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Bike Tour Brunnihütte

Route
Mountain Bike
Length
13.3 km
Travel time
3 h
Tour details
Tour details
Bike Tour Brunnihütte
Biketour Brunnihütte
Photo: Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG
Bike Tour Brunnihütte
Biketour Brunnihütte
Photo: Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG
Bike Tour Brunnihütte
Biketour Brunnihütte
Photo: Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG
Bike Tour Brunnihütte
Biketour Brunnihütte
Photo: Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG
Bike Tour Brunnihütte
Biketour Brunnihütte
Photo: Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG
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Biking on the sunny side of Engelberg is possible on the route to the Brunnihütte SAC. The highlight of this tour is the view of the Titlis. From nowhere else you can see the glacier as good as from there. At the end of the tour the Herzlisee with the Kitzelpfad waits for tired biker feet.
From Engelberg railway station, the starting point of the bike tour to the Brunnihütte, take the village road past the Tourist Center (stop recommended for the last good tips) towards 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. If you have missed the breather in the Schwand and have provisions with you, there is a nice opportunity for a stop at the picnic spot Spisboden. Once you reach the Ristis mountain lodge, it becomes more challenging and the surface changes from asphalt to gravel. The natural road meanders at the foot of the Rigidalstock up to the Rigidalalp. The small, rustic alp has only a few seats and yet a break is always worthwhile. The Engelberg local mountain Hahnen can rarely be admired from so close. If the photos are in the box, you have to climb up and pedal hard again. It only takes a short moment until the Brunnihütte SAC with the waving Swiss flag comes into sight. Arrived at destination - take off your shoes and head for the tickle path. Around the Herzlisee, the Kneipp path quickly makes you forget your painful feet. Back to the valley and to the starting point of the tour, the same route is followed.

Technical details

Tour type
Mountain Bike
Starting point
Engelberg train station
Point of arrival
Brunnihütte
Difficulty
Medium
Condition
4 / 6
Ascent
862 m
Descent
0
Best Time of Year
May, June, July, August, September, October
Directions
Engelberg-Schwand-Spisboden-Ristis-Rigidal-Brunnihütte
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
  • You drive past the Tourist Center - get the latest tips for the day
  • A Stop at the Herzlisee
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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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