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4-lake Bike tour «Express»

Route
Mountain Bike
Length
43.0 km
Travel time
5h
Tour details
Tour details
4-lake Bike tour «Express»
Jochpass Trail
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
4-lake Bike tour «Express»
Jochpass Trail
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
4-lake Bike tour «Express»
Jochpass Trail
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
4-lake Bike tour «Express»
Hells Bells Trail
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
4-lake Bike tour «Express»
Hells Bells Trail
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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Crystal-clear mountain lakes, gushing streams, majestic glaciers - the backdrop for mountain bikers between Engelberg and Melchsee-Frutt is world class. And the trails are also worth seeing. The four-lake tour combines magnificent scenery with grandiose flow experiences.
From Engelberg railway station, the starting point of the 4-lake bike tour "Express", the route takes you to the valley station of the Titlis Xpress and with it comfortably up to Trübsee. The short section of approx. 1 km passes Trübsee, the first lake of the tour, and the bike takes you along a wide path. The 400 metres in altitude difference from Trübsee to the Jochpass can be managed by chair lift. The Flow-fun starts from here, it goes over a beautifully arranged single trail, the Hells Bells Trail (1 meter path width) towards the Engstlensee. Need a short break? The crystal-clear glacier water offers a cool down. Once you have passed the lake, there is a steep gravel path up to Tannalp. On some narrow passages the bike has to be pushed. On a wide tarred road along the deep blue Tannalpsee and beautiful alpine meadows, you reach the Melchsee, the fourth lake of the tour. In Melchsee-Frutt there are various restaurants with sun terraces where you can enjoy the panorama and get refreshments for the way back. Return to Engstlensee along the same path. The chairlift takes you up to the Jochpass and the starting point of the trail highlight, the Jochpass Trail. The Jochpass Trail with lots of flow promises unlimited fun on 4.5 kilometres. On a total of 440 metres in altitude, curves, waves and jumps are lined up, which were designed in such a way that beginners and advanced riders alike can enjoy the trail with the same amount of fun. The Jochpass lift takes you back to the start and the next run. To the starting point of the tour, the railway station Engelberg, the trail leads along gravel paths and tarred roads past Untertrübsee.

Technical details

Tour type
Mountain Bike
Starting point
Engelberg
Point of arrival
Engelberg
Difficulty
Medium
Condition
0 / 6
Ascent
1904 m
Descent
1904 m
Best Time of Year
June, July, August, September, October
Directions
Engelberg-Trübsee-Jochpass-Engstlen-Melchsee-Frutt-Engstlen-Jochpass-Trübsee-Engelberg
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

Tip: With the bike day ticket you can enjoy the trails several times.

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Good to know

Parking
Parkplätze stehen in Engelberg kostenpflichtig zur Verfügung.
Arrival / Return journey
Mit dem Auto fahren Sie auf der A2 (Basel-Gotthard) bis Stans Süd, dann auf der Hauptstrasse 20 km nach Engelberg. Engelberg liegt 30 Minuten von Luzern, 1 Stunde und 15 Minuten von Basel, Zürich oder Bern. 
Accessible by bus and train
No
Public transport
Nationale und internationale Verbindungen (ab Zürich Flughafen Verbindungen im Halbstundentakt mit ca. 1h Fahrzeit) bis Luzern. Danach mit der Zentralbahn in 43 Minuten durch eine abwechslungsreiche Landschaft und Schluchten hinauf nach Engelberg.
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