Begin and end of tour: Flüelen
Technical requirements: medium difficulty
Physical fitness: extreme
Distance: 50.6 km
Total altitude meters: 1881 m
Biking time: 04:30 - 07:00 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start and end of tour: 435 m
Culmination point: 1865 m
Season: Juni - November
Gastronomy: Flüelen, Altdorf, Bürglen, Biel, Eggbergen
Access starting point: Züge ab Luzern, Basel, Zürich oder Tessin
Access point of arrival: Züge nach Luzern, Basel, Zürich oder ins Tessin
Sixteen kilometers long, it opens up to countless fantastic views of the Urnerland. But the trail comes with a price, after all some 1,300 kilometers in altitude difference have to be overcome between the starting point in Flüelen and the beginning of the mountain trail near Unter Balm. And this is not all - on the mountain trail itself another few ascents have to be mastered. But what goes up has to come down: after every ascent, you will be rewarded with a descent! And how! Just imagine, on a stretch of 6 km, the phenomenal altitude difference of 1,000 meters simply vanishes. Enjoy yourself!
Flüelen - Bürglen - Spiringen - Urigen - Untere Balm - Flesch - Eggbergen - Flüelen
The biking tour starts in Flüelen, proceeds on flat terrain to Altdorf and further on to Bürglen. On the Klausen Pass Road you will cycle to Witerschwanden. Now the ride becomes challenging, because from here the ascent takes place on the much steeper hiking trail. Near Urigen, the tour continues on the pass road. In Unter Balm is the turning point of the tour, which at the same time is the starting point of the Schächen Valley mountain trail. Accompanied by spectacular views you will ride down the slope to Eggbergen, which signifies the end of this mountain trail. An ultra steep descent returns you to Flüelen.
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.