Schächen Valley Bike - 416 SwitzerlandMobility

Mountain Bike
58.1 km
Travel time
6 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

This tour along the Schächen valley high-level trail is a classic MTB destination. The magnificent panoramic excursion is well served in terms of infrastructure and challenging ups and downs amid delightful scenery.

Passing Bürglen, Wilhelm Tell’s birthplace, you climb steadily along the Klausenpass road through the long Schächen valley. Hewn out the rock, the road along the “Lini” (mountain line) is most impressive. More than 400 m down, you see the hamlet of Aesch with its 90-metre waterfall. The unpaved road constituting the Schächen valley high-level trail is peppered with panoramic views of the mountains and pretty alp settlements. Make sure you purchase some Uri cheese from one of the many alp herdsmen on the way. The following rollercoaster ride with splendid views of the Schächen and Reuss valleys is a real thrill. Short, sharp climbs on this leg of the tour will keep your pulse racing, while the mountain inns along the route provide opportunities for refreshment and rest. After the idyllic Steinselez valley, there is a final ascent to Lake Flesch before you tackle the exciting downhill ride via Eggberge and the Altdorf protective forest.



The tour is waymarked no. 416 throughout.

Technical details

Tour type
Mountain Bike
Starting point
Altdorf station
Point of arrival
Altdorf station
6 / 6
2000 m
2000 m

Altdorf - Schattdorf - Brügg - Spiringen - Unterschächen - Klausen Pass - Heidmanegg - Chrummwasen - Obflüe - Ruogig - Fleschsee - Eggberge - Mittlere Planzeren - Altdorf

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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
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