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Lake Sarnen circular tour

Route
Cycling
Length
17.1 km
Travel time
1 ½ h
Tour details
Tour details
Lake Sarnen circular tour
Seerundfahrt Sarnersee
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Lake Sarnen circular tour
Rundweg Sarnersee, Seefeld Sarnen
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Lake Sarnen circular tour
Seerundfahrt, Seefeld Sarnen
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Lake Sarnen circular tour
Seerundfahrt Sarnersee
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Lake Sarnen circular tour
Seerundfahrt Sarnersee
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Lake Sarnen circular tour
Seerundfahrt Sarnersee
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Lake Sarnen circular tour
Seerundfahrt Sarnersee
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Lake Sarnen circular tour
Seerundfahrt Sarnersee
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Lake Sarnen circular tour
Seerundfahrt Sarnersee
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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As an easy introduction, the Lake Sarnen circular tour offers a cycling experience for the whole family in a beautiful enclosed valley boasting a unique lake landscape.
The round trip starts in Giswil. On the cycle path you reach Sachseln and then the capital of Obwalden, Sarnen with its Hexen Tower and unique White Book of Sarnen that tells the story of Tell. Above Sarnen sits Landenberg Castle, from which foreign occupiers were ousted long ago.

The quiet road then leads to Wilen, a sleepy hamlet. Soon you reach the beautiful, shady Forstwald forest with its ancient streams where children like to play. These waterways look charming enough when there is little water, but they can become raging torrents during storms. After the Forstwald, it is worth making a detour to Giswil campsite for its playground and bistro.

Technical details

Tour type
Cycling
Starting point
Giswil
Point of arrival
Giswil
Difficulty
Easy
Condition
1 / 6
Ascent
95 m
Descent
95 m
Best Time of Year
April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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Good to know

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

The route can also be completed in the opposite direction.