be mastered with the chairlift. From here it's over a beautifully laid out single trail (1 metre wide) towards Lake Engstlen. Short break due? Tired biker feet can cool down and relax here. Once you have passed the lake, you follow a sliding passage of approx. 600m along the Spycherflue up to Tannalp. Now it's on a wide tarred road along the deep blue Tannalpsee and beautiful alpine pastures, comfortably down towards the Melchsee. Arriving on Melchsee-Frutt, the trail leads along the Melchtalerstrasse to Stöckalp. This road can only be driven downhill at odd hours (e.g. 11.00-11.40 a.m.). Through the Melchtal valley at St. Niklausen to Kerns on the main road. In the village centre of Kerns follow the road in the direction of Stans. Once you have arrived in the idyllic village centre of Stans, it is best to recharge your batteries in the Gelateria before returning to Engelberg. You have to cover a short distance on the main road until you reach the turnoff before the level crossing. Turn right at the small chapel onto the cycle path. All along the Engelberger Aa, the path climbs slightly to Grafenort. From here the base changes to gravel. The narrow gravel path meanders idyllically up and down, along the water to the beautiful fireplace. Time for refreshment from your backpack, because from now on strong legs are required. The numerous bridges on the way to Engelberg are the only places where you can take a breather. Once the first houses of the Örtigen have been reached, you have climbed the meters and go down to Lake Eugenisee. Back to the train station and the starting point of the tour, the last few metres are back on the main road.

Technical details

Tour type
Mountain Bike
Starting point
Engelberg Train station
Point of arrival
Engelberg Train station
Difficulty
Difficult
Condition
6 / 6
Ascent
2025 m
Descent
2025 m
Best Time of Year
July, August, September, October
Directions
Engelberg-Untertrübsee-Trübsee-Jochpass-Engstlen-Tannalp-Melchsee-Frutt- Stöckalp-Melchtal-St.Nikolaus-Kerns-Stans-Dallenwil-Wolfenschiessen-Grafenort-Engelberg
Safety information

On the road between Gerschnistrasse and Untertrübsee you have to reckon with works traffic.

The Melchtalerstrasse, which leads to Stöckalp, can only be used downwards to the odd hours (e.g. 11.00-11.40 a.m.).

Sliding passage of approx. 600m along the Spycherflue up to Tannalp.

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.

Author’s advice
Stage of several days with overnight stay and train/train use
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Parking
Parking spaces are available in Engelberg for a fee.
Arrival / Return journey
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.
Accessible by bus and train
Yes
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.
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