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Tour around Lake Lucerne

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  • Schiffsanlegestelle Beckenried.
    Schiffsanlegestelle Beckenried.
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This scenic bike tour starts in Beckenried and goes via Stans, Lucerne, Küssnacht to Gersau. From Gersau you take the ferry back to Beckenried.
difficult
Distance 67.7 km
5:00 h
432 m
432 m
603 m
434 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

Worth seeing:

  • Stans (village square with the Winkelried monument)
  • Glasi Hergiswil 
  • Lucerne (Kappelbr cke, KKL, Old Town)
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
603 m
Lowest point
434 m
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Track types

Asphalt 23.32%Road 69.83%Ferry crossing 6.84%
Asphalt
15.8 km
Road
47.3 km
Ferry crossing
4.6 km
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Shipping schedule

 

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, boat landing stage

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

Take the SBB to Lucerne, change and take the Zentralbahn to Stans, change and take the bus to Beckenried.

Getting there

Motorway A2 (Basel-Chiasso-Italy), 2 exits for Beckenried:

- Exit Buochs/Beckenried or
- Exit Beckenried/Emmetten.

Beckenried is about 20 km south of Lucerne.

Parking

Concessionary parking available

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 
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Equipment

Rideable bike, helmet, gloves, change of clothes, rain gear, mini tool and puncture kit, lights, first aid kit, emergency numbers, sun protection, water  

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Parts of this content were machine translated using German as the source language


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
67.7 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
432 m
Descent
432 m
Highest point
603 m
Lowest point
434 m
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