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E-bike-Tour of Indulgence

Route
Cycling
Length
24.8 km
Travel time
2h
Tour details
Tour details
E-bike-Tour of Indulgence
Dorf Lauerz
Photo: Sonja Senn, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
E-bike-Tour of Indulgence
Hauptplatz Schwyz mit Rathaus
Photo: Sonja Senn, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
E-bike-Tour of Indulgence
Lauerzersee mit Insel Schwanau
Photo: Sonja Senn, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
E-bike-Tour of Indulgence
Naturschutzgebiet Lauerzersee
Photo: Sonja Senn, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
E-bike-Tour of Indulgence
Hauptort Schwyz mit dem beiden Mythen
Photo: Sonja Senn, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
E-bike-Tour of Indulgence
Blick über den Lauerzersee nach Steinerberg
Photo: Sonja Senn, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
E-bike-Tour of Indulgence
Aussicht über den Vierwaldstättersee zum Niederbauen-Kulm
Photo: Sonja Senn, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
E-bike-Tour of Indulgence
Museum Forum Schweizer Geschichte
Photo: Sonja Senn, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
E-bike-Tour of Indulgence
Picknick aus dem Velokorb
Photo: Sonja Senn, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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This relaxing and enjoyable round tour on a rented electric bicycle takes you from Brunnen across the fields to the canton's capital Schwyz and around the idyllic Lauerzersee. The excursion is rounded off with a visit to the Forum of Swiss History (modernes Museum zur Entstehungsgeschichte der Schweiz), with a picnic from the bicycle basket at Lake Lauerz and a refreshing dip in the lake.

Recreation, exercise, nature - treat yourself to a break in the Schwyz valley basin.

 

The tour starts at Brunnen. On a flat path, the tour leads along the hill of Ingenbohl Monastery from the centre of Brunnen. After a slight ascent, you will reach Schönenbuch in Wiler and enjoy a beautiful view of the valley and the capital Schwyz, your first stage destination. In the Schwyz Museum 'Forum Schweizer Geschichte' you will witness the oath of the three Swiss Confederates on the adventure course. After much history, your head now needs fresh air and your belly also needs to be taken care of. Redeem your picnic voucher at the Reichmuth butcher's shop and cycle to the banks of Lake Lauerz with your basket of delicacies. There are many secluded spots around the lake, choose your favourite one. After the break the ride around the lake continues, maybe the next stop for the ferry crossing to Schwanau Island will soon entice you. Back to Brunnen, the route always follows the foot of the Rigi.

The whole route is asphalted.

 

E-bikes, directions, picnic and museum vouchers are available at the Erlebnisregion Brunnen Schwyz Tourism Center (Bahnhofstrasse 15) in Brunnen.

There are two e-bikes available, and reservations are recommended at the Erlebnisregion Brunnen Schwyz on Tel. 041 825 00 40.

 

Opening hours butcher's shop Reichmuth, Herrengasse, Schwyz: Monday - SaturdayOpening hours Forum Swiss History: Tuesday - Sunday

Opening hours Erlebnisreigon Brunnen Schwyz: Monday - Sunday (July + August) / Monday - Friday (January - June and September - December)

Technical details

Tour type
Cycling
Starting point
Tourist Information Brunnen, Bahnhofstrasse 15, 6440 Brunnen
Point of arrival
Tourist Information Brunnen, Bahnhofstrasse 15, 6440 Brunnen
Difficulty
Easy
Condition
1 / 6
Ascent
215 m
Descent
215 m
Best Time of Year
May, June, July, August, September
Directions

The starting point in Brunnen is the Tourist Information. Ride east of the railway line to the viaduct, a short distance along Schwyzerstrasse towards Schwyz and after the Chlosterbächli restaurant turn right towards the Ingenbohl monastery. At the traffic ban, turn left and drive past Holcim and take the short climb to Schönenbuch. Enjoy the quiet side road with great views. At the end of the road, turn left towards Ibach until you reach the Muota bridge on the main road. Now pedal hard past the Mythencenter shopping centre and the Victorinox company to Schwyz's main square. At the parish church turn left into Herrengasse. Here you will find the Reichmuth butcher's shop. We recommend that you fill your picnic basket before visiting the museum, as the butcher's shop takes a lunch break. Use the small alley to the left of the butcher's shop and you will reach the museum 'Forum Schweizer Geschichte' directly. Now immerse yourself in the adventure trail of the Middle Ages.

 

After the museum stop, get back on the saddle with plenty of anticipation for the picnic. Ride along Bahnhofstrasse in the direction of Seewen and take the turn-off to the left at the Bundesbriefmuseum, so you can avoid the main road. It goes delightfully downhill between lush meadows. At the end of the road, turn right and continue straight on to Schwyz-Seewen railway station. After the station, take the subway to Unterseewen and always keep right. At the intersection of the motorway exit, turn left towards the ice rink and Seebad Seewen. Now you are at the Lauerzersee and follow the road around the lake. After circling the lake, drive again in the direction of Unterseewen and now always keep to the right, at the foot of the Rigi. At the Alpenrösli restaurant, it is worth taking the climb to the right, you will then have a beautiful view of Brunnen, Lake Lucerne and the mountains of Uri. At the historic wooden bridge over the Muota, go straight on and at the Pluspunkt restaurant, also go straight across the crossing. At the end of the road, turn right into Bahnhofstrasse and after 300 m you will reach your starting point again. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Equipment
Clothing suitable for the weather. Bike helmets are available at the rental station. Don't forget your swimming trunks and towel!
Author’s advice

Ein Besuch auf der Insel Schwanau macht den Ausflug magisch!

Geniessen Sie einen Kaffee oder einen feinen Coupe.

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Parking

Municipal car park, 220 parking spaces, subject to charge.

(cheap alternative: Muota car park, 240 parking spaces, 24 h = Fr. 5.00)

Arrival / Return journey

Drive into the centre of Brunnen, approx. 1 km from the motorway exit Brunnen. Park in the nearby municipal car park.

1 minute walk to the Tourist Information.

Accessible by bus and train
Yes
Public transport

By train to Brunnen station. 8 minutes walk to the Tourist Information.

By boat to Brunnen boat station. 2 minutes walk to the Tourist Information.

By bus No. 2 or 4 to Brunnen-See/Schiffstation station. 1 minute walk to the Tourist Information.

Further information & links

Reservation der Elektro-Fahrräder unbedingt empfohlen.

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