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Tour around Lake Lucerne

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  • Schiffsanlegestelle Beckenried.
    / Schiffsanlegestelle Beckenried.
    Photo: Jochen Ihle, CC BY, Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
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    Photo: Outdooractive Editors
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    Photo: Outdooractive Editors
  • / Pfarrkirche Stans
    Photo: Sakrallandschaft Innerschweiz ., Pilgerwege Schweiz
  • / Stans: Winkelried-Denkmal
    Photo: Mario Buchwalder, Pilgerwege Schweiz
  • / Wassertrum und Kapellbrücke in Luzern
    Photo: Laila Bosco, Luzern Tourismus AG
  • / Vitznau mit Blick Richtung Buochser- und Stanserhorn
    Photo: Outdooractive Editors
m 600 500 400 60 50 40 30 20 10 km Wasserturm Luzern Stans Gersau
Diese aussichtsreiche Fahrradtour startet in Beckenried und führt via Stans, Luzern, Küssnacht bis nach Gersau. Ab Gersau geht es mit der Fähre wieder zurück nach Beckenried.
difficult
Distance 67.7 km
5:00 h
432 m
432 m
This bike tour around crystal clear Lake Lucerne starts in Beckenried. You ride along the main road to Buochs and further into historic Stans, a good place to take a quick break. Check out the Winkelried monument and the old, winding streets. Athletic types can climb up to Rotzberg (666 m) or Blattiberg (859 m) for a better view of the area.
Then it's off to Stansstad and Hergiswil, where you can enjoy the magnificent view of the lake, Mount Rigi and Mount Bürgenstock from the foot of Mount Pilatus.
Following the shore of Lake Lucerne, you will pass Ennethorw, Kastanienbaum and Haslihorn en route to Lucerne.
After you visit Lucerne's Chapel Bridge, its lakeside promenade, or the Transport Museum, the route gets tougher. You escape the traffic by conquering the steep route to Meggen via Eggen. The reward is a mountain path with beautiful vistas. It takes you to Küssnacht via Tschädigen and Allmig, featuring postcard-perfect views of the lake and Rigi.
Küssnacht was once a port city on the old Gotthard trade route. The "Hollow Lane" from the legend of Wilhelm Tell legend is quite a detour, but it's worth taking the time. Then comes a winding panoramic stretch along Lake Lucerne to mild Gersau with its palm and chestnut trees. From here you take the ferry back to Beckenried. If nothing else, the beautiful view of the huge mountains that surround the lake makes the crossing worthwhile.

Note(s)
Always follow the blue SchweizMobil signs for cycling.

Attractions:
- Stans
- Glasi Hergiswil
- Lucerne

See also
For Supported Areas
GEO-Tracks GmbH
Zugerstrasse 1
CH-6330 Cham
Web: www.gps-tracks.com
E-Mail: touren@gps-tracks.com

Author’s recommendation

Sehenswürdigkeiten:

  • Stans (Dorfplatz mit dem Winkelrieddenkmal)
  • Glasi Hergiswil 
  • Luzern (Kappelbrücke, KKL, Altstadt)
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
603 m
Lowest point
434 m
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Tips and hints

Schifffahrplan

 

Start

Beckenried, station (441 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'677'698E 1'202'751N
DD
46.971290, 8.459692
DMS
46°58'16.6"N 8°27'34.9"E
UTM
32T 458900 5202115
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Destination

Beckenried, Schiffsanlegeplatz

Turn-by-turn directions

Beckenried - Buochs - Stans - Stansstad - Ennethorw - Kastanienbaum - Luzern - Meggen - Tschädigen - Allmig - Küssnacht - Greppen - Weggis - Vitznau - Gersau

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Mit der SBB bis Luzern, umsteigen und mit der Zentralbahn bis Stans, umsteigen und mit dem Bus bis Beckenried.

Getting there

Autobahn A2 (Basel-Chiasso-Italien), 2 Ausfahrten für Beckenried:

- Ausfahrt Buochs/Beckenried oder
- Ausfahrt Beckenried/Emmetten.

Beckenried liegt ca. 20 km südlich von Luzern.

Parking

Konstenpflichtige Parkplätze vorhanden 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'677'698E 1'202'751N
DD
46.971290, 8.459692
DMS
46°58'16.6"N 8°27'34.9"E
UTM
32T 458900 5202115
w3w 
///harmony.clearcut.womb
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Fahrtüchtiges Fahrrad, Helm, Handschuhe, Wechselkleidung, Regenschutz, Mini-Tool und Pannen-Set, Beleuchtung, Erste-Hilfe-Set, Notrufnummern, Sonnenschutz, Wasser  

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
67.7 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
432 m
Descent
432 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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