spinner

Lake Sarnen MTB circular tour

Route
Mountain Bike
Length
22.6 km
Travel time
2 ½ h
Tour details
Tour details
Lake Sarnen MTB circular tour
Seepromenade Seefeld, Sarnen
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Lake Sarnen MTB circular tour
Weinrebe Landenberg, Sarnen
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Lake Sarnen MTB circular tour
Rundfahrt Sarnersee, Wilen im Frühling
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Lake Sarnen MTB circular tour
Rundfahrt Sarnersee
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Lake Sarnen MTB circular tour
Seepromenade Seefeld, Sarnen
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
×
This wonderful mountain bike tour offers great views of the lake and historical sights, where a pause is recommended.
The start of this easy mountain bike tour, in a beautiful closed valley with a unique lake landscape, leads through Sachseln above the right bank of the lake. After Sachseln you come to the capital of Obwalden, Sarnen. Here stands the Hexen Tower with its unique White Book of Sarnen. The Tell story is told in it. Landenberg Castle towers above Sarnen, from where foreign occupiers were expelled long ago.

After that, the quiet road leads to Wilen, a slepy hamlet. 120 metres of elevation gain lead via Oberwilen and you soon reach the delightful, shady forest with ancient streams. These are charming when there is little water, but wild after a thunderstorm.

After the forest, you ride past the attractive outdoor pool at Giswil campsite. A good place to stop off and linger.

Technical details

Tour type
Mountain Bike
Starting point
Sachseln
Point of arrival
Sachseln
Difficulty
Easy
Condition
1 / 6
Ascent
311 m
Descent
311 m
Best Time of Year
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Export
GPX Download

Click on the altitude profile

Good to know

Accessible by bus and train
No
Further information & links
Follow the red signposts for cycling.

The route can also be followed in the opposite direction.

You can start your tour anywhere along the route.