32 Rhein–Hirzel–Linth
32 Rhein–Hirzel–Linth

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Rhein–Hirzel–Linth

Rhein–Hirzel–Linth

Kaiserstuhl–Niederurnen (Ziegelbrücke)

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Rhein–Hirzel–Linth

Rhein–Hirzel–Linth

Between Kaiserstuhl and Ziegelbrücke peaceful valleys, plains, moraine landscapes and lake shores alternate with industrial areas and the hectic buzz of Zurich, the business metropolis.
Lost in time, tiny medieval Kaiserstuhl, with its hexagonal fountain, constantly guarded by the massive Oberen Turm (upper tower). The route follows the waters of the Fisibach through peaceful Bachsertal, drops to the lowlands at Neeracherried and gets caught up in the tumult of the industrial districts of Wehntal and Furttal.

After a short breather at Chatzensee, crossing Zurich will give anyone a good shake up with the exhilarating spirit of the economic metropolis experienced at close quarters. On the climb up to Zimmerberg things improve, with occasional glimpses of the Zürichsee.

Drumlins and marshy hollows lie picturesque in between small farms in the moraine landscape of Hirzel - Samstagern, before new country houses take over the scene and Pfäffikon appears. After a short Obersee detour the going becomes flat, with large green fields in the March region. The fertile plain is easily accessible by rail and motorway; the industrial firms and the Linthkanal are soon reached.
Between Kaiserstuhl and Ziegelbrücke peaceful valleys, plains, moraine landscapes and lake shores alternate with industrial areas and the hectic buzz of Zurich, the business metropolis.
Lost in time, tiny medieval Kaiserstuhl, with its hexagonal fountain, constantly guarded by the massive Oberen Turm (upper tower). The route follows the waters of the Fisibach through peaceful Bachsertal, drops to the lowlands at Neeracherried and gets caught up in the tumult of the industrial districts of Wehntal and Furttal.

After a short breather at Chatzensee, crossing Zurich will give anyone a good shake up with the exhilarating spirit of the economic metropolis experienced at close quarters. On the climb up to Zimmerberg things improve, with occasional glimpses of the Zürichsee.

Drumlins and marshy hollows lie picturesque in between small farms in the moraine landscape of Hirzel - Samstagern, before new country houses take over the scene and Pfäffikon appears. After a short Obersee detour the going becomes flat, with large green fields in the March region. The fertile plain is easily accessible by rail and motorway; the industrial firms and the Linthkanal are soon reached.
98 km | 3 Stages
Asphalted: 96 km
Natural surface: 2 km
1150 m | 1100 m
easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Kaiserstuhl AG
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Arrival / return travel Ziegelbrücke
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Services

Accommodation

Hotel Restaurant Kreuz
Hotel Restaurant Kreuz
Kaiserstuhl AG
Propstei Wislikofen
Propstei Wislikofen
Wislikofen
B&B Siglistorf
B&B Siglistorf
Siglistorf
Huebhof
Huebhof
Bachs
Hotel Restaurant Löwen
Hotel Restaurant Löwen
Dielsdorf
Hotel-Restaurant Bienengarten
Hotel-Restaurant Bienengarten
Dielsdorf
Gasthof Hirschen
Gasthof Hirschen
Regensdorf
«Cow meets City» Bed&Breakfast
«Cow meets City» Bed&Breakfast
Watt bei Regensdorf
Hotel Züri by Fassbind
Hotel Züri by Fassbind
Zürich
Hotel Swiss Night by Fassbind
Hotel Swiss Night by Fassbind
Zürich
Jugendherberge Zürich
Jugendherberge Zürich
Zürich
Sorell Hotel Rex
Sorell Hotel Rex
Zürich
Romantik Seehotel Sonne
Romantik Seehotel Sonne
Küsnacht ZH
Jugendherberge Richterswil
Jugendherberge Richterswil
Richterswil
BnB Kastenegg
BnB Kastenegg
Feusisberg
Seedamm Plaza
Seedamm Plaza
Pfäffikon SZ
Ferienwohnung / Gästezimmer Kälin
Ferienwohnung / Gästezimmer Kälin
Pfäffikon SZ
Hotel Restaurant Sternen
Hotel Restaurant Sternen
Pfäffikon SZ
Lützelhof
Lützelhof
Pfäffikon SZ
Jugendherberge Rapperswil-Jona
Jugendherberge Rapperswil-Jona
Jona
Sorell Hotel Speer
Sorell Hotel Speer
Rapperswil
Marina Lachen
Marina Lachen
Lachen SZ
Bauernhof Rosenbergerhof
Bauernhof Rosenbergerhof
Tuggen
Parkhotel Schwert
Parkhotel Schwert
Weesen
Hotel-Restaurant Flyhof
Hotel-Restaurant Flyhof
Weesen
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Bookable offers

Swiss
Swiss "Schoggi"-Tour
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Places

Kaiserstuhl AG
Kaiserstuhl AG
Dielsdorf
Dielsdorf
Zurich
Zurich
Adliswil
Adliswil
Küsnacht ZH
Küsnacht ZH
Albis Passhöhe
Albis Passhöhe
Horgen
Horgen
Richterswil
Richterswil
Pfäffikon SZ
Pfäffikon SZ
Rapperswil-Jona
Rapperswil-Jona
Siebnen
Siebnen
Schänis
Schänis
Niederurnen (Ziegelbrücke)
Niederurnen (Ziegelbrücke)
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Places of interest

Neeracher Ried
Neeracher Ried
Bikepark Allmend Zürich
Bikepark Allmend Zürich
Biketrail Triemli
Biketrail Triemli
Chinese Garden Zürich
Chinese Garden Zürich
Fraumünster Church
Fraumünster Church
Grossmünster
Grossmünster
Kunsthaus Zürich
Kunsthaus Zürich
Lindenhof
Lindenhof
Planetenweg Walking Trail from Uetliberg
Planetenweg Walking Trail from Uetliberg
Pumptrack Zürichberg
Pumptrack Zürichberg
St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Church
Swiss National Museum Zürich
Swiss National Museum Zürich
Zoo Zürich
Zoo Zürich
Wildlife Park Zürich Sihlwald
Wildlife Park Zürich Sihlwald
The Au peninsula
The Au peninsula
Altendorf–Etzel
Altendorf–Etzel
The Frauenwinkel
The Frauenwinkel
Ufenau and Lützelau Islands in Lake Züri
Ufenau and Lützelau Islands in Lake Züri
Rapperswil Castle
Rapperswil Castle
Rapperswil-Hurden Wooden bridge
Rapperswil-Hurden Wooden bridge
Seebrücke Rapperswil–Hurden
Seebrücke Rapperswil–Hurden
Pump track Altendorf
Pump track Altendorf
Freulerpalast
Freulerpalast
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Swimming

Sport facility Erlen Dielsdorf
Sport facility Erlen Dielsdorf
Frauenbadi river bath Zurich
Frauenbadi river bath Zurich
Kilchberg indoor pool complex
Kilchberg indoor pool complex
Kilchberg lido
Kilchberg lido
Lido Bürger I Thalwil
Lido Bürger I Thalwil
Lido Bürger II Thalwil
Lido Bürger II Thalwil
Park bathing complex Seerose Horgen
Park bathing complex Seerose Horgen
Sportbad Käpfnach
Sportbad Käpfnach
Alpamare Water Park Pfäffikon
Alpamare Water Park Pfäffikon
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Signalization

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