703 Wichelseerundfahrt
703 Wichelseerundfahrt

Cycling in Switzerland

Wichelseerundfahrt

Wichelseerundfahrt

Sarnen–Wichelsee–Alpnach–Sarnen

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Wichelseerundfahrt

Wichelseerundfahrt

Lake Wichel is located in a popular recreational area with a beautiful landscape. In particular, the forest-trimmed cliffs behind the lake are a worthwhile photo subject.
This bicycle tour starts in the town of Sarnen. Its numerous sights bear witness to a lively history. Stately homes and small businesses form the heart of the Flecken neighborhood. Near the attractive village center stands Sarnen's beautiful old town hall. In fact, it has been representing the whole canton of Obwalden for nearly 600 years. This is where they keep the «white book of Sarnen» – the oldest surviving book chronicling the history of the founding of Switzerland.

If you follow Sarnen's portion of the Aa River, you'll find the nature conservation area at Lake Wichel. Here you can observe a variety of waterfowl. You can also see the little Dunschtig Chapel, which has room for about 20 people. It was built after the big cattle plague of 1779. As you continue toward Alpnach you'll pass the airport – you can't miss it. On hot summer days you can cool off at the beach at Lake Alpnach before heading back to Sarnen.
Lake Wichel is located in a popular recreational area with a beautiful landscape. In particular, the forest-trimmed cliffs behind the lake are a worthwhile photo subject.
This bicycle tour starts in the town of Sarnen. Its numerous sights bear witness to a lively history. Stately homes and small businesses form the heart of the Flecken neighborhood. Near the attractive village center stands Sarnen's beautiful old town hall. In fact, it has been representing the whole canton of Obwalden for nearly 600 years. This is where they keep the «white book of Sarnen» – the oldest surviving book chronicling the history of the founding of Switzerland.

If you follow Sarnen's portion of the Aa River, you'll find the nature conservation area at Lake Wichel. Here you can observe a variety of waterfowl. You can also see the little Dunschtig Chapel, which has room for about 20 people. It was built after the big cattle plague of 1779. As you continue toward Alpnach you'll pass the airport – you can't miss it. On hot summer days you can cool off at the beach at Lake Alpnach before heading back to Sarnen.
20 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 14 km
Natural surface: 6 km
150 m | 150 m
easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Sarnen
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Arrival / return travel Sarnen
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Contact

Obwalden Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 1
6060 Sarnen
Tel. +41 (0)41 666 50 40
info@obwalden-tourismus.ch
www.obwalden-tourismus.ch

Services

Accommodation

Hotel Kurhaus am Sarnersee
Hotel Kurhaus am Sarnersee
Wilen (Sarnen)
B&B Restaurant Peterhof Garni
B&B Restaurant Peterhof Garni
Sarnen
Camping Seefeld Park Sarnen
Camping Seefeld Park Sarnen
Sarnen
Haus des Schweizer Rudersports
Haus des Schweizer Rudersports
Sarnen
Hotel Krone Sarnen
Hotel Krone Sarnen
Sarnen
Seehotel Wilerbad
Seehotel Wilerbad
Wilen am Sarnersee
Daniela’s BnB
Daniela’s BnB
Kerns
Erlebnisbauernhof Weid
Erlebnisbauernhof Weid
Kerns
Bio Hof Eggmatt
Bio Hof Eggmatt
Alpnach Dorf
Landgasthof Schlüssel Alpnach
Landgasthof Schlüssel Alpnach
Alpnach Dorf
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Places

Sarnen
Sarnen
Flüeli-Ranft
Flüeli-Ranft
Sachseln
Sachseln
Alpnachstad
Alpnachstad
Pilatus
Pilatus
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Places of interest

Brother Klaus Museum, Sachseln
Brother Klaus Museum, Sachseln
Burial chapel of Brother Klaus
Burial chapel of Brother Klaus
High Bridge, Kerns
High Bridge, Kerns
Mount Pilatus
Mount Pilatus
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Swimming

Seefeld waterpark Sarnen
Seefeld waterpark Sarnen
Bathing complex Sachseln
Bathing complex Sachseln
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Signalization

Signalization
For cycling, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization