85 Unterwalden-Route
85 Unterwalden-Route

Cycling in Switzerland

Unterwalden-Route

Unterwalden-Route

Giswil–Engelberg

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Unterwalden-Route

Unterwalden-Route

From the silvery Sarnersee lake through Kernwald forest to Stans, with Swiss hero Winkelried immortalized in marble. The historic Hochhüs stands in the Aa Valley, the trail to the monastery village of Engelberg with its holiday atmosphere is uneven and steep.
Rudenz Castle once protected Giswil, today it is the reed meadows on the shallow lake that are protected. The baroque pilgrimage church in Sachseln holds the bones of St Niklaus von der Flüe. Mountain slopes busy with dairy farming, green meadows dotted with brown farmhouses with steep baroque gable roofs and narrow roofing over the windows.

Bewitching Kernwald, a wild, boulder-strewn forest, separates the two half-cantons of Obwalden and Nidwalden. In Stans, the Winkelried memorial on the village square is a reminder of heroic Swiss deeds. The Rosenburg, once residence, granary and salt store, is the most impressive building in Nidwalden’s still peaceful main town. An ancient funicular railway scales the Stanserhorn.

The Engelberg valley begins gently, a railway purring up along the Aa. In Wolfenschiessen the 400-year-old Höchhus with many windows and projecting verandas - a true showpiece of a Central Switzerland mansion. The railway needs large cogwheels to master the Schwändiloch to Engelberg, cyclists need rather smaller ones. Engelberg, once a small, autonomous papal state, now a lively holiday village.
From the silvery Sarnersee lake through Kernwald forest to Stans, with Swiss hero Winkelried immortalized in marble. The historic Hochhüs stands in the Aa Valley, the trail to the monastery village of Engelberg with its holiday atmosphere is uneven and steep.
Rudenz Castle once protected Giswil, today it is the reed meadows on the shallow lake that are protected. The baroque pilgrimage church in Sachseln holds the bones of St Niklaus von der Flüe. Mountain slopes busy with dairy farming, green meadows dotted with brown farmhouses with steep baroque gable roofs and narrow roofing over the windows.

Bewitching Kernwald, a wild, boulder-strewn forest, separates the two half-cantons of Obwalden and Nidwalden. In Stans, the Winkelried memorial on the village square is a reminder of heroic Swiss deeds. The Rosenburg, once residence, granary and salt store, is the most impressive building in Nidwalden’s still peaceful main town. An ancient funicular railway scales the Stanserhorn.

The Engelberg valley begins gently, a railway purring up along the Aa. In Wolfenschiessen the 400-year-old Höchhus with many windows and projecting verandas - a true showpiece of a Central Switzerland mansion. The railway needs large cogwheels to master the Schwändiloch to Engelberg, cyclists need rather smaller ones. Engelberg, once a small, autonomous papal state, now a lively holiday village.
45 km | 2 Stages
Asphalted: 39 km
Natural surface: 6 km
950 m | 440 m
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Giswil
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Arrival / return travel Engelberg
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Services

Accommodation

Camping International Sarnersee Giswil
Camping International Sarnersee Giswil
Giswil
Hotel Bahnhof
Hotel Bahnhof
Giswil
Hotel Krone Giswil
Hotel Krone Giswil
Giswil
Landgasthof Zollhaus
Landgasthof Zollhaus
Giswil
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
Kurhaus am Sarnersee
Kurhaus am Sarnersee
Wilen (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
Bauernhof Familie Waser
Bauernhof Familie Waser
Stans
Gasthof Schützenhaus Wil
Gasthof Schützenhaus Wil
Oberdorf/Stans
Pilgerhaus Maria Rickenbach
Pilgerhaus Maria Rickenbach
Niederrickenbach
Jugendherberge Engelberg
Jugendherberge Engelberg
Engelberg
Berglodge Ristis
Berglodge Ristis
Engelberg
Hotel Crystal Engelberg
Hotel Crystal Engelberg
Engelberg
Brunnihütte SAC
Brunnihütte SAC
Engelberg
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Places

Giswil
Giswil
Flüeli-Ranft
Flüeli-Ranft
Sachseln
Sachseln
Sarnen
Sarnen
Alpnachstad
Alpnachstad
Stansstad
Stansstad
Stans
Stans
Niederrickenbach
Niederrickenbach
Oberrickenbach
Oberrickenbach
Engelberg - Titlis
Engelberg - Titlis
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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
Hergiswil Glassworks
Hergiswil Glassworks
Medieval town of Stans
Medieval town of Stans
Nidwalden Museum
Nidwalden Museum
Benedictine Monastery Engelberg
Benedictine Monastery Engelberg
Cheese Factory
Cheese Factory
Folk Museum
Folk Museum
Tickle path Brunni
Tickle path Brunni
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Swimming

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

Signalization
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Signalization

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