Highlights: Willisau, Sempach, Zug
Route 99: Section 7 (Willisau 555m , Zug 420m)
Stats from SwitzerlandMobility.ch ( https://www.schweizmobil.ch/en/cycling-in-switzerland/routes/route/etappe-01436.html ): 72km, height difference 1100m (1200m in opposite direction). Highest peak at 800m. Their site has the full profile.
The last 6km, between Cham and Zug along the Zugersee are shared with Route 9:06, which I covered before. This way, I cut the trip a little short and took the return train from Cham.
This was a peaceful ride in the hilly countryside of Canton Lucerne. Nothing truly unique or breathtaking is found along this Section, but the lovely “typical” middle-Switzerland hilly landscape of cows and farmland. A colorful addition of the season were the many trees full of ripe apples.
The trail also briefly coasts two lakes: Sempachersee and Zugersee.
Aside from the bucolic countryside, minor sightseeing diversions are offered by the historic towns of Willisau, Sempach and Zug.
Overall, it is a long section, but I increased the pace, burned some electricity and muscles, cut it short at Cham (the rest was done in prior trips) and finally made it home for dinner time!
Links to Introduction and other Sections:
- BIKING THROUGH SWITZERLAND (with an electric bike)
- Route 99 (Heart Route): Section 1 – Lausanne to Romont
- Route 99: Section 2 – Romont to Laupen
- Route 99: Section 3 – Laupen to Thun
- Route 99: Section 4 – Thun to Langnau I.E.
- Route 99: Section 5 – Langnau i.E. to Burgdorf
- Route 99: Section 6 – Burgdorf to Willisau
- Route 3: Section 2 -Aarau to Lucerne
- Route 9: Section 6 – Sarnen to Zug,