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Arni Bike - 407 SchweizMobil

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Arni – one of the Uri holiday region’s most popular recreation areas offers a wonderful tour featuring species-rich dry grasslands and rare orchids beneath the Geissberg.
moderate
Distance 23.2 km
3:30 h
1,000 m
1,000 m

After a short ascent to reach the historic Gotthard mule path bordered by handsome dry stone walls and piles of stones cleared from the pastures, you head for Meitschligen via Vorder Ried and Hinter Ried. The route follows the gently rising mountain road to the village of Gurtnellen, where two restaurants offer an opportunity for a break. The going now gets steeper and you pass through some fascinating country featuring species-rich dry grasslands and rare varieties of orchid to reach Heissigegg. Here you are rewarded with great views of the upper Reuss valley. You continue via a delightful forest road to picturesque Lake Arni with its picnic and barbecue spots as well as restaurants – just right for a lunch break. If you want to go around the lake, however, you can only do so on foot. The descent on the somewhat steep, rough alpine trail tests both brakes and suspension, but is sure to quicken the pulse of every MTB devotee. You arrive at the hamlet of Intschi in a rather shaken state before transferring to the smooth cantonal road and returning to Amsteg.

Tip(s)
The tour is waymarked no. 407 throughout.

Contact
Uri Tourismus AG
Schützengasse 11
CH-6460 Altdorf 
Phone +41 (0)41 874 80 00
Fax +41 (0)41 874 80 01
Email: info@uri.info
Internet: www.uri.info

Andermatt-Urserntal Tourismus GmbH
Gotthardstrasse 2
CH-6490 Andermatt
Phone +41 (0)41 888 71 00
Fax +41 (0)41 888 71 01
Email: info@andermatt.ch
Internet: www.andermatt.ch

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Author
Uri Tourismus AG 
Update: October 20, 2020
Difficulty
S1 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Landscape
Highest point
1,410 m
Lowest point
520 m

Start

Amsteg, “Post” bus stop (522 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'694'125E 1'180'575N
DD
46.769701, 8.670964
DMS
46°46'10.9"N 8°40'15.5"E
UTM
32T 474877 5179624
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Destination

Amsteg, “Post” bus stop

Turn-by-turn directions

Amsteg - Vorder Ried - Meitschligen - Wiler near Gurtnellen - Gurtnellen - Rinderstafel - Lake Arni - Rinderstafel - Intschi - Amsteg

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Train to Erstfeld. Then take the Göschenen bus to the “Post” stop in Amsteg.

Getting there

Von der Autobahn A2 Ausfahrt Amsteg nehmen.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'694'125E 1'180'575N
DD
46.769701, 8.670964
DMS
46°46'10.9"N 8°40'15.5"E
UTM
32T 474877 5179624
w3w 
///plan.earth.scored
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Difficulty
S1 moderate
Distance
23.2 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
1,000 m
Descent
1,000 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Refreshment stops available

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