66 Goldküste–Limmat
66 Goldküste–Limmat

Cycling in Switzerland

Goldküste–Limmat

Goldküste–Limmat

Rapperswil–Baden

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Goldküste–Limmat

Goldküste–Limmat

From Rapperswil the route runs along the north-eastern shores of the Zürichsee, past country estates and expensive villas. After Zurich’s lakeside promenade, the curves of the Limmat leads through the urban sprawl. Baden awaits at the end of the tour, its spas inviting you to rest and relax.
Rapperswil castle enthroned on a rocky spur, where from Lindenhof, panoramic views sweep over the Säntis to the Glarus Alps, the Zurich Oberland and the Zürichsee split in two by the lake dam. The lake is sung about in the wistful children’s song «I han es chlyses Schiffli» (I have a little ship). Boats have always plied the 40-km-long lake: once war vessels, trading boats, steamships, beer boats and gravel barges; today hundreds of private pleasure boats, two lake steamers and 12 motor vessels.

The north-eastern shore along the gentle slopes of the Pfannenstiel has long been home to stately country mansions. Now just as expensive villas are being built, which occasionally rob cyclists of lake views. The route now runs sometimes separate from, and sometimes with, the traffic through the busy regional centres of Stäfa, Meilen, Küsnacht and through Zurich’s «leisure-side», the lakeside promenade with its leisure and pleasure seekers.

The Limmat winds steadfastly through the urban sprawl, past the tranquil Fahr Monastery and on through the Limmattal shopping mile. Destination Baden, a town in Canton Aargau, its old town centre boasting a celebrated spa history.
From Rapperswil the route runs along the north-eastern shores of the Zürichsee, past country estates and expensive villas. After Zurich’s lakeside promenade, the curves of the Limmat leads through the urban sprawl. Baden awaits at the end of the tour, its spas inviting you to rest and relax.
Rapperswil castle enthroned on a rocky spur, where from Lindenhof, panoramic views sweep over the Säntis to the Glarus Alps, the Zurich Oberland and the Zürichsee split in two by the lake dam. The lake is sung about in the wistful children’s song «I han es chlyses Schiffli» (I have a little ship). Boats have always plied the 40-km-long lake: once war vessels, trading boats, steamships, beer boats and gravel barges; today hundreds of private pleasure boats, two lake steamers and 12 motor vessels.

The north-eastern shore along the gentle slopes of the Pfannenstiel has long been home to stately country mansions. Now just as expensive villas are being built, which occasionally rob cyclists of lake views. The route now runs sometimes separate from, and sometimes with, the traffic through the busy regional centres of Stäfa, Meilen, Küsnacht and through Zurich’s «leisure-side», the lakeside promenade with its leisure and pleasure seekers.

The Limmat winds steadfastly through the urban sprawl, past the tranquil Fahr Monastery and on through the Limmattal shopping mile. Destination Baden, a town in Canton Aargau, its old town centre boasting a celebrated spa history.
62 km | 2 Stages
Asphalted: 44 km
Natural surface: 18 km
620 m | 640 m
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Rapperswil
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Arrival / return travel Baden
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Services

Accommodation

Seedamm Plaza
Seedamm Plaza
Pfäffikon SZ
Hotel Restaurant Sternen
Hotel Restaurant Sternen
Pfäffikon SZ
Lützelhof
Lützelhof
Pfäffikon SZ
Hotel Jakob
Hotel Jakob
Rapperswil
Jugendherberge Rapperswil-Jona
Jugendherberge Rapperswil-Jona
Jona
Sorell Hotel Speer
Sorell Hotel Speer
Rapperswil
Jugendherberge Richterswil
Jugendherberge Richterswil
Richterswil
Romantik Seehotel Sonne
Romantik Seehotel Sonne
Küsnacht ZH
Jugendherberge Zürich
Jugendherberge Zürich
Zürich
Hotel Swiss Night by Fassbind
Hotel Swiss Night by Fassbind
Zürich
Hotel Züri by Fassbind
Hotel Züri by Fassbind
Zürich
Sorell Hotel Rex
Sorell Hotel Rex
Zürich
Gasthof Hirschen AG
Gasthof Hirschen AG
Regensdorf
Landgasthof Linde
Landgasthof Linde
Fislisbach
Jugendherberge Baden
Jugendherberge Baden
Baden
Atrium-Hotel Blume 'Unique'
Atrium-Hotel Blume 'Unique'
Baden
Hotel-Restaurant Linde
Hotel-Restaurant Linde
Baden
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Places

Pfäffikon SZ
Pfäffikon SZ
Rapperswil-Jona
Rapperswil-Jona
Stäfa
Stäfa
Richterswil
Richterswil
Meilen
Meilen
Horgen
Horgen
Küsnacht ZH
Küsnacht ZH
Zurich
Zurich
Baden
Baden
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Places of interest

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
House of the Knights of St. John
House of the Knights of St. John
The Au peninsula
The Au peninsula
Bikepark Allmend Zürich
Bikepark Allmend Zürich
Chinese Garden Zürich
Chinese Garden Zürich
Fraumünster Church
Fraumünster Church
Grossmünster
Grossmünster
Kunsthaus Zürich
Kunsthaus Zürich
Lindenhof
Lindenhof
Pumptrack Zürichberg
Pumptrack Zürichberg
St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Church
Swiss National Museum Zürich
Swiss National Museum Zürich
Zoo Zürich
Zoo Zürich
Kloster Wettingen
Kloster Wettingen
Historic Museum Baden
Historic Museum Baden
Villa Langmatt
Villa Langmatt
Swiss Children's Museum
Swiss Children's Museum
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Swimming

Alpamare Water Park Pfäffikon
Alpamare Water Park Pfäffikon
Rüti swimming pool
Rüti swimming pool
Lake bathing Egelsee Bubikon
Lake bathing Egelsee Bubikon
Park bathing complex Seerose Horgen
Park bathing complex Seerose Horgen
Sportbad Käpfnach
Sportbad Käpfnach
Lido Bürger I Thalwil
Lido Bürger I Thalwil
Lido Bürger II Thalwil
Lido Bürger II Thalwil
Kilchberg indoor pool complex
Kilchberg indoor pool complex
Kilchberg lido
Kilchberg lido
Frauenbadi river bath Zurich
Frauenbadi river bath Zurich
Outdoor swimming baths Weihermatt Urdorf
Outdoor swimming baths Weihermatt Urdorf
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Signalization

Signalization
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