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Arnialp Engelberg

Route
Mountain Bike
Length
6.6 km
Travel time
1 ½ h
Arnialp Engelberg
Arnialp Engelberg
Photo: Oskar Enander Photography, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG
Arnialp Engelberg
Arnialp Engelberg
Photo: Oskar Enander Photography, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG
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Nice easy MTB tour with glorious views of the Engelberg valley. Also suitable for active families.

From Engelberg railway station, the starting point of the Arnialp tour, head for the lower terminus of the TITLIS Xpress gondola cableway. Asphalted Gerschnistrasse on the left of the terminus leads to Untertrübsee (expect works traffic). Steadily rising, but protected from the sun by the forest, the road meanders up to the Untertrübsee alp, a first opportunity for refreshments (the restaurant is considered to serve the best meringues in the region).

After the restaurant, the forest thins out and offers views of the mountains. Continuing straight ahead, the road leads past the Wanghütte refuge. Once you have crossed the Arnibach, you have reached your destination. During your well-deserved breather, you can marvel at the mountainscape and Engelberg's local mountain, the Hahnen. You return to the valley the same way you came up.

Technical details

Tour type
Mountain Bike
Starting point
Engelberg railway station
Point of arrival
Arnialp
Difficulty
Easy
Condition
2 / 6
Ascent
342 m
Descent
3 m
Best Time of Year
May, June, July, August, September, October
Directions

Engelberg-Untertrübsee-Arnialp

Safety information

Expect works traffic below Untertrübsee on Gerschnistrasse.

Equipment

Engelberg’s sports shops have a wide range of bikes and cycling accessories for sale or hire. It’s also worth stopping by if your bike is in need of repairs or replacement parts.

Author’s advice

Untertrübsee cheese dairy

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Good to know

Parking
Fee-paying car parks in Engelberg.
Arrival / Return journey
A2 motorway (Basel-Gotthard) to "Stans Süd" exit, then main road for 20 km to Engelberg. Engelberg is 30 minutes' drive from Lucerne, 75 minutes from Basel, Zurich or Bern. 
Accessible by bus and train
Yes
Public transport
National and international connections (half-hourly train service from Zurich Airport to Lucerne; journey time approx. 1 hr). Then Zentralbahn railway to Engelberg in 43 minutes through ever-changing scenery and gorges.
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