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Route 1291 Stage 1: Lucerne - Altdorf (boat trip from Brunnen - Flüelen)

Route
E-Bikes
Length
54.2 km
Travel time
approx. 4 h
Tour details
Tour details
Route 1291 Stage 1: Lucerne -  Altdorf (boat trip from Brunnen - Flüelen)
Ein Selfie mit dem Wasserturm in Luzern vor dem Start der Route 1291.
Photo: Nico Schärer | Luzern Tourismus, Unknown
Route 1291 Stage 1: Lucerne -  Altdorf (boat trip from Brunnen - Flüelen)
Vor der Abfahrt auf die Route 1291 lohnt sich ein Gang über die weltbekannte Kapellbrücke.
Photo: Nico Schärer | Luzern Tourismus, Unknown
Route 1291 Stage 1: Lucerne -  Altdorf (boat trip from Brunnen - Flüelen)
In Brunnen steigen die E-Biker der Route 1291 um auf das Schiff nach Flüelen.
Photo: Nico Schärer | Luzern Tourismus, Unknown
Route 1291 Stage 1: Lucerne -  Altdorf (boat trip from Brunnen - Flüelen)
Die Schiffsstation Brunnen bringt E-Biker auf der Route 1291 nach Flüelen.
Photo: Nico Schärer | Luzern Tourismus, Unknown
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The first stage of the Route 1291 leads from Lucerne railway station via Weggis to Brunnen. From there it goes by boat to Flüelen and continues by bike to Altdorf.
The Route 1291 starts at Lucerne railway station and takes you past the city's most important landmarks, the Water Tower and the Chapel Bridge. After circling the Lucerne lake basin, the route continues to Küssnacht am Rigi, from where you can enjoy a magnificent view of Lake Lucerne via Weggis to the boat landing stage in Brunnen. From here you can take the boat to the lower end of Lake Lucerne, to Flüelen. From Flüelen it is a short ride to Altdorf, the first stage destination.

 

Route: ca. 55 km | Ascent 555 hm | Descent 527  hm

Technical details

Tour type
E-Bikes
Starting point
Lucerne
Point of arrival
Altdorf
Difficulty
Medium
Condition
4 / 6
Ascent
395 m
Descent
380 m
Best Time of Year
May, June, July, August, September, October
Directions
The first stage of Route 1291 leads from Lucerne railway station via Küssnacht am Rigi, Weggis, Vitznau and Gersau to Brunnen. From there it is by boat to Flüelen and continues by bike to Altdorf.

On this route, pay attention to the signposting on site. On some sections of the route, fast e-bikes (45s with yellow number) are sometimes prohibited. Here you will find the traffic signals and their meaning.

When passing through farms, we thank you on behalf of the farmers for passing through at an adapted, reduced speed.

Safety information
The route leads along a busy road. Pay attention to your safety in road traffic. 

On this route, pay attention to the signposting on site. On some sections of the route, fast e-bikes (45s with yellow number) are sometimes prohibited. Here you will find the traffic signals and their meaning.

When passing through farms, we thank you on behalf of the farmers for passing through at an adapted, reduced speed.

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Equipment
  • E-bike (incl. spare battery, if possible) and charger for on the road.
  • Suitable equipment for your own safety

If you don't have your own e-bike, we recommend Rent a Bike. Rent the right e-bike for you online and pick it up conveniently at Lucerne station.

Author’s advice
Don't forget the selfie in front of Lucerne's water tower and the Chapel Bridge. And the Hohle Gasse in Küssnacht is also worth a visit.
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Accessible by bus and train
Yes
Public transport
By bus or train to Lucerne station.
Further information & links
Historical highlights of the 1st stage
  • Lucerne: Chapel Bridge with water tower
  • Küssnacht: Hohle Gasse
  • Schwyz: Federal Charter Museum

 

Culinary highlights of the 1st stage

  • Lucerne: Max Chocolatier
  • Brunnen: Seerestaurant  Bellevue Brunnen

Accommodation options of the 1st stage: