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Scenic tour of Menzberg

Route
Cycling
Length
27.2 km
Travel time
2 ½ h
Menzberg
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Menzberg
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Dorf Menzberg
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Weiherlandschaft Ostergau
Photo: Willisau Tourismus, Willisau Tourismus
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This round tour takes place in the vicinity of Menzberg, the highest village in the Napf mountains. If you like mountains, you will love this tour. The glorious views from the village amply reward the effort of reaching it.

From Willisau station, you pedal westwards to the Hotel Mohren and follow the sign for Menzberg. The road now climbs slightly along the Buchwigger up to the junction to Rohrmatt. Here begins the ascent to Menzberg. Passing through the hamlet of Schülen, and following a hefty gradient in the Chabisstutz, you come to the main Menznau - Menzberg road. You continue upwards until you reach Menzberg village. You may well want to have a rest here and admire the views. There follows a fast descent to Menznau, where you cross the cantonal road and take a left after the railway level crossing; heading for Geiss, you come to the junction for Rötelberg. You now follow the main road; after a short downhill, the Ostergau pond landscape comes into view on your right – time for a photo, maybe? The remaining leg of the ride should take no more than ten minutes.

Technical details

Tour type
Cycling
Starting point
Willisau station
Point of arrival
Willisau station
Difficulty
Medium
Condition
3 / 6
Ascent
601 m
Descent
601 m
Best Time of Year
April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Directions

Willisau - Menzberg - Menznau - Willisau

Author’s advice

Author’s tip

  • Menzberg: Offering unique views of the sweeping Swiss Central Plateau and striking alpine peaks, Menzberg lies at the end of a typical offshoot of the Napf. The village is very popular with day-trippers.
  • Ostergau: the Ostergaus pond landscape is a natural protected area of national importance.
  • Willisau: with its historical sights, the little medieval town of Willisau merits more than a cursory visit. With its seven-sided fountains, two town gates and welcoming restaurants, the old part of town exudes a particular atmosphere.
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Good to know

Parking

Beim Bahnhof (Gebührenpflichtig) oder bei der Festhalle (bis 12 Stunden gratis).

Arrival / Return journey

Auf der A 2 Ausfahrt Willisau.

Accessible by bus and train
Yes
Public transport

BLS railway to Willisau