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Panoramic route: Sempach-Buttisholz-Sempach

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Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Aussicht auf den See
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Lose yourself in the mesmerising lake and mountain panorama on this round tour through pristine scenery from Lake Sempach into the Rot valley and back.
difficult
Distance 38.4 km
2:52 h
475 m
475 m
As you leave the Suren valley floor after Sempach and Neuenkirch and slowly climb the flank of the Ruswilerberg, you understand where the tour’s name of Panoramic Route comes from. The views from here are incomparable. Rising above Littau and Malters is the extended flank consisting of the Schwandenegg, Blatterberg and Sonnenberg, which stands like a guardian in front of the Pilatus massif, thrusting mightily skywards. Calling to mind a beauty contest, the Pilatus stands alongside a chain of alpine peaks populating the horizon from left to right.

 

The route follows delightful trails and passes ancient farmsteads as it descends into the Rot valley to Buttisholz and Grosswangen. You return to the Suren valley and the idyllic shores of Lake Sempach via the Leidenberg, from where you can enjoy views of the lake that lies at the heart of our region.

Author’s recommendation

Alongside the amazing views, you will find it worthwhile pausing at the Swiss Paraplegic Centre in Nottwil or the Mittler farmstead in Huprächtigen, which dates from 1734.
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Peter Regli 
Update: October 06, 2020
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
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Highest point
729 m
Lowest point
504 m
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Start

Sempach (506 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'656'943E 1'219'533N
DD
47.124337, 8.189068
DMS
47°07'27.6"N 8°11'20.6"E
UTM
32T 438491 5219300
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Destination

Sempach

Turn-by-turn directions

Camping Seeland Sempach-Neuenkirch-Homel-Huprächtige-Mittelarig-Buttisholz-Allmend-Grosswangen-Sigerswil-Sursee-Oberkirch-Nottwil-Sempach.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'656'943E 1'219'533N
DD
47.124337, 8.189068
DMS
47°07'27.6"N 8°11'20.6"E
UTM
32T 438491 5219300
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Anyone with binoculars or a camera with wide-angle lens would be in a position to take full advantage of the stunning and wide-ranging views.

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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Question from Theo Odermatt · September 19, 2020 · Community
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Peter Regli 
July 11, 2018 · Sempachersee Tourismus
Geschätzte Julia, die Tour kann mit dem Bike oder einem Quervelo befahren werden, grosse Teile davon auch mit einem Rennrad - mit etwas Fahrkunst geht auch das. Beste Grüsse, Sempachersee Tourismus, Peter 
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Julia F
July 10, 2018 · Community
Ist diese Route für Bike oder Rennvelo gedacht?
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
38.4 km
Duration
2:52 h
Ascent
475 m
Descent
475 m
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