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A Tarred or paved road
B Dirt track
C Mule trail
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C6 Urnerboden » Altdorf
  |   9h30   |   27.8 km   |   783 m   |   1707 m

Leave the hamlet of Urner Boden heading westward and follow the old pass trail up to the Klausen pass. From the pass, follow the high-altitude trail past the Heidmanegg to Mettenen. A short, steep climb leads to Spiringen, from where the trail from the Schächental valley leads past Bürglen to Altdorf, the stage destination with its Tell monument.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
1376 m
| D  6 km / 2h20
1957 m
| D  4.6 km / 1h20
1846 m
| D  1.8 km / 0h40
1806 m
| D  4.2 km / 1h30
1284 m
| D  2.7 km / 1h00
928 m
| D  5.7 km / 1h50
557 m
| D  2.8 km / 0h50
452 m
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Natural and cultural heritage
Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
Trans Swiss Trail 1: long distance hiking trail from Porrentruy to Chiasso.
Useful topographic maps
  • 246 T Klausenpass ~ Swisstopo (1: 50'000)
  • Uri ~ Hallwag Kümmerly + Frey, ISBN 3-259-00873-X ( 1:60'000)
  • Urner Wanderwegverein ~ URI, Schächental, ISBN 3-906130-14-2
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  • frankie9594 - 2018-05-03
    Monaco- Trieste

    This stage is follows the road for the most part. if looking for a place to camp in Urnerboden, there is a dirt road by Gasthaus Sonne that goes to the river. There, you can find a place to bivouac.
  • tof - 2015-01-18
    Trieste-Monaco le 24/08/14
    A Urnerboden, une épicerie ouverte (le dimanche matin). Peut-être à cause d'une course en montagne ce jour là ?

    Passage du Klausenpass pénible à cause des nombreux motards et automobilistes qui prennent la route pour un circuit automobile.

    Superbe descente dans un cirque pour atteindre Asch. Joli village traditionnel avec un fuerstelle. Là un bande de joyeux Zurichois francophones m'invitent à partager leur repas. Quel accueil !

    Reprise du chemin bien rassasié mais proche de nuit. Bivouac dans une forêt de hêtre juste avant de descendre sur Spiringen.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Trieste-Monaco on 24/8/14 A Urnerboden, open grocery store (Sunday morning). Perhaps because of a mountain race that day? Passage of the Klausen difficult because of the many motorcyclists and motorists hit the road for a motor circuit. Superb descent into a circus to reach Asch. Nice village with a fuerstelle. There a band of merry speaking Zurich invite me to share their meal. What a welcome! Resumption of satiated path but close to night. Bivouac in a beech forest, just before going down to Spiringen.
  • Thierry M - 2013-12-29
    Monaco - Trieste
    The trail from Altdorf up to Spiringen is not interesting (following road)
    In Spiringen it can stay low and reach Unterschachen following water stream to Asch then up steep to Klausenpass. Via Alpina trail goes up on a balcony from Spiringen/Urigen. Indoor accomodation can be found in unterschachen.
    There is a road at Klausenpass.opened toilet,roof and water available there
  • joan - 2011-09-22
    Good hotel at Klausenpass with dortoirs for trekkers, the Klassenpasshoehe, and good prices too: 60 Sf. for half board in the summer of 2011.
  • Lou Papé - 2010-07-27
    Une variante fortement recommandée entre Bürglen et le Klausenpass: passer par Unterschächen et Äsch. Paysages magnifiques
    Automatic translation [Google]
    A variation between Bürglen highly recommended and Klausen: through Unterschächen and Asch. Magnificent landscapes
  • wfstb - 2010-04-04
    Benutzer Holle hat recht. Die zwei nach unten gerichteten Zacken im Höhenprofil (Bereich Klausenpass) sind - ebenso wie die Höhenmeterangaben - völlig unrealistisch.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Users Holle's right. The two downward spikes in the elevation profile (range Klausenpass) are - as well as the altitude information - completely unrealistic.
  • Holle - 2010-01-13

    toller Internetauftritt mit unheimlich viel Informationswert. Bei Etappe C6 ist mir aufgefallen, dass es Ausreisser im GPS-Track gibt und auch das Höhenprofil daher gar nicht passt. Wär klasse, wenn ihr das korrigieren könntet.

    Gruss aus dem Schwobaländle, Holle
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Hello, great site with an awful lot of valuable information. In Section C6, I noticed that there are outliers in the GPS track and the height profile does not therefore fit. Would great if you could fix that. Greetings from the Schwobaländle, Holle
Last update : 2011-03-28