Explore the heart of Switzerland on an e-bike – the new Route 1291 ranks amongst Switzerland’s most impressive and historical itineraries. Starting and finishing in Lucerne, the 385 km circular route is divided into seven stages and passes numerous sights, castles and historically interesting towns and villages.
|1 route||7 day stages||5 cantons|
|over 8000 m elevation gain/loss||385 km||≈ 34 hours|
Route 1291 passes through a variety of landscapes and terrains featuring palm trees, lakes, mountains and gorges as well as glaciers and alpine passes. Starting at Lucerne, the route leads via Weggis, Brunnen and Altdorf to Andermatt. From there, it continues over the Furka, Grimsel and Brünig passes to Lungern, Sörenberg, Entlebuch and finally to Canton Lucerne’s rural hinterland – Willisau, Sursee, Beromünster and Hochdorf. Other highlights along the new e-bike route include numerous restaurants and wine estates.
The total route is divided into seven daily stages, each between 40 and 70 kilometres. The "Route 1291" is intended for sporty, ambitious e-bikers. The four stages in particular, which lead over mountain passes, are physically demanding. Stages five to seven from Sörenberg via Entlebuch and Sursee to Lucerne are recommended for pleasure bikers.