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Brunni Valley Bike - 414 SwitzerlandMobility

Route
Mountain Bike
Length
27.6 km
Travel time
4 ½ h
Photo: A. Sanchez
Photo: A. Sanchez
Photo: A. Sanchez
Photo: A. Sanchez
Photo: A. Sanchez
Photo: A. Sanchez
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The Schächen valley is a paradise for MTB devotees in the holiday region of Uri. This tour takes you from historical Altdorf via Tell’s birthplace into the Brunni valley, nestled between steep flanks of rock near Unterschächen.

Following the tumbling Schächenbach stream, you encounter scattered settlements typical of the Schächen valley. The first opportunity for a break is in one of the welcoming guesthouses of Unterschächen. On entering the Brunni valley, you are met with a wonderful view of the Gross Ruchen, the largest limestone crag in Europe. You follow the unpaved road through picturesque coniferous forests via Rüti to Alp Brunni. The route now climbs gently via Nider Lammerbach, past the Brunni Chapel to Trogenalp. The rustic restaurant there serves great-tasting alp cheese and a real Schächental coffee as you admire the idyllic views. The trip back follows the old road along the Hinterschächen. Passing through species-rich meadows and colourful woodland, you reach Lauwi and its wild animal sculptures hewn out of wood. Passing the Bad Chapel, nestled between the steep rock flanks of the Brunni valley, you arrive at Unterschächen. You then take the main Klausen road back to Altdorf.

 

Tip(s)

The tour is waymarked no. 414 throughout.

Technical details

Tour type
Mountain Bike
Starting point
Altdorf
Point of arrival
Altdorf
Difficulty
Difficult
Condition
5 / 6
Ascent
1200 m
Descent
1200 m
Directions

Altdorf - Schattdorf - Brügg - Spiringen - Unterschächen - Brunni - Nider Lammerbach - Trogenalp - Brunni - Unterschächen - Spiringen - Brügg - Schattdorf - Altdorf

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Parking

Kostenpflichtiger Parkplatz am Bahnhof Altdorf.

Arrival / Return journey

Von der Autobahn A2 und von der Axenstrasse her kommend in Richtung Altdorf fahren, anschliessend Abzweiger zum Bahnhof nehmen.

Accessible by bus and train
No
Public transport

Take the bus or train to Altdorf station, where this tour starts.

Further information & links

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