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Herrenrüti track

Cross-Country Skiing
4.3 km
Travel time
approx. 1 h
Tour details
Tour details
Herrenrüti track
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus
Herrenrüti track
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus
Herrenrüti track
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus
The 4 km long track "Herrenrüti" is conditionally and technically demanding. Situated at the very back of the valley, the route is unique from a scenic point of view.

The starting point of this cross-country skiing route is the Fürenalp valley station. This conditionally and technically demanding route is over 4 kilometres long and includes a steep ascent up to Herrenrüti. The start is still easy, with a slight ascent over the Herrenrütiboden. From there it's a steep climb up to Spannörtern. Once you reach the top of Herrenrüti, after a short loop, the route descends back to the starting point. Situated at the far end of the valley, the route is scenically unique. You almost feel like you are back in time and there is nothing to listen to except your own breath and the crunch of the snow.


Technical details

Tour type
Cross-Country Skiing
Starting point
Fürenalp valley station.
Point of arrival
Fürenalp valley station.
4 / 6
100 m
101 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March, December

The cross-country skiing equipment can be rented in the sports shops in Engelberg.

Author’s advice
The tour can be extended at will and the valley trail can be added. Via the valley cross-country trail you can get to the Nordic Center in the village, or use the free sports bus to get to the starting point of the tour.
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Good to know

Parking spaces are available in Engelberg for a fee.
Arrival / Return journey
Take the Motorway A2 (Basel-Luzern-Gotthard) to Stans-south. From there follow the main road for 20 km to Engelberg. Engelberg is about 30 minutes from Lucerne. From Zurich you need about 1 h 15 min, and from Bern or Basel approximatly 1 h 45 min.
Accessible by bus and train
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.
Further information & links

Cross Country Map

Cross country pass

Ski Report

Mountain railway ticket

Cross country schools