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Luzern – Nidwalden: cycle tour by the lake

Bike Riding · Hergiswil (NW)
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  • Veloweg Richtung Hergiswil, Nidwalden
    / Veloweg Richtung Hergiswil, Nidwalden
    Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus
  • / Veloweg Richtung Hergiswil, Nidwalden
    Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus
  • / Allmend, Luzern
    Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus
  • / Horw, Veloweg Richtung Hergiswil
    Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus
  • / Hergiswil, Nidwalden
    Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus
m 450 440 430 8 6 4 2 km
Luzern - Hergiswil
easy
Distance 9 km
1:00 h
24 m
11 m
The tour starts at Lucerne railway station and then leads leisurely along Lake Lucerne to Hergiswil. There you will find the famous Glasi Museum.
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Author
Nidwalden Tourismus 
Update: November 24, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
460 m
Lowest point
435 m
Best time of year
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Tips and hints

For tourist information:

Nidwalden Tourism

Bahnhofplatz 2

6370 Stans

+41 41 610 88 33

info@nidwalden.com

www.nidwalden.com

 

Cycling routes

Mountain bike tours

Start

Luzern train station (435 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'666'168E 1'211'409N
DD
47.050414, 8.309452
DMS
47°03'01.5"N 8°18'34.0"E
UTM
32T 447550 5210997
w3w 
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Destination

Hergiswil train station

Turn-by-turn directions

We start at Luzern train station and cycle along the old central railway line. This has been converted into a cycle path. Then we cross Allmend, through the allotment gardens and via Horw to Lake Lucerne. Along the lake on a cycle path we continue to Hergiswil. There are nice restaurants with lakeside terraces everywhere.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Train journey to Luzern. Timetable

Getting there

Route planner to Bahnhof Luzern

Parking

Luzern train station parking

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'666'168E 1'211'409N
DD
47.050414, 8.309452
DMS
47°03'01.5"N 8°18'34.0"E
UTM
32T 447550 5210997
w3w 
///easels.famines.royal
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
9 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
24 m
Descent
11 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly

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