The 4 km long track "Herrenrüti" is conditionally and technically demanding. Situated at the very back of the valley, the route is unique from a scenic point of view.
The starting point of this cross-country skiing route is the Fürenalp valley station. This conditionally and technically demanding route is 4 kilometres long and includes a steep ascent up to Herrenrüti. The start is still easy, with a slight ascent over the Herrenrütiboden. From there it's a steep climb up to Spannörtern. Once you reach the top of Herrenrüti, after a short loop, the route descends back to the starting point. Situated at the far end of the valley, the route is scenically unique. You almost feel like you are back in time and there is nothing to listen to except your own breath and the crunch of the snow.
The cross-country skiing equipment can be rented in the sports shops in Engelberg.
The tour can be extended at will and the valley trail can be added. Via the valley cross-country trail you can get to the Nordic Center in the village, or use the free sports bus to get to the starting point of the tour.
Parking spaces are available in Engelberg for a fee.
Take the Motorway A2 (Basel-Luzern-Gotthard) to Stans-south. From there follow the main road for 20 km to Engelberg. Engelberg is about 30 minutes from Lucerne. From Zurich you need about 1 h 15 min, and from Bern or Basel approximatly 1 h 45 min.
National and international connections (from Zurich airport connections every half hour with approx. 1h travel time) to Lucerne. Afterwards with the Zentralbahn in 43 minutes through varied landscape and gorges up to Engelberg.