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Gerschnialp/Trauboden Engelberg

Route
Mountain Bike
Length
5.5 km
Travel time
1 ½ h
Gerschnialp/Trauboden Engelberg
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The medium-difficulty bike tour to Gerschnialp mostly leads through the forest and is therefore perfect for hot days. The Gerschnialp Alpine Cheese Dairy offers culinary delights for all tastes.

From Engelberg railway station, the starting point for the Gerschnialp-Trauboden bike tour, you go to the valley station of the TITLIS mountain railway and continue left over the tarred Gerschnistrasse (you must expect factory traffic on the road) in the direction of Untertrübsee. Steadily rising but protected from the sun by the forest, it is heading towards its destination. Once the forest is aligned, there are still a few bends to the fork in the road. Here you turn left towards Gerschnialp and back into the forest. At the top station of the funicular railway, you head towards the mountain restaurant Ritz. Here you can make a stop. The Ritz is known for its seasonal cuisine and grills. If you sit down on the sun terrace with a panoramic view, you run the risk of not wanting to get up again. However, the tour destination has not yet been reached. Approx. 5 kilometres on a natural road are still waiting to be driven off. Back to the valley and to the starting point of the tour, it goes over the same route.

Technical details

Tour type
Mountain Bike
Starting point
Engelberg train station
Point of arrival
Trauboden
Difficulty
Easy
Condition
2 / 6
Ascent
316 m
Descent
4 m
Best Time of Year
May, June, July, August, September, October
Directions

Engelberg-Gerschnialp-Trauboden

Safety information

On the Gerschnistrasse in the direction of Untertrübsee, factory traffic must be expected.

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

Cheese dairy Gerschnialp

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Parking

Parking spaces are available in Engelberg for a fee.

Arrival / Return journey

By car you drive on the A2 (Basel-Gotthard) to Stans Süd, then on the main road 20 km to Engelberg. Engelberg is 30 minutes from Lucerne, 1 hour and 15 minutes from Basel, Zurich or Bern.

Accessible by bus and train
Yes
Public transport

National and international connections (from Zurich airport connections every half hour with approx. 1h travel time) to Lucerne.Afterwards with the Zentralbahn in 43 minutes through varied landscape and gorges up to Engelberg.

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