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406 - Oberland Bike

Route
Mountain Bike
Length
37.8 km
Travel time
5 ½ h
Photo: Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Photo: Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Photo: Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Photo: Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Photo: Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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This MTB tour follows the historic Gotthard mule track through the Uri uplands and into the Urseren valley to Andermatt. Look out for the achievements of the railway pioneers from the 19th century as well as idyllically situated mountain dwellings.

 

Starting at Amsteg, after a short climb you follow the Gotthard mule track, past avalanche protection niches of the "Brisch Laui" to Meitschligen. From the eastern flank of the valley between Gurtnellen and Wassen, you have a good view of the trains that wind their way over bridges, viaducts and through spiral and horseshoe tunnels through the upper Reuss valley. Behind Wattingen you pedal under the canopy of the St. Josef Chapel, which dates from the 18th century. You continue along a magnificent forest path via Neiselental to Göschenen. The historic Gotthard mule track hugs the steep cliffs of the Schöllenen gorge to the Teufelsbrücke bridge and the Suvorov monument. Dismount here to observe the wild Gotthard Reuss, which has eaten its way into the tough Gotthard granite over the centuries. After the Urnerloch, the first tunnel to be built in the Alps, you reach the Urseren valley and Andermatt, where you turn back. The return leg follows the main road to Gurtnellen village, followed by an attractive descent over field paths to Meitschligen, after which you follow the same route as before to return to Amsteg.

Note(s)

The tour is waymarked no. 406 all the way.

 

See also

Uri Tourismus AG
Schützengasse 11
CH-6460 Altdorf
Tel. +41 (0)41 874 80 00
Fax +41 (0)41 874 80 01
Email: infouri.info
Internet: www.uri.info

 

Andermatt-Urserntal Tourismus GmbH
Gotthardstrasse 2
CH-6490 Andermatt
Tel. +41 (0)41 888 71 00
Fax +41 (0)41 888 71 01
Email: infoandermatt.ch
Internet: www.andermatt.ch

Technical details

Tour type
Mountain Bike
Starting point
Amsteg, Bus stop "Post"
Difficulty
Medium
Condition
4 / 6
Ascent
1200 m
Descent
1200 m
Directions
Amsteg - Vorder Ried - Meitschligen - Wiler bei Gurtnellen - Wattingen - Göschenen - Schöllenen - Andermatt - Göschenen - Wassen - Gurtnellen - Meitschligen - Vorder Ried - Amsteg
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