4 Alpine Panorama Route
4 Alpine Panorama Route

Cycling in Switzerland

etappe-01806

Alpine Panorama Route

Stage 9, Variante Sörenberg–Escholzmatt–Schangnau

Route report
50 photos

VL_004_09_P1120895_R_F_M.jpg
etappe-01806

Alpine Panorama Route

Stage 5 alternative: The unpaved section between Sörenberg and Schangnau (approximately 7 km) is quite an adventure and can be bypassed via Escholzmatt. This route uses main roads and takes you via Flühli, the largest municipality in the Canton Lucerne, to the heart of the Entlebuch Valley.
The alternative for stage 5 is considerably longer, but it avoids several hundred altitude meters of cycling uphill. When the weather is bad and the ground is wet, you may be better off following this route. The Schratteflue is conveniently bypassed over a wide area and you can take a look at the wild karst formations in Entlebuch’s UNESCO biosphere reserve. The Entlebuch house in Schüpfheim is another great place to visit. The local history museum provides insight into the life of the farmers and the regional craftsmanship. The exceptional collection of Flühli’s glass art is another highlight. The Entlebuch is known for charcoal burning. In the area of the Napf mountain, Switzerland’s last charcoal makers are practicing the old craft on a professional basis, but generally part-time. In a charcoal kiln, a covered pile of wood, the wood is left smouldering and about two weeks later, the charcoal is finished.

In and around Escholzmatt there is no scarcity of restaurants and pubs or May poles. The young lads take pleasure in setting up an elaborate May pole at night and subsequently celebrate with a few drinks at the local pub. If the chosen girl is pleased with their May pole the next morning, nothing stands in the way of happiness. Now the tour continues swiftly along paved roads with the Ilfis River on the right, running in the direction of Langnau, then the Hilfere which joins the Ilfis.

In Marbach you may ask yourself why the cloudless sky suddenly darkens for just a moment. Looking up quickly answers the puzzle: paragliders. They fearlessly throw themselves from Marbachegg and thus block the sun for a few seconds. Beat Feuz, world champion in downhill skiing, does much the same, but in the snow. The extremely popular skier was born in Schangnau and his picture is ever-present in this area, but he probably prefers plummeting down the famous Streif or Lauberhorn ski slopes rather than the Marbachegg or even the Schratteflue…
Stage 5 alternative: The unpaved section between Sörenberg and Schangnau (approximately 7 km) is quite an adventure and can be bypassed via Escholzmatt. This route uses main roads and takes you via Flühli, the largest municipality in the Canton Lucerne, to the heart of the Entlebuch Valley.
The alternative for stage 5 is considerably longer, but it avoids several hundred altitude meters of cycling uphill. When the weather is bad and the ground is wet, you may be better off following this route. The Schratteflue is conveniently bypassed over a wide area and you can take a look at the wild karst formations in Entlebuch’s UNESCO biosphere reserve. The Entlebuch house in Schüpfheim is another great place to visit. The local history museum provides insight into the life of the farmers and the regional craftsmanship. The exceptional collection of Flühli’s glass art is another highlight. The Entlebuch is known for charcoal burning. In the area of the Napf mountain, Switzerland’s last charcoal makers are practicing the old craft on a professional basis, but generally part-time. In a charcoal kiln, a covered pile of wood, the wood is left smouldering and about two weeks later, the charcoal is finished.

In and around Escholzmatt there is no scarcity of restaurants and pubs or May poles. The young lads take pleasure in setting up an elaborate May pole at night and subsequently celebrate with a few drinks at the local pub. If the chosen girl is pleased with their May pole the next morning, nothing stands in the way of happiness. Now the tour continues swiftly along paved roads with the Ilfis River on the right, running in the direction of Langnau, then the Hilfere which joins the Ilfis.

In Marbach you may ask yourself why the cloudless sky suddenly darkens for just a moment. Looking up quickly answers the puzzle: paragliders. They fearlessly throw themselves from Marbachegg and thus block the sun for a few seconds. Beat Feuz, world champion in downhill skiing, does much the same, but in the snow. The extremely popular skier was born in Schangnau and his picture is ever-present in this area, but he probably prefers plummeting down the famous Streif or Lauberhorn ski slopes rather than the Marbachegg or even the Schratteflue…
32 km
Asphalted: 32 km
Natural surface: 0 km
360 m | 540 m
easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Sörenberg, Post
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map
Arrival / return travel Schangnau, Post
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

Services

Accommodation

Berggasthaus Salwideli
Berggasthaus Salwideli
Sörenberg
Birkenhof
Birkenhof
Sörenberg
Hotel Rischli
Hotel Rischli
Sörenberg
Hotel Sörenberg
Hotel Sörenberg
Sörenberg
Hotel Sporting
Hotel Sporting
Marbach
Meisenegg
Meisenegg
Marbach LU
Gasthof zum Löwen
Gasthof zum Löwen
Schangnau
Gmünde
Gmünde
Schüpfheim
Show all

Places

Sörenberg
Sörenberg
Escholzmatt
Escholzmatt
Marbach
Marbach
Schangnau
Schangnau
Schüpfheim
Schüpfheim
Show all

Places of interest

Mire landscapes Salwiden
Mire landscapes Salwiden
Mooraculum Sörenberg Entlebuch
Mooraculum Sörenberg Entlebuch
Kneipp facility in Flühli-Sörenberg
Kneipp facility in Flühli-Sörenberg
Flowtrail Marbachegg
Flowtrail Marbachegg
Heiligenkreuz - a place of power
Heiligenkreuz - a place of power
Rollsportpark Schüpfheim
Rollsportpark Schüpfheim
UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch
UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch
Show all