417 Chinzig Bike
417 Chinzig Bike

Mountainbiking

Chinzig Bike

Chinzig Bike

Altdorf (Bahnhof)–Altdorf (Bahnhof)

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Chinzig Bike

Chinzig Bike

General Suvorov and 20,000 soldiers once marched from the Schächental Valley across Chinzig Chulm to the Muotathal Valley. If the troops had known then that they were using one of the most attractive mountain bike routes in Central Switzerland…
First you have to get across Chinzig Pass. To do so, you travel from Flüelen along Axenstrasse to Sisikon and climb up the Riemenstalden Valley on a small road. After a little more than 1000 meters in altitude, you arrive at Höchi where the fast downhill ride into the Muotathal Valley begins. Just above the village of Muotathal, the actual ascent to Chinzig is behind you, but there are another 1200 meters in altitude to struggle up. The small road continues through the solitary Hürital and all the way at the end of the valley the route changes to a fairly steep alpine road all the way to Chinzig Chulm. Way back then, this road was not available to the 20,000 soldiers on their way to St. Petersburg. They hauled all of their gear across the mountains on a small path – unthinkable today.

This small, but well developed mountain road leads down to the Schächental Valley, reaching Fleschsee lake shortly after, high above the bottom of the valley. The route takes you via Eggberge back to Altdorf, first on a gravel road changing to asphalt at the end, and finally to the shores of Lake Lucerne near Flüelen. Well, if Suvorov’s soldiers had known how much fun you can have on Chinzig, there might have been fewer battles fought.
General Suvorov and 20,000 soldiers once marched from the Schächental Valley across Chinzig Chulm to the Muotathal Valley. If the troops had known then that they were using one of the most attractive mountain bike routes in Central Switzerland…
First you have to get across Chinzig Pass. To do so, you travel from Flüelen along Axenstrasse to Sisikon and climb up the Riemenstalden Valley on a small road. After a little more than 1000 meters in altitude, you arrive at Höchi where the fast downhill ride into the Muotathal Valley begins. Just above the village of Muotathal, the actual ascent to Chinzig is behind you, but there are another 1200 meters in altitude to struggle up. The small road continues through the solitary Hürital and all the way at the end of the valley the route changes to a fairly steep alpine road all the way to Chinzig Chulm. Way back then, this road was not available to the 20,000 soldiers on their way to St. Petersburg. They hauled all of their gear across the mountains on a small path – unthinkable today.

This small, but well developed mountain road leads down to the Schächental Valley, reaching Fleschsee lake shortly after, high above the bottom of the valley. The route takes you via Eggberge back to Altdorf, first on a gravel road changing to asphalt at the end, and finally to the shores of Lake Lucerne near Flüelen. Well, if Suvorov’s soldiers had known how much fun you can have on Chinzig, there might have been fewer battles fought.
64 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 32 km
Natural surface: 32 km
of which Singletrail: 1 km
2800 m | 2800 m
difficult | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Altdorf
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Season

Season
Beware: snowfields possible into summer months on high-level sections.

Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: Altdorf–Riemenstalden–Chinzig Chulm–Altdorf

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Push-only passage
Bike to be pushed: Chinzig Chulm - Ober Gisleralp, ca. 15 minutes

Contact

Uri Tourismus AG
Schützengasse 11
6460 Altdorf
Tel. +41 (0)41 874 80 00
info@uri.swiss
www.uri.swiss

Services

Accommodation

Hotel Tourist
Hotel Tourist
Flüelen
Lidernenhütte SAC
Lidernenhütte SAC
Riemenstalden
Wissig-Hof
Wissig-Hof
Seelisberg
erlebniswelt moutathal GmbH / Hüttenhotel Husky-Lodge
erlebniswelt moutathal GmbH / Hüttenhotel Husky-Lodge
Muotathal
Berggasthaus Ratzi
Berggasthaus Ratzi
Spiringen
Hof Ratismatt
Hof Ratismatt
Spiringen
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Places

Altdorf
Altdorf
Flüelen
Flüelen
Sisikon
Sisikon
Morschach
Morschach
Muotathal
Muotathal
Biel-Chinzig
Biel-Chinzig
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Places of interest

Pumptrack Schattdorf
Pumptrack Schattdorf
Attinghausen, Mettlen–Berg (Surenenpass)
Attinghausen, Mettlen–Berg (Surenenpass)
Monument of Wiliam Tell
Monument of Wiliam Tell
Bathing islands Lorelei Altdorf
Bathing islands Lorelei Altdorf
Axenstrasse (Flüelen–Sisikon–Brunnen)
Axenstrasse (Flüelen–Sisikon–Brunnen)
Rütli
Rütli
Sweet chestnuts on Lake Lucerne
Sweet chestnuts on Lake Lucerne
Aussichtsparadies Stoos-Fronalpstock
Aussichtsparadies Stoos-Fronalpstock
Swiss Holiday Park
Swiss Holiday Park
Hölloch - Muotathal
Hölloch - Muotathal
Staldenweg
Staldenweg
Tell museum
Tell museum
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Swimming

Swimming baths Altdorf
Swimming baths Altdorf
Bathing islands Lorelei Altdorf
Bathing islands Lorelei Altdorf
Flüelen lido
Flüelen lido
Swiss Holiday Park Morschach
Swiss Holiday Park Morschach
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Signalization

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