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Chinzig Valley Bike - 417 SwitzerlandMobility

Route
Mountain Bike
Length
63.2 km
Travel time
7 ½ h
Photo: A. Sanchez
Photo: A. Sanchez
Photo: A. Sanchez
Photo: A. Sanchez
Photo: A. Sanchez
Photo: A. Sanchez
Photo: A. Sanchez
Photo: A. Sanchez
Photo: A. Sanchez
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The longest and most demanding MTB route in the holiday region of Uri follows in the footsteps of the Russian General Suvorov and offers fantastic views at the traverse of the Chinzig Chulm.

You start by skirting Lake Uri northwards on the imposing Axen road. You arrive at the village of Sisikon having cycled through ancient tunnels and past steep cliff faces on this historic road. Here you turn off into the idyllic Riemendstalden valley where you climb to Goldplangg. With its golden display of flowers, the nature conservation area on either side of the watershed is particularly charming in the spring. You might like a well-earned rest at the cosy Liplisbüel alp restaurant. The next leg of the tour takes you through picturesque alps in the Chinz valley populated with cows, sheep and noisy marmots. Over 200 years ago the Russian General Suvorov tackled the arduous Chinzig Pass with more than 20,000 men in a bid to escape the French army. You now start the attractive descent from 2073 m to 447 m: the first section to Gisleralp is very demanding, with only the most technically experienced riders remaining in the saddle all the way. This is followed by ups and downs on a broad unpaved road, which ends with an attractive descent via the Eggberge and the Altdorf forest.

 

Tip(s)

The tour is waymarked no. 417 throughout.

Technical details

Tour type
Mountain Bike
Starting point
Altdorf station
Point of arrival
Altdorf station
Difficulty
Difficult
Condition
6 / 6
Ascent
2500 m
Descent
2500 m
Directions

Altdorf - Flüelen - Sisikon - Riemenstalden - Goldplangg - Äbnet - Liplisbüel - Chinzig Chulm - Gisler Alp - Obflüe - Ruogig - Fleschsee - Eggberge - Mittlere Planzeren - 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