A ride in William Tell's mountains of central Switzerland

Altdorf

Altdorf, Uri

Altdorf, Uri

Altdorf › Ost: Restaurant Nussbäumli

Altdorf › Ost: Restaurant Nussbäumli

Altdorf: Ski und Wandergebiet Eggbergen - 1450müM

Altdorf: Ski und Wandergebiet Eggbergen - 1450müM

Altdorf: Lehnplatz

Altdorf: Lehnplatz

Altdorf: Live Wetter (Gitschenblick)

Altdorf: Live Wetter (Gitschenblick)

Altdorf: Live Wetter (Bristenblick)

Altdorf: Live Wetter (Bristenblick)

The Schattdorf mountains are the classic biker territory of the Urners. This magnificent tour in the region William Tell can hardly be surpassed as regards variety. In the Middle Ages, WIlliam Tell lived in Bürglen. He inspired the independence movement in the "Urschweiz", i.e., the original cantons of Switzerland.

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Technical information

Begin and end of tour: Altdorf Train station
Technical requirements: challenging
Physical fitness: challenging
Distance: 22.8 km
Total altitude meters: 1.032 m
Biking time: 02:00 - 03:00 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start and end of tour: 458 m
Culmination point: 1.445 m
Season: May - November
Panorama: The lonely Riedertal Valley.
Beautiful view of the Urner Lake.
Gastronomy: Altdorf, Schattdorf, the Schattdorf mountains
Overnight: Altdorf
Various: The center of Altdorf with the statue of William Tell
Literature: Bike-Explorer

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Altdorf - Schattdorf - Haldi - Oberfeld - Riedertal - Schattdorf - Altdorf

On an off-road ascent you will reach the Haldi terrace, a fantastic vantage point high above Schattdorf. Past imposing rock faces you will swoop down the exciting descent into the solitary Riedertal valley. The first part of the downhill is not especially demanding, apart from the fact that 40% is a steep descent into the valley. But during the second 400-meter stretch, downhill experts can show off their skills. The route then leads through the little known Riedertal Valley to Bürglen and via Schattdorf back to the starting point of the tour, Altdorf.

You can reach the Haldi more easily if you cycle up the mountain road. The mountain train from Schattdorf to the Haldi transports bikers, too. The lower part of the downhill descent into the Riedertal Valley is very steep and challenging. The tour can be cut short on the Haldi.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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